2017 marks the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation. In order to further foster ASEAN-China friendly exchanges and cooperation and enhance mutual understanding and friendship of both peoples, ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) organized the third Chinese Media Reporting Trip to ASEAN which comprised Chinese journalists from China Network Television, Global Times, China Report, Jiangxi Radio and Television Station, Shandong Dazhong Daily, Guangxi Daily and Hainan Daily. This trip will visit the Philippines, this year’s ASEAN rotating chair, and Indonesia, the country where ASEAN secretariat located. During the trip, Chinese journalists will exchange views with representatives of related departments of the Philippines and Indonesia, ASEAN Secretariat, Chinese Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions in both countries, learn about the dynamism of ASEAN-China relations, the development of society, economy, and industries of tourism and culture in the Philippines and Indonesia, as well as conduct field reports on fruitful achievements of ASEAN-China, the Philippines-China, Indonesia-China cooperation in trade, investment, education, culture, tourism and media.
On 28 June, the reporting trip was officially commenced in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, ACC Secretary-General, Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk, Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, and officials of Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines attended the event.