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Yonhap, Xinhua, Kyodo to hold joint photo exhibition to wish successful Olympics

2017/07/16 11:40

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SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- Three major news agencies in Northeast Asia will hold joint photo exhibitions, starting this fall, to wish for their countries' successful hosting of the Olympic Games in coming years.

Yonhap News Agency said Sunday its President and CEO Park No-hwang will visit the headquarters of China's Xinhua and Japan's Kyodo News this week to sign memorandums of understanding for the planned events, which would also provide momentum to boost exchanges and cooperation among Asia's leading news wire services.

South Korea is home to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Japan will host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and China will stage the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

The first joint South Korea-China-Japan photo exhibition will open at National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul from Sept. 5 to Nov. 30. Under the theme of "Passion makes people together," the exhibition will feature 150 photos -- 50 from each agency -- covering a range of areas from politics to sports.

The second exhibition will be held in Tokyo in 2019 with the third edition arranged by Xinhua in 2021.

The idea was first proposed by Yonhap in a bid to promote the Olympics and boost the ties of three agencies.

During the first visit to Xinhua by a Yonhap chief since September 2007, Park will meet with his counterpart Cai Mingzhao to discuss cooperation between two agencies.

Meanwhile, Kyodo News will sign an agreement on Wednesday to join the PyeongChang News Service Network (PNN), a content-sharing platform developed by Yonhap to share news on the 2018 Winter Games.

PNN will allow news outlets around the world to access and share content on the Olympics in real time and for free. The system will be completed within this year.

This file photo taken on March 25, 2014, shows Yonhap News Agency's photo exhibition for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (Yonhap) This file photo taken on March 25, 2014, shows Yonhap News Agency's photo exhibition for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (Yonhap)

kdon@yna.co.kr

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