China to increase its voice: senior official

Updated: 2012-01-18 16:39


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BEIJING - China will have a more open posture and adopt more forceful measures to spread its voice in 2012, as it seeks to obtain increased understanding from the world about its values and development pattern, a senior official said Wednesday.

Wang Chen, head of the State Council Information Office, said China also hopes to seek a better understanding about its national conditions as well as domestic and foreign policies from the international community.

Wang, also deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a news briefing during which he elaborated on the work of his office in 2011 and 2012.

By openly providing timely and accurate information, the office had presented China's economic, political, cultural and social progress in 2011, Wang said.

In 2011, the office also contributed to the publicity of the Chinese government's stance and policies, pro-actively responded to domestic and international concerns, and worked to promote China's soft power, he said.