CGTN Controller Jiang Heping delivers a speech at the Forum on Global Influence of Asian Civilizations held in Beijing on Wednesday. (Photo source: CGTN)
CGTN Controller Jiang Heping emphasized the media's role of setting up a bridge for dialogue of Asian civilizations at the Forum on Global Influence of Asian Civilizations held in Beijing on Wednesday.
As one of the six parallel forums of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, the forum invited government officials, well-known scholars, experts, media professionals and artists from Asia, Europe and the Americas as speakers, to explore the rich connotation and contemporary values of Asian civilizations, and discuss the new missions of Asian civilizations in the era of globalization.
Delivering a speech at the forum, Jiang said: "As a communicator, facilitator, participant, and contributor of civilization, the media should fulfill the mission of removing two barriers."
"First, we should clear away the hurdles between the ancient and the modern," he said. "Second, we should eliminate the barrier of mistrust and misunderstanding that plagues the communications between countries and regions."
He pointed out that each civilization has a distinctive worth of its own.
"We shall give voice to countries irrespective of their size and build a platform for diverse cultures and civilizations to share and compare notes," Jiang cited the President of China Media Group (CMG) Shen Haixiong's speech last year as saying.
"This insight sums up our view of civilizations as a media organization," he added.