Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met Wednesday with media delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
The delegates were here for the second seminar on cooperation between China, Japan, ROK and the ASEAN member countries.
Li said the Chinese people are fighting the earthquake under the leadership of CPC and the government. China has received condolences and assistance from the international community, including people and governments from the ASEAN, Japan and ROK. China is highly appreciated for that.
He said he hopes the Myanmar media can convey his condolences to the cyclone-hit country and its people.
Li said the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games is China's solemn commitment to the international community. With the joint efforts of the Chinese government and the people, as well as the active support from the International Olympic Committee, the Beijing Olympic Games is believed to be a success.
Li also calls on media in the ASEAN members, Japan, ROK and China to further strengthen cooperation so as to increase the influence of the Asian media.
Lee Joo Tiang Linda, senior official from the ASEAN Secretariat and chief delegate, expressed condolences to the victims in the earthquake on behalf all the delegates.
She said she believes that the Chinese people will combat the disaster under the leadership of the Chinese government.
The seminar, held in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday and Tuesday, was sponsored by the People's Daily.