Chinese Media Delegation Conducted Interviews and Reports in the Philippines

source:ASEAN-China Centre

From 28 June to 2 July, Chinese Media Delegation participating in the third Chinese Media Reporting Trip to ASEAN organized by ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) visited Manila, Laoag and Vigan and deeply learned about Philippine socio-economic development, tourism industry and achievements in exchanges and cooperation with China in various fields.

During the stay in the Philippines, the delegation respectively called on H.E. Mr. Jose Ruperto Martin Marfori Andanar, Secretary of Presidential Communications Operations Office of the Philippines, and H.E. Mr. Reynaldo L. Ching, Assistant Secretary of Department of Tourism of the Philippines, interviewed H.E. Mr. Zhao Jianhua, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, and Mme. Wang Jianjun, Head of Chinese Consulate in Laoag, exchanged views with representatives of Philippines media and Dr. Francis Chua, Chairman Emeritus of Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and visited Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University and Subsidiary of Huawei Group in the Philippines. Accompanied by officials of Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, the delegation also visited local tourism facilities, and immersed themselves in Philippine long historical and cultural traditions, unique social customs and cooperation potentials and development prospects with China in trade, investment, education, culture, tourism and other fields

Officials of Tourism Promotions Board Philippines accompanied the delegation throughout the reporting trip and elaborated on the topics that the journalists were interested in. They expected the reporting trip could raise Philippine popularity in China and attract more Chinese tourists to the Philippines. The journalists from the China Network Television, Global Times, China Report, Jiangxi Radio and Television Station, Shandong Dazhong Daily, Guangxi Daily and Hainan Daily stated that this trip left them a deep impression about the Philippines and they would actively report the whole trip so as to make contributions to mutual understanding and friendship between both peoples.