Beijing, Dec 17 (ANI): Wang Chen, minister of China's State Council Information Office, has said that his country would be more open and transparent from next year in giving information and news about China to the outside world.
Chen made his remarks at a New Year reception attended by nearly 400 guests, including representatives of major news organizations, spokesmen from government agencies and diplomats stationed in Beijing.
"In the coming year, the office will constantly enhance communication with the media both at home and abroad to make China's voice heard in an accurate, objective and comprehensive manner," China Daily quoted him, as saying.
He further stated that dissemination of news from China had improved in 2009, and added that the management of Internet information was standardized.
Meanwhile, "a series of events like the Fourth US-China Internet Industry Forum initiated by the office have helped deepen international understanding and cooperation," he added.
"Now foreign media pay more attention to China and report more objectively on the country's changes and developments from varied perspectives," he said.
Chen further urged the foreign media to respect the laws and regulations of the country while reporting from China. (ANI)