BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- President of China's Xinhua News Agency Li Congjun said Friday that Xinhua was willing to carry out cooperation in the TV field with Time Warner, a media and entertainment conglomerate.
Li made the remarks during a meeting with Stephen J. Marcopoto, president of Turner International Asia Pacific Limited, the broadcasting division of Time Warner, who is in Beijing to attend the World Media Summit.
"We hope that through cooperation in TV and other fields, the two media organizations can consolidate ties and promote common development," he said.
Xinhua has launched a TV news service to expand its growth.
The summit, running from Oct. 8-10, gathered about 300 representatives from more than 170 media outlets from around the world, including wire services, newspapers and magazines, radio and television broadcasters, and on-line media.
It was jointly launched by the Xinhua News Agency, News Corporation, AP, Reuters, ITAR-TASS, Kyodo News, BBC, Turner Broadcasting System and Google Inc..
During the meeting with Li, Marcopoto said the convening of the summit was a breakthrough and he was honored to witness the historic moment.
He said Chinese President Hu Jintao's presence at the summit opening ceremony and exchanges with global media leaders were unprecedented and demonstrated the openness of the Chinese government.
At the opening ceremony held in the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing Friday morning, Marcopoto told the media delegates that Time Warner was eyeing China's faster market expansion after the government issued a new plan to encourage private and foreign investment in the cultural sector.
The company was "particularly interested" in the plan to lower the market access threshold for the entry of private and foreign capital to the cultural fields, and "excited" to learn that multimedia broadcasting, Internet and mobile TV would be promoted actively, he said.
Chinese president addresses World Media Summit
Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the opening ceremony of the World Media Summit at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 9, 2009. The two-day summit, hosted by Xinhua News Agency, opened here Friday morning. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao addressed the World Media Summit which opened Friday in Beijing.
About 300 representatives from more than 170 media outlets from around the world attended the summit at the Great Hall of the People. Full story
Xinhua president stresses media's social responsibility amid challenges
Li Congjun, president of China's Xinhua News Agency and executive chairman of the World Media Summit, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the summit at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 9, 2009. The two-day summit, hosted by Xinhua News Agency, opened here Friday morning. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The world's media must always adhere to their social responsibility and their role in improving public welfare, President of Xinhua News Agency Li Congjun said Friday.
Li made the remarks while addressing the opening ceremony of the World Media Summit, which gathered about 300 representatives from more than 170 media outlets the world over. Full story
BBC satisfied with partnership with China, hoping for more co-op
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) - Director of the BBC's Global News Richard Jeremy Sambrook expressed satisfaction with the UK-based broadcaster's programs in China and hope to tighten its partnership with Chinese peers on Friday.
The director said BBC was looking forward to launching a TV platform with a Chinese partner and cooperating with Chinese partners in developing English language learning through Internet and mobile phone. Full story
Reuters' editor-in-chief stresses media's role in healthy market economy
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Editor-in-chief of Reuters on Friday stressed the media's role in promoting a healthy market economy by providing transparency against the backdrop of global financial crisis.
"Efficiently informed and transparent financial markets are also healthy, sound, orderly and internationally competitive financial markets. These were the lessons of the 1997 Asian crisis," Editor-in-Chief of Reuters David Schlesinger told the opening session of the World Media Summit in Beijing. Full story
Media will provide free content, access on Internet: specialist
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Media will continue to provide free content and access on the Internet, although some believe there is a way for new media users to pay for access, said Jeffrey Gralnick, an NBC News special consultant, here Friday.
"While some will disagree, I am convinced the web has become so democratized that it is expected that content and access to it will be free," said Gralnick at the World Media Summit. Full story
Xinhua, Kyodo presidents stress role of World Media Summit in future development
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Heads of China's Xinhua News Agency and Japan's Kyodo News agreed Friday that the ongoing World Media Summit in Beijing would play a positive role in the future development of the global media industry.
The three-day summit gathered about 300 representatives from more than 170 media outlets from around the world, including wire services, newspapers and magazines, radio and television broadcasters, and on-line media. Full story
Xinhua, ITAR-TASS eye closer cooperation
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Xinhua News Agency was willing to further cooperation with its Russian counterpart ITAR-TASS, Xinhua's President Li Congjun said here on Friday.
Li made the remarks when meeting with ITAR-TASS' Director-General Vitaly Nikitich Ignatenko, who is a co-chairperson of the World Media Summit (WMS) opening Friday morning in Beijing. Full story
Google says new technologies help change developing patterns of media
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The world's traditional information and media industry would seek new developing patterns through the development of new technologies, John Liu, corporate vice president of the Greater China Operations at Google Inc., said here Friday.
Liu made the remarks at the ongoing World Media Summit (WMS), which was jointly launched by Xinhua, News Corporation, the Associated Press and six other global media organizations. Full story
World Media Summit begins in Beijing
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- About 300 representatives from more than 170 media outlets from around the globe gathered in Beijing Friday to discuss the seismic shifts and challenges in the industry at the World Media Summit.
The opening ceremony of the summit was held at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, and Chinese President Hu Jintao is here to deliver a keynote speech. Full story
Quotable Quotes: Media heavyweights comment on World Media Summit
BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Media gurus and heavyweights from around the world have gathered to offer their thoughts and theories at the World Media Summit, to help sharpen the insight of mass communication practitioners the world over.
The following are some comments by media leaders on the topics that are going to be discussed at the summit which is held in Bejing on Oct. 8-10, including on how the media industry should maneuver to meet and make use of the advent and advancement of the digital era. Full story
World media leaders gather to address challenges in new era
BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- In an unprecedented gathering, leaders of media organizations across the world are meeting in Beijing this weekend to discuss the seismic shifts and challenges in the industry.
Ahead of the World Media Summit (WMS), editor-in-chief of Reuters David Schlesinger told Xinhua that traditional media organizations are under mounting pressure to reform their business models to adapt to the changing reading or viewing habits of their audience. Full story
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