On 3 July 2017, the Chinese Media Delegation participating in the third Chinese Media Reporting Trip to ASEAN organized by ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) successfully completed all scheduled events in the Philippines and arrived in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, for the second-stage interviews and reports. Accompanied by Bu Neneng and Pak Danny, Officials of Jakarta Thousand Islands Tourism Board, the delegation visited local facilities for tourism and cultural industries. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ACC, Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk, Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, and officials from Department of Tourism and Culture of Jakarta Capital City Government attended the event.
The tourism officials of Jakarta and Thousand Islands warmly welcomed the Chinese Media Delegation and briefed local tourism resources development and international exchanges and cooperation. They stated that the name of Thousand Islands refers to hundreds of islands within Jakarta Bay. It possesses magnificent landscapes and well-established facilities for tourism and culture. Indonesian government puts Thousand Islands as a nationwide priority area to develop tourism and has intensified its development and promotion. The Thousand Islands has become a famous tourist resort near Jakarta with an increasing number of tourists every year. They hoped the Chinese journalist delegation could help raise its profile in China so as to let more Chinese tourists know about this place and choose it as their travel destination.
Secretary-General Yang thanked the Department of Tourism and Culture of Jakarta and Thousand Islands for their hospitality. She said that 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation, which mean great opportunities for both sides to expand cooperation. ACC would continue to serve as a bridge and bond to support and promote tourism cooperation between Indonesia and China and between ASEAN and China so as to expand mutual exchanges and deepen the understanding and friendship between both peoples.