|Liao Hong, President and Editor in Chief of People’s Daily Online, addresses the opening ceremony, Sydney, Australia, March 22, 2013.|
Sydney, March 25 – On the evening of March 22, 2013, People’s Daily Online Australia Pty Ltd was officially launched in Sydney, Australia.
Chen Yuming, Chinese Ambassador to Australia and Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to China both sent their congratulatory messages.
President and Editor in Chief of People’s Daily Online, Mr. Liao Hong delivered his speech on the ceremony. “Founding People’s Daily Online Australia in Sydney is an important step of the global strategy for People’s Daily Online. It is also an essential action in building the website into an international media organization featuring multi-language, all media forms, globalization and full coverage,” he said.
Mr. Liao said although China and Australia are located in different hemispheres, the friendship between the two countries has been lasting long. Starting from 1972 when the two countries officially established diplomatic relationship, significant achievements have been made since then. China has become the number one trading partner of Australia.
To enhance cooperation in economy and trade, the main role of the company in Australia is to extend bilateral cooperation in education and culture area. By introducing China to Australia and reporting news in Australia to China, People’s Daily Online Australia hopes to help improve the friendship and communication between the peoples of the two countries. People’s Daily Online Australia is dedicated to become the best website with authority for Australian netizens to know the ongoing major events in China at the very first, also the broadest platform of information exchanging for people who pay close attention and support the development of China and Australia’s relationship.
“People’s Daily Online entering Australia is a fresh new start. We will do our best to operate our business, serve local communities, Chinese people and overseas Chinese in Australia. We will be dedicated to be a new window for Australia communities to show them to China and a bridge connecting all the Chinese communities to China,” said Mr. Liao.