|Introduction to People's Daily Online|
People’s Daily Online, founded on Jan. 1, 1997, is a
large-scale information platform constructed by People’s Daily – one of
the world’s top ten newspapers. It is also one of the largest
comprehensive Internet media on the Internet. As a leading key news
website in China, it upholds "authority and strength generated from
people". With "authority, popularity and credibility" as tenet, it takes
the objectives "multi-language, all media forms, globalization and full
coverage", and "disseminating China’s news and covering world news" as
its mission. On June 20, 2008, during his inspection tour of People’s
Daily Online, President Hu Jintao noted "People's Daily Online has
played a unique role in advocating the Party's belief, guiding public
opinion and warmly serving netizens in the years since inception."
People's Daily Online offers 16 versions in 15 languages including Chinese (simplified and traditional), Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur, Kazhkstan, China's ethnic Korean language, Yi, Zhuang, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. It publishes news in the form of text, picture, animation, audio and video, BBS, blog, microblog,podcast, talk bar, mobile phone, RSS and webcast. Empowered by no less than 70 bureaus home and abroad, it publishes news round the clock to global Internet users covering politics, economy, society and culture, etc.
Qiangguo Forum (Strong China Forum), regarded as “the most renowned forum in Chinese language”, is China’s first forum on politics. On June 20, 2008, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Hu Jintao talked with netizens through Qiangguo Forum. He said, "Although I am too busy to browse the Internet everyday, I try to spend some time on the web. I would particularly like to say that Qiangguo Forum of People's Daily Online is one of the websites I often choose to visit."
Launched on July 1, 2006, the News of Communist Party of China website features six sections: news release, theories, database of Party history, interaction, online services and multi language services. Aside from traditional and simplified Chinese versions, it publishes news in Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur, Kazakhstan, Korean, Yi, Zhuang, English, Japanese and Russian, making it the most comprehensive and systematic website about the Communist Party of China (CPC).
CPC News, NPC News, CPPCC News, Trade Union News as well as Women's Federation News have become a crucial way to disseminate state information, interpret government policies and facilitate exchanges among the general pubic.
The message board for local leaders is a message system for leader and cadres nationwide, enabling government and Party officials at province, city and county level to communicate with netizens on their own web pages. So far, the service has been extended to officials at county level in 2,200 counties nationwide. As of August 2011, a total of 48 officials at provincial governor level and 500 officials at mayor level have responded to netizens’ messages publicly. A total of 17 provinces and cities have institutionalized the handling of netizens’ message by issuing document. The message system helped tens of thousands netizens solve their problems. It has become the first choice for netizens to pass on their sentiment and the most eye-catching platform where officials and general public can communicate.
People's Daily Online is striving to build an interactive system featuring web 2.0 technologies. The rich and varied new media service including TV, blog, and mobile phone internet, mobile phone community, mobile phone television, mobile phone newspaper, and mobile phone short message service have been recognized and have received positive comments from netizens. People's Daily Online has been granted a licenses for publication of audio-visual programs through the Internet or other information network, license for radio and TV program production and business operation, and license for 3G phones. On the occasion of the 5.12 Wenchuan earthquakes, People's Daily Online's telecommunication vehicle went to report in the quake-hit regions, greatly improving the live web casting and prompt coverage.
Peoples' Daily Online has set up "Peoples' Daily Online Scholarship" in Renmin University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, China University of Communications, Wuhan University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, in an effort to boost ties with the academic circle, and encourage the faculties and students to study Internet media. People's Daily Online is also a teaching base for the Party School of the Communist Party of China.
In 2005, People's Daily Online Development Co., Ltd was founded, which signifies the corporate management and operation of the website. In 2008, People's Daily Online Japan Company was inaugurated in Tokyo, making the People's Daily Online the first state news portal to go international. People.cn CO.,LTD was established on June 20, 2010, the second anniversary of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s inspection to People's Daily Online.
In the past decade, People's Daily Online's influence has kept on growing at home and abroad, with users from 200 countries and regions in the world. The website has been awarded "most influential news website", "most respected central website in China" and "most professional news website in China". It has been multi-time winner of "self-discipline award in internet industry"; "Qiangguo Forum", "Peoples' Commentary" and "News of Communist Party of China" were awarded "brand programs of China's Internet service. The website has also win a number of national honors including “National advanced unit of spiritual civilization construction”, National model small home for workers”, and “National youth civilization unit.” (Based on information as of August 2011.)
|People's Daily Online English Edition|
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