December 13, 2018
BEIJING - Two journalists from Pakistan along with 43 media persons from 42 countries of Asia-Pacific and Africa completed their 10-month training program here on Wednesday.
China Asia Pacific Press Communication Centre (CAPPC) and China Africa Press Communication Center (CAPC) co-hosted the program.
Pakistan’s Abdul Wajid Khan and Syed Aitzaz Hassan were selected for this year’s program that started early this year.
Addressing the joint closing ceremony, Vice President, China Public Diplomacy Association, Zhang Jiuhuan called upon the journalists to play the role of a bridge and make a positive contribution to promoting relations between China and other countries.
He expressed the confidence that they would also make efforts to enhance people to people contact between China and the Asia Pacific and African countries.
He said: “Through your pens and cameras, the people of Africa and Asia-Pacific countries have gained a more objective understanding of the current economic and social development situation, traditional culture and long history of China.”
Zhang Jiuhuan said this year marked the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up.
During their 10-month stay in China, these journalists witnessed and reported on the annual meetings of the China Two Sessions and the Bao Forum for Asia, the SCO Qingdao Summit and the First China International Import Exposition.
They visited Shanghai, Tianjin, Hainan, Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi and other provinces for thematic interviews, attended special events such as high-end forums of Chinese and foreign media and think tanks, and participated in relevant China.
They were also imparted professional training in information and journalism. - APP
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