ACC Secretary-General Met with Leaders of Publicity Department of Chongqing Municipal Party Committee

source:ASEAN-China Centre

On 8 June 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Mr. Zhou Bo, Executive Deputy Director-General of Publicity Department of Chongqing Municipal Party Committee and Director-General of Information Office of Chongqing Municipal Government. Mr. Huang Zhenwei, Director of Information Office of Chongqing Municipal Government and Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, attended the meeting.

Executive Deputy Director-General Zhou cited that, with unique strengths in exchanges and cooperation with Southeast Asian countries, Chongqing has conducted fruitful cooperation with Southeast Asian countries in trade, investment, tourism and culture fields. In order to raise the popularity among ASEAN countries, Chongqing has been conducting collaborations in diverse forms with administrations and news agencies of Viet Nam, the Philippines, Singapore and other ASEAN countries, namely, TV week, culture week, media mutual visits, publishing agricultural technology magazines, creating a column for publicizing Chongqing, all of which provided useful platforms to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the people. He looked forward to maintaining close contacts with ACC and further expanding the practical cooperation in media with ASEAN countries so as to better publicize Chongqing to ASEAN countries, continuously deepen the friendly exchanges with ASEAN countries, and achieve win-win results.

Secretary-General Yang briefed the recent work of ACC, particularly the positive progress in pushing forward the exchanges and cooperation between both media. She stated that media exchanges and cooperation has always been an important part of ASEAN-China relations, and an effective approach to fostering cultural exchanges and mutual understanding. ACC attaches great importance to media cooperation and has organized ASEAN and Chinese media delegations to visit each other for several times and held Lecture Series by ASEAN and Chinese Ambassadors and ASEAN-China Photo Exhibitions. By doing so, ACC dedicates itself to actively publicizing the achievements of ASEAN-China practical cooperation. ACC would maintain close relations with Chongqing and make contributions to deepening friendly exchanges between ASEAN countries and Chongqing