President Xi Jinping has called on China Daily to present a true, multi-dimensional and panoramic view of China and make new contributions to the exchange and communication between China and the world.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in a congratulatory letter on the 40th anniversary of the newspaper's launch.
China Daily, established on June 1, 1981, is the first national English-language daily newspaper in the People's Republic of China, serving a global audience. After 40 years, it has developed into a global, multi-language, multi-media information platform, with its newspaper circulation reaching 700,000 and the number of its multi-media product users exceeding 350 million.
Xi Jinping's Congratulatory Letter on the 40th Anniversary of China Daily's Launch
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of China Daily's founding, I extend warm congratulations and cordial greetings to its staff members, foreign experts and friends.
Over the past 40 years, China Daily has given full play to its strengths and actively presented China's reform and development, playing an important role in telling China's story well and making its voice heard.
It is hoped that China Daily will take the 40th anniversary of its founding as a new starting point and bear in mind its duty to connect the country with the outside world, fully grasp the overall situation and trends, innovate the international discourse system and establish an all-media communication framework. It should build a high-caliber team and constantly improve its international influence. It should also better introduce China's development philosophy, path and achievements, better present a true, multi-dimensional and panoramic view of China and make new contributions to promoting exchanges and communication between China and the world.