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Ma Shengrong, former Vice Proprieter of Xinhua News Agency

Now the power of media is beyond our imagination, giving that the technology of media has had a revolutionary change due to the rise of the Internet.

There is now a hot vocabulary called "post-truth¡±, which means "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief."

Two interesting examples of "post-truth "are June's Brexit vote and the US presidential election. Before Donald John Trump won the election£¬many people predicted that Hillary would win£¬which gained the upper hand even before the final result came out. This case shows the "post-truth " well. Donald John Trump might look unreliable£¬but the public£¬especially the blue-collar workers voted for him. People seating here today know green low-carbon development well£¬but the public might not.

I would like to give an example£¬there is a heated debate on traffic controls at the Internet these days. Some people hold the view that the government should make more efforts in automobile making and petroleum refining£¬promising the cars are low-emission and the petroleum is qualified£¬instead of in limiting the use of cars. Once sold to someone, the car is his own private property. Government can not regulate whether a private property should be used or not.

In this way, the government needs to have a fundamental change in its own responsibility and attitude. Effective results can be achieved only when the government has done its own duties well.

From the perspective of media, the media can bring both advantages and disadvantages to green low-carbon development .The media itself also needs to undertake its own social responsibility. Only then will the green low-carbon development can be achieved.

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