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What kind of public diplomacy does China need?

(People's Daily Online)

10:59, April 09, 2013

Edited and translated by Liang Jun, People's Daily Online

Zhao Qizheng, former chairman of the foreign affairs committee of China's top political advisory body, said we tended to speak too much "philosophy" and principles when foreign exchanges. Actually, telling Chinese stories can touch people and Chinese features lie in the stories.

Zhao make the remarks during the sub-session of the Boao Forum for Asia, Boao dialogue: public diplomacy and intercultural communication, in Boao, south China's Hainan province on Sunday.

He said both government and the public should make efforts to boost public diplomacy and increase intercultural knowledge.

Kuhn, the chairman of the Kuhn Foundation, was presented at the session. He said people paid attention to reports about China when China had troubles, not good news. This is 95 percent of the cases. But maybe it is also the best chance to tell your stories, but they must be true. Kuhn is also the anchor of PBS (Public broadcasting television network in the United States).

Acknowledging the differences is the premise of communication between China and the rest of the world, said Yu Dan, professor of Beijing Normal University, during the sub-session.

Sun Ping, a performing artist of Beijing Opera, believed public diplomacy had become an internal part of China's diplomatic work.

President of Renmin University Chen Yulu presided over the sub-session of the Boao Forum for Asia. He said colleges and universities should play more important role in China's public diplomacy.

Alistair Michie, vice chairman of British 48 Group Club, and Hu Zhirong, chairman of the board for the Avlight Kaixuan Group, attended the session.

Read the Chinese version: 中国需要什么样的公共外交

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