Since May, 2010, Organizing Committee of Nishan Forum has done widely advanced publicities and academic warming up activities. A High-level seminar of Nishan Forum to celebrate the UN Dialogue among Civilizations Day and symposiums of Nishan Forum for both domestic and foreign scholars were held in Beijing. The first press conference on Nishan Forum was held at the news room of the State Council Information Office, in which Zhao Qizheng, Ye Xiaowen and Wu Jianmin were invited to answer questions for domestic and foreign medium. It also invited Wu Jianmin, vice-chairman of Nishan Forum Organizing Committee, to make a tour to Nishan to learn about preparation of the Forum. Moreover, World Peace Dialogue Day: Voice from China, which is the first book of Nishan Forum Series, was published. Some other preparatory activities, for example, Nishan Forum Column on the Chinese Studies Page in Guangming Daily, and the opening of official website of Nishan Forum, are also done well. All thses activities have caused great reactions on media both from home and abroad, improved the reputation for “Nishan Forum” and “Nishan”, and created a perfect atmosphere for the media.
The first Nishan Forum will invite reporters from home and abroad for the coverage of the event on site. The press center of the Forum will provide reporters with the all-round services. In addition to organizing coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies, high-level dialogues, the press center will give news briefings on the afternoon of September 25, and arrange interviews for specialists as well as other activities.