Preface
On the occasion of People's Daily's 60th founding anniversary, Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese President paid a visit to People's Daily on June 20, 2008.
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President Hu Jintao's remarks on media guidance
Hu Jintao spoke on five points of view on enhanced media guidance of public opinions during his inspection of the People's Daily office on June 20: 
 It is imperative to hold the principle of Party spirit and keep firmly in mind the correct media guidance of public opinions;
 It is imperative to put the people first and increase the closeness, attraction and appeal of media reports;
 It is imperative to keep up reform and brazing of new trails, so as to facilitates the media guidance of public opinion having a clear aim and increasing the actual effect;
 It is imperative to strengthen the construction of main-stream media and newly-emerged media, so as to form a new pattern of media guidance of public opinions;
 It is imperative to do a good job with the expansion of the ranks in the media and increase their cohesiveness and effectiveness.

President Hu communicates with netizens at Strong China Forum on June 20.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R3) visits People's Daily Online on June 20, 2008.

President Hu reads the People's Daily while inspecting the its office on June 20.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) inspects the People's Daily, in Beijing, June 20.

President Hu communicates with netizens at Strong China Forum on June 20.

President Hu talks with reporters and editors of People's Daily Online on June 20.
Review President Hu's First Live Online Chat with Netizens

Forum: Good morning, Mr. General-Secretary. We know that you closely follow the development of the Internet and People's Daily Online. The moderators and netizens of the Strong China Forum all feel very excited and honored to have you here with us today. Would you please say a few words to our netizens?

Hu Jintao: Hello, my friends! It is my great pleasure to have the opportunity to talk with you. First, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere greetings and best wishes to you all.
 

Forum: Thank you, General-Secretary, for your greeting to our netizens. They have posted many comments; some express their gratitude to you and some raise questions. I will read a few questions for you. Our netizens are looking forward to your answers. This first question is from a netizen called "picturesque landscape of our country": Do you usually browse the Internet?

Hu Jintao: Although I am too busy to browse the Internet everyday, I try to spend some time on the web. I would particularly like to say that the Strong China Forum of People's Daily Online is one of the web sites I often choose to visit.

Forum: Here is a question from a netizen called "happy third": Mr. General-Secretary, what do you read on the web?

Hu Jintao: First, I read domestic and international news on the web. Through the web I also want to know what netizens are thinking about and what their opinions are. Thirdly, I hope to get some suggestions and advice proposed by our netizens to the government and the Party.

Forum: Thanks, Mr. General-Secretary. As you can see, our netizens have many questions. Here is another question from a netizen called "little flaming dragon": Mr. General-Secretary, do you review many suggestions and proposals from netizens on the web?

Hu Jintao: We pay great attention to suggestions and advice from our netizens. We stress the idea of "putting people first" and "governing for the people." With this in mind, we need to listen to people's voices extensively and pool the people's wisdom when we take actions and make decisions. The web is an important channel for us to understand the concerns of the public and assemble the wisdom of the public.

Forum: Thanks you, Mr. General-Secretary. Dear friends, General-Secretary Hu Jintao's communication must conclude now as he has other things to do.

Hu Jintao: It is a pity that I cannot communicate more with the netizens today due to the time constraint. However, I will read and think carefully the comments and questions posted for me by our netizens. Finally, I would like to take the chance to express my best wishes to the netizens: wishing you a healthy, prosperous and happy life. Thank you.
 

Forum: On behalf of our netizens, thank you very much. And we would also like to thank our netizens for their active participation.