Chinese Media Delegation Exchanged Views with Philippine Counterparts
Source: ASEAN-China Centre
Time: 2017-Jun-29 10:39

On 29 June 2017, Chinese Media Delegation participating in the third Chinese Media Reporting Trip to ASEAN organized by ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) exchanged views with representatives of Presidential Communications Operations Office of the Philippines (PCOO), and the media affiliated to PCOO, namely Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Broadcasting Service, Philippine News Agency and People's Television Network.

Mr. Michel Kristian Ablan, Assistant Secretary of PCOO, and Ms. Josephine Ong Cayabyab, Focal Person for the Bilateral Communications Office of the Press Secretary of PCOO, stated that PCOO has built close connections with the Information Office of State Council of China and actively facilitated Philippine media’s exchanges and cooperation with their Chinese counterparts. Currently, there are 28 Philippine journalists who are receiving training in China. China also offered a series of broadcasting equipments to the Philippines for which the Philippines is greatly grateful to China. PCOO expected to further strengthen cooperation with China in the future in order to strengthen the media contacts between the two sides and enhance mutual understanding and friendship of both peoples. Mr. Dino, General Manager of People’s Television Network, opined that People’s Television Network is conducting programme exchanges with China Global Television Network (CGTN). The Chinese documentaries about Chinese history, culture, economic development aired every Saturday and Sunday are helpful for the Philippine people to comprehensively and deeply learn about China.

Chinese and Philippine journalists respectively briefed their own media and had in-depth discussions on topics like the development and transformation of the media under new circumstances, the development of social media, the integration of new media and traditional media. Chinese journalists actively engaged in the Q&A session.

H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ACC, attended the discussion and outlined the efforts ACC made to facilitate ASEAN-China media cooperation. She encouraged both sides’ media to enhance contacts and connections in a joint effort to contribute more to the friendship and people-to-people connectivity between the two sides.


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