SINGAPORE, China is willing to strengthen exchanges and co-operation in new media with members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as with Japan and the Republic of Korea, says Guo Weimin, the deputy director of the State Council Information Office of China.

Guo, along with information ministers or their representatives from the ASEAN countries, Japan and the ROK, attended the opening ceremony of the 14th Conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) here Thursday and delivered a speech at the 5th AMRI Plus Three Leaders Plenary Session.

Guo noted that the theme of the 14th AMRI, "Inclusive and Informed Digital ASEAN", was apt, given the rapid technological advancements. He said the media had functioned as a bridge in promoting exchanges between different countries and peoples.

With the swift development of new media and new technologies, the Chinese government and the media have attached great importance to the merger of traditional news organizations with new ones. In the meantime, the Chinese government boosts the introduction of relevant laws and regulations to fight against fake news and illegal websites.

According to the official, China was willing to share technologies and experiences with ASEAN countries, Japan and the ROK in its new media practice, and explore ways to conduct fruitful exchanges and co-operation with the latter in areas including news websites, news apps and social media.

Source: NAM News Network