Peking : On November 2, the signing ceremony of a strategic cooperation agreement between China Daily and Peking University took place at the Linhuxuan, Peking University. Hao Ping, president of Peking University, and Zhou Shuchun, chief editor of China Daily, held a conference and reached consensus on the cooperation in fields including media integration, public relation, international communication, and social service.
Hao Ping warmly welcomed Zhou Shuchun and his party. He said that China Daily, as China’s only state-level English daily newspaper, has been actively publicizing and interpreting the core ideas of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. With its strong influence at home and abroad, it has become an important channel leading to mutual understanding between China and the world. Hao Ping thanked China Daily for its full support for the work of Peking University. He hoped that the signing of the agreement would serve as an opportunity to establish long-term strategic cooperative relations with China Daily, so that the two could explore a more diversified model of cooperation in international communication based on their respective advantages.
Zhou Shuchun thanked Peking University for its long-standing support for China Daily. He said as 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the China Daily, President Xi Jinping confirmed its important role over the past 40 years, and expected it to continue its mission at the new starting point and to make more contributions. He also said that Peking University, as one of China’s top universities, had carried out meaningful exploration and practice in the field of international communication. Zhou hoped the cooperation would form a strong joint force to promote the construction of a strategic communication system with Chinese characteristics and contribute to mutual communication between China and the world.
Wang Bo, vice president of Peking University, and Zhu Baoxia, editorial board member and chief secretary of China daily signed the cooperation agreement on behalf of the two sides. Hao Ping and Zhou Shuchun exchanged gifts. After the signing ceremony, Zhou Shuchun and his party visited the exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the CPC at Peking University Library.