Contest on telling China's stories launched in Chongqing

By Chen Xia
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The preliminary contest of the "Tell China's Stories" Contest 2019 launches in Chongqing on July 10. [Photo by Li Weibin/]

A preliminary contest on telling China's stories was launched in southwest China's Chongqing city on July 10.

The event is part of the "Tell China's Stories" Contest 2019, which aims to share exciting stories from various Chinese cities, and further improve how China communicates with the world.

In the launch ceremony, Fang Zhenghui, vice president of the China International Publishing Group (CIPG), delivered a keynote speech. He encouraged more people to participate in the contest, and tell their stories in a way they are good at. "Moving stories can resonate with audiences, thus better connecting China with the world," he said.

Xue Zhu, executive vice director of the Publicity Department of Chongqing Municipal People's Government, also addressed the ceremony. 

"Chongqing is a city with colorful stories. Through this contest, we can show the rest of the country and the world that Chongqing is indomitable, open, inclusive, sincere and always ready to take on responsibilities," Xue said.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Yu Yunquan, vice director of the Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies, announced that the major theme of the contest is fulfilling the Chinese Dream over the past seven decades.

Stories can be submitted to the organizer before the end of August for consideration by the jury in the following month, said Dong Tiance, dean of the School of Journalism and Communication in Chongqing University.

Wang Xiaohui, editor-in-chief of the news portal, spoke on how China can tell its stories in an global context, winning loud applause from the audience. 

Xie Zhiyi, executive vice director of Chinese property developer Country Garden's Chongqing branch, told a touching story of how the company helped poor Chinese people get rich. 

Also present at the ceremony were Huang Zhenwei, vice director of the Information Department of the Chongqing Municipal People's Government; Yang Xinhua, vice editor-in-chief of; Li Chunyan, chairperson of the CQNEWS Group; Hu Xuebin, director of the Publicity Department of Chongqing University; and Ling Xiaoming, secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of China, School of Journalism and Communication in Chongqing University.

More than 300 college students, teachers and journalists from China and abroad participated in the event. 

The "Tell China's Stories" Contest 2019 is organized by the CIPG, and co-hosted by, the Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies as well as Chongqing University. 

The contest officially kicked off in Beijing on April 28. It will be launched in more than 10 regions in China. Chongqing is its third stop after Hubei and Hunan provinces.

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