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20 Aug, 2014

China to build influential new-type media groups

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping said Monday that China will build several new-type media groups that are strong, influential and credible.

Xi made the remarks when presiding over the fourth meeting of the Leading Group for Overall Reform. He called on the nation to integrate traditional and new media to diversify its communication system.

Traditional media and new media must complement each other and their integration should cover content, channels, platforms, operations and management, Xi said. Integration should be supported by technology and follow the rules of news communication and laws governing the development of new media.

Monday’s meeting was attended by deputy group leaders Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Gaoli, all of whom are members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

The meeting also reviewed reform of the national examination and enrollment system, to enhance the fairness and supervision, and connect all levels and kinds of education.

A 7-year plan to implement the reform measures laid out at the third plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee in November last year and a report on the first half’s work on overall reform were also deliberated and passed at the meeting.

Xi said the plan will guide reform for the next seven years, and has designed the “path” of every measure and detailed the time schedule for the completion of various tasks.

The president stressed strict implementation and supervision to ensure smooth progress.