on 9 january 2019, a china public diplomacy association (cpda) team led by vice president hu zhengyue visited china daily 21st century english education media in beijing.
21st century english education media is a member of cpda and this is the first visit to member organizations by cpda leadership in the new year.
while visiting china daily, the cpda team were briefed about the work and achievements made by china daily in efforts to enhance mass communication and public diplomacy.
during the discussions, mr. zeng qingkai, editor-in-chief and general manager of 21st century english education media, introduced the history of china daily and 21st century english education media. he briefed the cpda team about the work and achievements made by 21st century english education media in the field of english language teaching particularly for the young learners.
mr. zeng stressed that, as a long-time member of cpda, 21st century english education media will, with guidance from cpda, play its advantage in educational and media resources, and explore systematic and themed programs and activities for public diplomacy purposes targeting the young learners.
vice president hu zhengyue introduced that cpda has attracted over 100 members since its founding in december 2012. cpda members include academics and experts in the public diplomacy field, well-known individuals in china, relevant organizations and enterprises. from this year, cpda will pay more attention to providing support and guidance for its member organizations. he said that, as an authoritative english language media targeting young learners from home and abroad, 21st century english education media could make more efforts on chinese students, foreign students in china and young learners by carrying out more publicity for public diplomacy, exploring more public diplomacy programs for young learners and popularizing public diplomacy theories and knowledge. he stressed that cpda is willing to work with resources in academics, business and media to promote the development of china’s public diplomacy.
the two sides promised to work together to carry out major public programs, establish good communication and cooperation mechanism, and make public diplomacy education programs for young learns that carries china daily 21st century english education media brand more influential.