The news conference of Dong Mu , director of Zinhua News Ageny was held in special desk of Foreign Media in Tehran Press Festival at Tehran's Mosalla building.
"Xinhua News Agency and the future of the Silk Road"
1 Nov 2107
Dong Mu started his lecture by saying that Xinhua was established in 1931. While being the most influential and biggest news agency, it is also the only official news agency of the People's Republic of China. He went on to say that, at present, Xinhua has some 170 offices in foreign countries and functions as the only media for broadcasting the important news of the central government in eight live languages of the world.
Mr.Mu added that more than 2100 years ago,the representative of Hun dynasty visited central Asia and Iran twice and opened the old Silk Road which continued from the West to the East and ended up in Europe. Due to its pivotal role for trade, cultural exchange and friendly cooperation important missions were implemented by diplomats, businessmen, and scientists to meet the needs of the this road in its entirety. He added: four years ago, the president of the people Republic of China raised a new initiative for the Silk Road and it's economic belt which includes Iran.
Regarding the Silk Road issue he said Xinhua news agency as the official news agency of the people Republic of China has hired numerous reporters in order to cover the news related to the Silk Road and is committed to reflect the news related to social progress as well as economic development and growth. At the end of his speech he pointed out that the efforts being undertaken these days will sure benefit future Iranian and Chinese and other countries for generations to come.