"We are witnessing a great success that a young but efficient International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya has managed to achieve in less than a year … As real friends and partners, we are sincerely glad about Rossiya Segodnya's success," Xie said at the opening of the Sputnik Chinese News Service held at the Rossiya Segodnya press center in Moscow.
He emphasized that cooperation between Russian and Chinese media plays a crucial role in the humanitarian partnership between the two countries.
"It is of great importance for extending our knowledge about each other and strengthening our mutual confidence and … comprehensive strategic partnership," the Chinese embassy minister said.
On December 1, Sputnik Multimedia Group launched the Sputnik Chinese News Service, delivering news from Moscow and Beijing.
"In the context of an active development of the Russian-Chinese partnership, this product is of immense importance for the media, governmental and business communities of our countries," Sergei Kochetkov, International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya first deputy editor-in-chief said at the presentation.
Sputnik newswires are also available in English, via the Sputnik News Service, and in Arabic, from the Sputnik Arabic News Service.