This post comes a little late, but the subject of this recent
Forum held in Beijing is quite relevant to the theme of this blog in terms of cross-culture / intercultural matters. Below is part of the news report by Xinhuanet:
The 2006 Cross Culture Communication Forum, organized by China Foreign Languages Publishing and Distribution Administration, also known as China International Publishing Group (CIPG), was held Thursday, August 31, 2006, in Beijing. Attending the one-day forum on “cross culture exchange and soft power building,” are 12 well-known writers and entrepreneurs.
The forum will undoubtedly deepen our understanding of cross culture exchange and soft power building, which is the focus of China’s external publicity work and an important component of the broader publicity strategy. It is China’s major task to build soft power by facilitating cross-cultural communication and exchange and promoting the country’s cultural attractions and influence. As part of its opening-up program, China should carry forward the rich culture of the nation, give full play to its cultural advantages and embrace the impact of external cultural exchange upon cross-culture communication.”