From Oct 16th to 18th, the 4th China-Arab States Forum on Radio and TV Cooperation was held in Hangzhou, jointly organized by National Radio and Television Administration, People's Government of Zhejiang Province, League of Arab States and Arab States Broadcasting Union(ASBU), which drew over 300 representatives from governments, Arab agencies, press medias and enterprises.
Huang Kunming, a member of Political Bureau, Minister of the Publicity Department of CPC Central Committee, read the Congratulatory Letter from the President, Xi Jinping and delivered a keynote speech. In his speech, Huang Kunming mentioned the animated series Hakim & Kong Xiaoxi co-produced by ORI and Ministry of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia, the first animated series co-produced by China and Saudi Arabia. Before the meeting, Huang Kunming visited the achievement exhibition of China-Arab audio-visual cooperation on Broadcasting, Television and Internet and had a cordial talk with ORI’s representatives at the exhibition booth of ORI.
ORI was invited to attend this Forum. Feng QIAN delivered a speech themed as ‘Building A Bridge of Sino-Arab Film & Series Communication & Cooperation’ who shared ORI’s experience in cooperation with Arabic countries and had a prospect for more levels of collaboration in the future, aiming to make a further contribution to promoting the communication and cooperation between each other.
Feng QIAN said that since its foundation in 2006, ORI has been committed to spreading Chinese culture and has established the content distribution and cooperation network covering more than 70 countries around the world.
In the process of ORI’s overseas development, ORI chose Arab states as the first step with great achievements. In May 2014, ORI officially signed a contract with Ministry of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia about co-producing the animated TV series - Hakim & Kong Xiaoxi, which is the first animation project between China and Saudi Arabia, launching a new journey of cultural cooperation between the two countries.
As a pioneer of China-Arab cooperation, all animation produced by ORI are already aired in MENA.
During the Forum, ORI also had further talks with Chinese and Arab representatives at this forum on copyright trade, IP cooperation and talent exchange, further exploring the cooperation potential and strengthening the culture exchange of film and television between China and Arab states.