BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Journalists from a number of foreign media outlets on Monday joined a gathering to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing.
Together with their Chinese counterparts, the journalists called on media outlets of all countries to stick to objective and rational reporting, be committed to eliminating estrangement and misunderstandings between people of different regions and countries, and work to promote friendship.
Held by the All-China Journalists Association, the event was attended by over 120 guests including Beijing-based foreign journalists, Chinese journalists stationed overseas, and press officers from foreign embassies in China.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is generally regarded as one of the most important traditional festivals in China and falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival falls on Oct. 1 this year, coinciding with China's National Day.