Xinhua president to head journalists association
Updated: 2006-10-26 21:37
President of China's official Xinhua News Agency was elected as the chairman
of the All China Journalists Association.
Tian Congming was elected at the first meeting of the seventh council of the
association which concluded in Beijing on Thursday.
President Hu Jintao has fully acknowledged the past work of the association
and given his hope that the association will adhere to the right political
direction and further bridge the media and the party and the government, Tian
said at his closing speech of the meeting.
"The next five years is crucial period for our country to build a well-off
society in an all-round way and a harmonious socialist society, a time of great
opportunities for the association and news organizations to accomplish their
work," he said.
The All-China Journalists Association represents more than 700,000
journalists in China.
Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of
the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, called on news
organizations to foster a sound ideological and public opinion environment for
building a harmonious socialist society, earlier at the three-day