On 5 July 2017, accompanied by officials of Department of Tourism and Culture of Jakarta, Chinese Media Delegation participating in the third Chinese Media Reporting Trip to ASEAN organized by ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) visited Jakarta where they learned about Indonesian development in society, economy and industries of culture and tourism, and experienced Indonesian uniqueness of diverse cultural traditions. On the same day, the delegation completed all scheduled events in Jakarta, which also marked the end of the third reporting trip to ASEAN organized by ACC.
This reporting trip is the third time for ACC to organize Chinese journalists to visit ASEAN countries. Encompassing the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation, this reporting trip focused on the development of ASEAN, fruitful achievements of ASEAN-China relations and promotion of good quality tourism resources, and meanwhile enhancement of both sides’ media exchanges and cooperation. The reporting trip was tremendously supported and assisted by Embassies of the Philippines and Indonesia in China, Chinese Embassies in the Philippines and Indonesia, Philippine Tourism Promotion Board, Department of Tourism and Culture of Jakarta, Philippine Airlines and other agencies.
During the eight-day trip, Chinese journalists from CCTV affiliated China Network Television, Global Times, China Report, Jiangxi Radio and Television Station, Shandong Dazhong Daily, Guangxi Daily and Hainan Daily had in-depth discussions with representatives of the related departments of the Philippines and Indonesia, ASEAN Secretariat, and Chinese Embassies and Consulates in the Philippines and Indonesia, made field visits to several sites of both two countries and learned about both two countries’ socio-economic development, and experienced both two countries’ unique historical cultures and traditional customs.
Chinese journalists respectively stated that they enjoyed this reporting trip for high-rank meetings, compact schedules and rich contents, all of which broadened their horizon and deepened their understanding of the Philippines and Indonesia, and ASEAN-China relations. Meeting with counterparts of both two countries paved the way for them to further exchanges and cooperation with their counterparts in ASEAN countries. They appreciated the tremendous supports the Embassies of the Philippines and Indonesia in China, and Chinese Embassies in the Philippines and Indonesia offered to the reporting trip, and spoke highly of the efforts ACC made for friendly exchanges and cooperation between both sides in various fields. They hoped that they would maintain closer contacts with ACC and follow up ASEAN, ASEAN-China cooperation and related activities of ACC so as to better serve as a bridge and bond for deepening ASEAN-China relations.