On 21 April 2017, Ms. Huang Ying, Director of General Affairs and Coordination Department of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), attended the event under the theme “Bamboo and Rattan for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia”, which was jointly held by the Embassy of the Republic of Philippines and the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), to celebrate the 48th Earth Day and promote bamboo and rattan cooperation and development for a sustainable future.
H.E. Mr. Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to China, Dr. Hans Friederich, Director General of INBAR, and Mr. Wang Chunfeng, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department of State Forestry Administration of China, delivered remarks at the opening ceremony. H.E. Mrs. Magdalene Teo, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam, H.E. Mr. Luo Jialiang, Singapore Ambassador, as well as representatives of other ASEAN Embassies and Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, international organizations including United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme, as well as relevant state administration and institutions of China, participated in the said ceremony and bamboo planting activity.
In the Dialogue themed “Bamboo and Rattan for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia”, Ms. Huang Ying, with other panel members, had extensive discussions on such topics as the problem and challenges facing the development of bamboo and rattan industries in Southeast Asia, strengthening experience sharing and information exchanges, expanding cooperation among China, other regions and ASEAN in the sector of bamboo and rattan and so on.