On 22 April 2017, Mr. Long Henan, Member of Standing Committee and Director-General of Publicity Department of Nanchang Municipal Party Committee met with China-ASEAN media delegation. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), Mme. Zhao Jun, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Report Magazine, Mr. Lin Dajian, Director of International Publicity Division of Publicity Department of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, Mr. Liu Li, Deputy Director of Publicity Department of Nanchang Municipal Party Committee, and Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk, Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, attended the meeting.
Director-General Long warmly welcomed the delegation and introduced Nanchang’s socio-economic development and cooperation with ASEAN countries. He mentioned that Jiangxi, as an inland province, attaches great importance to the path of opening up especially to ASEAN countries. The delegation’s visit to Nanchang under the theme of “Jointly Building 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” offered a great opportunity to enhance mutual understanding between Nanchang and ASEAN countries. He hoped that ASEAN journalists could deeply learn about Nanchang’s socio-economic development, and historical and cultural charm, and better introduce Nanchang to ASEAN peoples.
On behalf of the ASEAN journalists, Indonesian journalist thanked Nanchang for its hospitality. He shared his views that organizing such reporting trip and conduct media cooperation are of great help for fostering friendly exchanges and practical cooperation between both sides. Through the trip, the ASEAN journalists deepened understanding of China’s socio-economic development, history and culture. All journalists looked forward to the visit in Jiangxi, and would bring the experience and thoughts they earned to tell to ASEAN peoples.
Prior to the meeting with journalists, Director-General had a brief meeting with Secretary-General Yang and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Zhao, and exchanged views on fostering exchanges between Nanchang and ASEAN countries.