The Asia-Pacific Communication Forum 2022 (APCF2022), co-sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Communication Exchange Association (APCEA) and the Asia-Pacific Communication Forum Alliance (Macao) (APCFA), was successfully concluded on October 23. Amid the success of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, this forum, the fourth annual event, is themed "Communication and Peace" and gathered nearly 200 experts and scholars in the field of communication from China and overseas, as well as master and doctoral students from universities over the country, specifically in the Greater Bay Area of Macau, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Zhuhai.

World peace and development have always been the noble mission of international communication and cross-cultural exchanges. The security crises faced by all countries are aggravating and turning more complicated, such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict, regional clashes, terrorist attacks, and the continuous spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. All of these prove once again that the destinies of individuals, communities, nations and the world are closely linked, and that it is of global value to pursue the common interests of mankind beyond personal well-being. As the most dynamic and potentially powerful epicenter, the Asia-Pacific region is an essential place in safeguarding world peace and security. This conference focused on how to achieve multicultural coexistence, multi-subjectivity, equal dialogue and communication beyond the existing communication patterns.

In collaboration with the UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office, APCF2022 set up a sub-forum on “Media Reporting for Disability Equality”. The sub-forum introduced UNESCO’s latest resources in relation to disability reporting, and academic and practical projects by experts and researchers, media professionals and practitioners, as well as representatives of organizations of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond.

This forum hosted 20 sub-forums, including a doctoral forum on the theme of "Communication, Culture and Society under International Change". Scholars and graduate students expressed their views on how to tell a good story of Asia-Pacific communication and overcome the regional communication barriers caused by political cultural, economic development, institutional policies, geopolitical conflicts and epidemic crises.

The forum featured keynote speakers of international reputation and promising scholars including Jonathan Zhu, Chair Professor of Computational Social Science at City University of Hong Kong, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor Emeritus of Bowling Green State University, US, Sidin Ahmad Ishak. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Selangor, Malaysia, Duskaeva Liliya Rashidovna, Professor of St. Petersburg State University, Institute Higher School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Russia, Lu Xinyu, Zijiang Chair Professor, East China Normal University, Executive Director of Asia-Pacific Communication Forum Alliance (Macau), Zhong Zhijin, Professor and Deputy Dean of School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University, Dr. Angus Cheong, Founder and CEO of ERS e-Research & Solutions, Macao, also cofounding member and Chair of the Asia-Pacific Internet Research Alliance,Dr Yao Qi, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chair of Supervisory Board of APCEA.

Collaborative partners included the Centre for Macau Studies, University of Macau, Macau Internet Research Society and Tamai (Guangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.

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Opening ceremony

Participants in the office of Asia-Pacific Communication Exchange Association

Participants in the School of Journalism and Communication, East China Normal University, Shanghai

Participants in the Institute for International and Regional Studies, Beijing International Studies University