The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the Year of China-ASEAN Tourism Cooperation. In order to further friendly exchanges, fruitful collaborations and mutual understanding between ASEAN and China, ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and the State Council Information Office have jointly organized the 3rd reporting trip under the theme of “Jointly Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, which invites 20 journalists from 17 media of ASEAN Member States to visit Hunan and Jiangxi provinces of China to learn about ASEAN-China cooperation on trade, investment, education, culture, tourism and media, etc. so as to under the current development of China and better report the fruitful achievements and promising future of cooperation between the two sides.
On 18 April 2017, the reporting trip was launched in Changsha, Hunan province. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, ACC Secretary-General, Mme. Zhao Jun, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Report Magazine affiliated with China Foreign Language Publishing Administration, Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk, Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, attended the event. The Chinese journalists from Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily, China Central Television (CCTV), China National Radio (CNR), China Daily and local media of Hunan province and Changsha city also joined the interview.