Monday, October 5, 2015

A soldier embarks on a media mission


Zhang Yunbi,
usa.chinadaily.com.cn


A soldier embarks on a media mission
Wu Qian, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, addresses a news conference held on Sept 24. [Photo by Li Xiaowei / For China Daily]
Excerpt:
New Defense Ministry spokesman [Wu Qian] highlights importance of 'utmost sincerity' in key role. ...
"It is a brand-new job and is also very challenging. Behind the actual position is a remarkable duty to be shouldered," Wu told China Daily in a brief interview following his Sept 24 debut at the monthly press conference.
He added that he and his team will conduct his mission with the utmost professionalism and give a broader introduction of the Chinese military to the outside world. ...
[H]e served at the Ministry's Foreign Affairs Office and was a Deputy Defense Attache at the Chinese Embassy in the United States. His experience in Washington gave him an opportunity to develop his talent in military diplomacy. ...
In past years, the spokespersons of the defense forces - including those serving in the navy and air force - have become important sources for the international media. ... 

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