Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Saturday, November 24, 2001
Ding Guan'gen Urges News Websites to Do A Better Job
Ding Guan'gen, the leading official responsible for publicity affairs, has urged news websites to work harder and further improve their work. Over the past year, a number of key news portals including "www.people.com" have been developing rapidly. These websites should try hard to be more attractive and influential among Internet surfers.
Ding Guan'gen, the leading official responsible for publicity affairs in China, has urged news websites to work harder and further improve their work. Ding, a member of both the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made this call at a meeting attended by officials from these websites on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Over the past year, a number of key news portals, including People's Daily Online (www.people.com.cn) operated by the People's Daily and "www.xinhuanet.com" run by Xinhua News Agency and have been developing rapidly, while some important local websites have also been springing up, according to Ding, who is also head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.
These online official mouthpieces have become major sources of news for commercial websites, Ding said. Meanwhile, a number of laws and regulations have been enacted to bring these websites under the rule of law, he noted.
The official stressed that these websites should try hard to be more attractive and influential among Internet surfers, while increasing their sense of responsibility and urgency of reporting the news on time.
Ding Guangen Inspects People's Daily Online
Ding Guangen, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Department of Publicity of the CPC Central Committee, inspected the People's Daily Online on the National Day.