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Media forum to open in Chengdu,China

(Guangming Online)

13:31, September 01, 2012

Following German Chancellor Angela Merkel's two-day visit to China, media from both Germany and China are expected to keep the attention on the two countries at the upcoming China-Germany Media Forum starting on Sunday.

A delegation of reporters from Germany's leading media arrived in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province on Friday with their counterparts from several major Chinese outlets, including People's Daily, Guangzhou Daily and the Global Times.

From September 1 to 4, both sides will have opportunities to exchange views at the Forum on a wide range of topics, from the leadership change in the upcoming CPC Party Congress to the role of social media in both countries.

The China-Germany Media Forum is part of deepening exchanges and cooperation between China and Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned the forum in her speech at the German embassy in Beijing on Thursday. She said the opening of the forum fully illustrates bilateral exchanges between the two countries are active and widespread and hoped "the forum goes smoothly."

"China is always a big subject in today's Germany. You can basically find stories about China on major German media every day," said Tanja Dammertz, a reporter with Spiegel TV in the delegation.

Facing criticism over negative stories about China in the German media, Dammertz said it's largely due to a certain "fear" among some German people of a gigantic China.

"China develops so quickly, and people always wonder what the country is going to do next. But it has changed these days, and the bilateral relations between the two countries are more open and closer now," Dammertz added.

Jointly sponsored by the Global Times and the Robert Bosch Foundation, the China-Germany Media Forum has served as a platform for close exchanges between media from the two countries since 2010. The first forum was held in Shanghai and the second in Berlin.

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