The role of building the ecology of good public opinion in the prevention and control of major pandemic
President Xi Jinping, at a CPC conference on press and public opinion, pointed out that in the new era the responsibilities and missions of CPC’s press and public opinion are to hold high the banner towards the right direction, focus on the core task and serve the overall situation, unite and inspire the people, cultivate a new social trend among the people, clarify the truth and distinguish right from wrong, bridge China and the rest of the world. He stressed that all the work of the CPC's media and public opinion should adhere to the unity of the Party spirit and the people's nature, turn the Party's theories, lines, principles and policies into the people's conscious actions, reflect the experience created by the people and the actual situation faced by the people in time, enrich the people's spiritual world and enhance the people's spiritual strength. This important address will play a crucial role in guiding various media to report the development of the novel coronavirus pandemic, reflecting the voice of the people, guiding the correct public opinion and supervising the work of pandemic containment and control. The media are responsible for timely, accurate and all-round reporting of the pandemic situation, fully exercising their right of speech, guiding the correct direction of public opinion, and maintaining social stability.