On 24 April 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Mr. Dong Lixin, Deputy Secretary of Wuyuan County Party Committee, Mr. Yu Chunwang, Member of Standing Committee of County Party Committee and Director of Publicity Department of County Party Committee, and Mme. Fu Rongping, Executive Deputy Director of Publicity Department of County Party Committee. Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, and other officials attended the meeting.
The leaders of Wuyuan county said that the county is pursuing the strategy of “developing all-in-one tourism, building the most beautiful village”. It has followed a unique scientific development path of building its entire 3000 km2 territory into a large cultural and ecological park. As a result, the county has been recognized as a county with strong tourism industry, a national pilot holiday resort for rural tourism, a national-level demonstration county of standardized tourism, a national ecological county,, and, above all, China’s most beautiful village. Such reputations attract a great number of Chinese and foreign tourists. In addition,, Wuyuan is developing its special resources, and promoting integration of regional culture, modern agriculture, low-carbon industry and tourism industry, with marked effects. They thanked ACC and the State Council Information Office of China for co-organizing the reporting trip to Wuyuan. They believed the trip would further increase the popularity of Wuyuan in ASEAN countries, and attract more ASEAN peoples to sightsee, invest and start business in Wuyuan. They looked forward to building stronger connections with ASEAN countries on the platform provided by ACC.
Secretary-General Yang appreciated the thoughtful arrangements Wuyuan had made for the trip. She noted that, as an intergovernmental organization, ACC dedicates itself to serving as a bridge linking China and ASEAN countries for enhancing bilateral friendly exchanges and practical cooperation on various levels and in different fields. 2017 marks the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation, which offers a special opportunity for both sides to deepen tourism cooperation and expand people-to-people exchanges. She expected Wuyuan to make full use of its special advantages, and actively participate in relevant activities so as to continuously deepen exchanges and cooperation with ASEAN countries and make more contributions to enhance mutual understanding and interpersonal friendships of both sides. ACC would like to continue to assist Wuyuan to conduct cooperation with ASEAN countries.