Beijing press briefing on Hangzhou international congress
A press briefing on the Hangzhou International Congress on Culture : Key to Sustainable Development was held in the Ministry of Education yesterday afternoon (8 May 2013) convened by the Secretary General of the NATCOM Mr Du Yue.
The Vice-mayor of Hangzhou, Mr. Zhang Jianting, and Mr.Zhao Haisheng Deputy Director-General of Bureau for External Cultural Relations from Ministry of Culture were present.Mr. Singh attended the briefing on behalf of UNESCO. He gave an overall introduction of the background of the Hangzhou Congress, highlighted the global significance of the event, the important roles played by the national and city hosts and the expected outcomes. Mr. Du Yue, Mr. Zhang and Mr. Zhao provided basic information on the preparation of the Congress, the programme, the participants and the cultural events. This was followed by a brief Q&A session in which Mr. Singh and others answered questions relating to the impact of China’s contributions in the field of culture and the value added by the Congress . More than 30 journalists representing TV, Radio and the Press attended the briefing. These included representatives of CCTV, China Daily, Xinhua News Agency, Guangming Daily, People’s Daily, China Radio International (CRI) and China Cultural News. So far Xinhua News and China news.com have posted information from the media briefing on their websites. Others news outlets in China have circulated the news.
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