The fourth China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Media Forum was held in Beijing on 16th November, 2018.
The event was organized by the Pakistan-China Institute and China Economic Net in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. The purpose of the Media Forum was to promote news exchange and partnership between the media personnel of the two countries.
In the welcoming address, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman Pakistan China Institute, thanked the hosts and termed the 5 years since the initiation of Belt and Road Initiative and its flagship project CPEC as an era of a win win co-operation.
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He shed light on the significance of CPEC, stating that it was launched when no other country was ready to invest in Pakistan. He termed Belt and Road Initiative as a driver of globalization in 21st century thereby paving way for the rise of Asia.
Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khalid appreciated the Media Forum for serving as a platform for Pakistani and Chinese scholars and journalists to exchange views on media collaboration and enhancing people to people contacts.
Ambassador noted that the China Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) has elevated the already close friendship between Pakistan and China to “All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partnership”. Ambassador said that in the changing media environment, media of both countries need to work proactively to give a positive projection by showing stories of human interest. Ambassador also termed the visit to China by the Prime Minister of Pakistan as a beacon of a new era of friendship between the two countries.
Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Dr. Shazra Kamran, former MNA, Mr. Jiang Heping, Director CGTN and Ms. Wang Dongmei, Executive Secretary, All China Journalists Association also addressed the Media Forum.
The Panel Sessions were addressed by renowned academicians and journalists from Pakistan and China, followed by an interactive and informative discussion by the panelists.
Earlier “CPEC Communication Award” for the CPEC best investigative story of the year was awarded to Pakistani and Chinese journalists.
The media Forum was attended well by parliamentarians, journalists, think-tanks representatives, analysts and academicians from Pakistan and China.
(This news/article originally appeared in People.cn on November 17th, 2018)