Publicity head stresses role of Internet

Updated: 2007-01-22 09:12

Beijing -- The head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, Liu Yunshan, has called on China's media organizations and government departments to improve the way they release information via the Internet.

Liu referred to the Internet as an "important window through which the outside world can learn about China".

All the major news websites and government websites should introduce Chinese issues to international society from different angles and update information in a timely manner, he said.

Liu also said that in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, an increasing number of art performances, exhibitions and cultural expos would be held for an overseas audience to learn about Chinese culture.

He also urged Chinese tourists to obey local laws and regulations, respect local traditions and customs and be more civilized when traveling overseas. In this way he believes Chinese tourists can assist the spread of Chinese culture and project a positive image for the country.

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