Yang Zhenwu (2nd from right), president of People’s Daily, Wang Dongfeng (2nd from left), secretary of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the CPC, Lu Xinning, deputy editor-in-chief of People’s Daily (1st from right) and Chen Gang, director of the Xiongan New Area administrative committee attend the ceremony.
The online news provider of the Xiongan New Area, a new economic zone southwest of Beijing, was launched on Jan. 16, in a bid to expand media coverage about the area. The website is guided by the People’s Daily and operated by people.cn.
News, policies, data, people, pictures, and other information provided by the website will offer a comprehensive look at Xiongan New Area.
A mobile app of the website was also revealed. At the launching ceremony, People’s Daily signed a strategic agreement with the administrative committee of Xiongan New Area on the construction of a cultural media platform to better publicize construction of the new area.
The website has also launched its English, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Portuguese versions. The Xiongan New Area has also opened accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other overseas social media platforms.
Yang Zhenwu gives a speech at the ceremony.
Yang Zhenwu, president of People’s Daily, Wang Dongfeng, secretary of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the CPC, and other officials with People’s Daily and Hebei Province kicked off the website.
Yang expressed his hope for enhancing cooperation and jointly boosting construction of the Xiongan New Area in a speech delivered to the ceremony.
The first goal is to catch the opportunity to better report the area, and set a new example of media partnership between People’s Daily and local governments. To achieve this, Yang said People’s Daily will mobilize its media platforms to help build a first-class media project in the industry.
The second goal is to tell Xiongan stories, draw a beautiful future for Xiongan, and strongly support the area to attract more talents. The third goal is to deeply present the development concept of Xiongan, and to help the construction concept of Xiongan to reach more readers around the globe.
Wang Dongfeng gives a speech at the ceremony.
Wang Dongfeng noted that the establishment of the media center is conducive to spreading Xiongan’s voice to the world and creating a sound public opinion environment for the Xiongan New Area. Hebei is dedicated to building the media center into a first-class media platform with international reputation and influence. The provincial party committee and government will give full-fledge support to the center.