The editor-in-chief of China’s most important English-language newspaper, Qu Yingpu, and Prensa Latina President Luis Enrique González agreed that fake news and smear campaigns are tools used by the hegemonic media against our countries.
For this reason, “we must seek a fair order among all media, expand our collaboration in different forms to tell the true story of the peoples of China and Cuba better,” Qu said.
He noted the reach and prestige of Prensa Latina, “which leads us to seek a greater link with your news agency, we Chinese are interested in news about Cuba and we want to participate actively in meetings organized by both parties,” he added.
The agreement between the two media outlets also establishes the training of professionals, support for events and promotion of their websites.
González thanked China Daily for its welcome and explained to its editor-in-chief the particularities of Prensa Latina’s establishment in 1959 with Operation Truth, promoted by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
In addition, he gave details about the event of the same name that the news agency is organizing for January 2024 in Havana, Cuba, within the framework of its 65th anniversary.
The Cuban journalist stressed the need to create a new world information order in tune with the transformative trend that humanity is experiencing and the complex international scenario.
González expressed confidence that this agreement will pave the way to greater, sincere, objective and responsible cooperation with readers in Cuba, China and the rest of the world.
Prior to the signing, the second editor-in-chief of China Daily, Wang Hao, accompanied González in a tour of the newspaper, during which he explained the characteristics of this medium, its cooperation with other countries and the departments that make it possible to reach more of 450 million users.
Also on Friday, Prensa Latina penned other collaboration agreements with the People’s Daily and the China Internet Information Center (China.org.cn), which are part of the new agency’s intention to deepen exchanges, solidarity and mutual support with other media outlets worldwide.