Hu urges global media to promote world peace

Beijing : The media should promote world peace and development, Chinese President Hu Jintao said Friday at the opening ceremony of the World Media Summit, attended by about 300 representatives from over 170 media outlets from all over the globe.

Hu said: “The media should use their distinctive assets and advantages to convey the messages of peace, development, cooperation, mutual benefit and tolerance.”

“All media organisations should be dedicated to the lofty cause of pushing forward peace and development.”

In the backdrop of global financial crisis, Hu said, the world’s media should comprehensively cover the measures taken and the achievements of all countries to overcome difficulties.

“This is the way the media can contribute to the recovery and healthy and stable development of the world economy,” he said.

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