"Essentials of Xi Jinping Thought on News Reporting and Public Opinion," a book edited by the National High-End Think Tank of Xinhua News Agency, was published by Xinhua Publishing House recently.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has attached great importance to the Party's news reporting and public opinion work. In many of his important speeches, Xi made profound elaborations on the importance of news reporting and public opinion work for the Party and the country, and gave scientific answers to a series of fundamental, strategic and global issues concerning the long-term development of the Party's news reporting and public opinion work. Xi also put forward a lot of new thoughts, new ideas, new arguments and new requirements, and produced the Thought on News Reporting and Public Opinion featured by an integral system, sound logic and distinct characteristics of the era, providing powerful theoretical and practical guidance for the Party's news reporting and public opinion work in the new era.
On Dec. 25, Xinhua News Agency held a symposium on the publication of the book. Cai Mingzhao, president of Xinhua News Agency and head of the book project, said members of the project had studied conscientiously on Xi's discourse on news reporting and public opinion work, and got a full understanding of the historical background, scientific system, and essence of Xi Jinping Thought on News Reporting and Public Opinion as well as its political, theoretical and practical significance. Members of the project carried out in-depth study and interpretation of the thought by combining the practice of the Party in this field since the 18th CPC National Congress, and finally presented the book.
Experts and scholars said at the symposium that Xi Jinping Thought on News Reporting and Public Opinion opened up a new realm for the Marxist view of journalism, enriched the theory reservoir of the Party in journalism, and marked a new height of the Party's theoretical knowledge and practical exploration in news reporting and public opinion. They added that the book constituted a vivid teaching material for studying and implementing Xi Jinping Thought on News Reporting and Public Opinion and carrying out education on the Marxist view of journalism.