More than 200 representatives from China and Russia attended the forum "Day of Chinese Television in Russia" held in Moscow Tuesday.
As an event within the framework of 2010 Chinese Language Year in Russia, the forum focuses on the role of television in enhancing mutual trust, friendship and cultural exchanges between China and Russia.
China Central Television (CCTV), the country's biggest TV network, officially launched its Moscow office at the forum.
Participants of the forum included Li Wei, Deputy Director of China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Mikhail Seslavinsky, head of Russia's Federal Mass Media and Communications Agency, Igor Rogachev, former Russian Ambassador to China and Chinese scholar Yu Dan. Peter Fyodorov, Director of the International Relations from the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) , told Xinhua that Russian and Chinese media share huge responsibilities in deepening mutual understanding between the two peoples. He spoke highly of the TV program entitled "Chinese Economy" that was jointly developed by China Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC) and Russia 24, a TV channel operated by VGTRK. "I think we embrace a broad cooperative area. I'm very glad that CNC has chosen Russia 24 as its partner," Fyodorov told Xinhua.
"I believe your partnership is of strategic significance for TV broadcasting of our two countries and even of the entire world," he said.
The "Chinese Economy" program debuted in late 2009 mainly covering latest trend of China's macro and industrial economy. It was aired twice a week.
(Xinhua News Agency November 25, 2010)