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“Media Can Play A Better Role in Consumer Protection” Chang Yu Says at the 30th Anniversary of China Consumer Journal
—— 2016-03-14 ——

On October 23rd, the 30th Anniversary Celebration for Publication of China Consumer Journal & Outlook on Consumer Protection Campaigns in the Internet+ Era was held in Beijing. Chang Yu, Vice President and Secretary General of CCA, attended the event and delivered a speech. Chang spoke highly of the remarkable achievements the newspaper has made over the past 30 years as well as its expertise and insights in the consumer protection field. He also emphasized that consumer protection in China shall further reinforce the concept of shared governance and integrate the strength of all parties under new situations, and shall take better advantage of social media, especially professional news media.

Chang remarked that China Consumer Journal has made outstanding contributions to the consumer protection undertakings in China, and will continue driving the growth of the newspaper. Firstly, the newspaper has played a significant role in proposing for development of laws and regulations and promoting legislative construction. As an authoritative and professional media platform dedicated to consumer protection, China Consumer Journal has made tremendous pioneering contributions to the promulgation or modification of the Law on Protection of Consumers Rights and Interests and other relevant laws and regulations by reporting new problems encountered by consumers in their endeavors to protect their rights and their new claims. Secondly, the newspaper has become a leading force in guiding consumers to protect their legitimate rights and interests in accordance with law. It promotes the legal knowledge by way of case studies, resulting in greater public awareness of laws and regulations relating to consumer protection and the self-protection consciousness among consumers. Thirdly, the newspaper focuses on studying heated topics and tackles difficulties concerning consumer protection. It firmly takes the standpoint of the consumers and calls out for those whose rights and interests have been violated, thus fully placing the act of consumer protection under the oversight of news media and general public. Fourthly, following the transformation of consumer concepts and the change of consumption trends, China Consumer Journal takes great effort to advocate the concept of scientific, green and sustainable consumption. By sending out reminders in a timely manner and voicing with professional opinions, the newspaper has gained wide recognition among the industrial enterprises and complete trust from consumers.

The consumer protection undertakings of China have entered into an era with unprecedented opportunities and challenges, so has the newspaper. Consumer protection in China shall further reinforce the concept of shared governance and integrate the strength of all parties under new situations, and shall take better advantage of social media, especially professional news media, said Chang.

Chang said in the last that we are living in an era of deepened reforms and ruling the country by law, an era full of vitality and in pursuit of fairness and justice, which has created an unprecedentedly sound environment for the promotion of consumer protection in China. We have made great achievements with our consumer protection undertakings, and we are bound to make greater achievements in the future. The China Consumer Journal has made outstanding contributions as a participant in the consumer protection undertakings and will make even greater contributions in the future.

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