Two leading websites in China and Japan will join hands for the coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, it was announced on Tuesday.
China.org.cn and the Japanese website Searchina hoped to promote the Beijing event in Japan through their strategic partnership, according to a press conference in Beijing.
As a major news website under the State Council Information Office, China.org.cn provides China-related news in nine languages and basic information about China to users from more than 200 countries and regions.
To get readers better informed about the upcoming summer Olympics, the website has launched a sub-site, offering netizens the latest Olympic news in eight languages, including Japanese.
The Japanese version provides Olympic news, background information, photos and comments, thus opening a window and a communication platform for Japanese people.
Its partner, Searchina.ne.jp is the biggest Japanese website offering China-related information and has 270,000 registered members in China.
The cooperation will enable Searchina.ne.jp to obtain more news resources from its partner, and China.org.cn will expand its influence in Japan.
In February, Searchina.ne.jp will provide Japanese tourists with selected culinary information in Beijing via www.gnavi.co.jp.
In March 2008 the two websites will open a new program - "The Olympics through Beijing Residents' Lens", inviting users to record the Games-related scenes via camera phones and present a real and live Games to Japanese sport fans.