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South Korea, China Sign MOU for TV, Radio Exchange

The two Asian countries have signed a tentative agreement to work closely together in the broadcasting sector.

SEOUL — The governments of South Korea and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)  on Jan. 17 to boost bilateral exchange for TV, radio and other broadcasting projects.

Lee Kyeong-jae, chairman of the Korea Communications Commission, and Cai Fuchao, director of China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television, signed the tentative agreement in Beijing.

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"Korea and China have had a very active exchange in the culture, broadcasting and communications sector, but I can’t say that there have been no limitations,"  said Lee. "We are working hard to open our doors wider for a more proactive exchange."

Korea's Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) also signed collaboration MOUs with China Education Television (CETV) and China Central Television (CCTV).

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The two Asian countries also agreed to hold a joint campaign for a healthier cyber culture, particularly to deter negative comments by users on news websites and social networks. In Korea, the world’s most wired country, an increasing number of celebrities have been victimized by negative and often unfounded rumors by Internet users, often leading to legal battles.

The joint effort is a follow-up to a meeting held between the two countries regarding cooperation in the cyber sector in 2012.