The embassy is a diplomatic representative organization in the capital of another country. The embassy, representing the interests of the entire country, has overall responsibility for the relations between the two countries. The ambassador is appointed by the head of state and performs all diplomatic duties as the representative of the head of state. The embassy is also a window to show its unique culture to the world. China has developed and maintained good friendship and cooperation with all nations around the world. With the principle of equality and mutual benefits, China has actively conducted multi-level, wide-ranging and all-round cooperation and achieved fruitful results. The youth is an important group in promoting the all-round development of friendly and cooperative relations between China and other countries.
In the afternoon of July 31st, “Witness Friendship” Home and Abroad News Press 2017 Summer Junior Journalist Delegation held the opening ceremony at the Rosedale Hotel Beijing. The General Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Mr. Li Tiedui, the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Commerce Mr. Li Zhaosheng, the Chairwoman of the World Treasures Association of France Mrs. He Yuqin, the Deputy Director of the United Nations International Coordination Bureau, the President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan, the Executive Director Mr. Liu Dengchen, the Executive Vice Editor Mr. Hu Shumeng, the Deputy Director Mr. Ma Xiaozhong, the Director of International Cultural Exchange Center Mr. Wang Yinju and other officers attended the event. Mrs. Wei Yan delivered an important speech to the junior journalists who were about to take the responsibilities as the future media professionals. She also made brief introductions about the interviewing foreign embassies as well as provided the practical training in diplomatic etiquettes, interview skills, news report production.
The General Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Mr. Li Tiedui expressed his expectations to the junior journalist delegation: Firstly, when interviewing a foreign embassy, the junior journalists should show the best energy of Chinese children to the ambassadors and tell them a good story about China. Secondly, the junior journalists should take advantages of this precious opportunity to learn from the senior reporters so that they can improve their diplomatic wisdom, interview and writing techniques.
The Deputy Director of the Ministry of Commerce Mr. Li Zhaosheng also delivered a speech to the junior journalist delegation. He said that he is very pleased to see the energetic spirits of all junior journalists here. You can become a diplomat of China, a reporter in an international mainstream media, or a business officer sent by the Ministry of Commerce to another country in the future. What I wanted to tell you is that 20 years ago, I was a commercial counselor in African countries sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, I was truly a Chinese diplomat for many years. Therefore, I wish you all cherish this learning opportunity to learn diplomatic etiquettes, enjoy the conversations with the foreign diplomats. However, in order to be an outstanding diplomat in the future, you need to study hard and have a healthy body to face the challenges.
The Chairwoman of the World Treasures Association of France Mrs. He Yuqin expressed her best wishes to junior journalists. She said that Home and Abroad News Press has established a brand name with its own style. It plays such important role on the international stage with high recognitions from all governments around the world, it also received many international awards. Through “Witness Friendship” Home and Abroad News Press 2017 Summer Junior Journalist Delegation interviewing foreign embassies in China, the senior reporters will pass on to you the well-established diplomatic manners and solid writing skills. I hope you cherish this learning opportunity, you are the "friendship messengers" connecting the world. When interviewing the diplomats in the embassies, I hope you will show the healthy, progressive and friendly spirits of Chinese students to them. Best wishes to all of your interviews.
Home and Abroad News Press 2017 Summer Junior Journalist Delegation to foreign embassies has more than 20 students from Toronto, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Karamay, Changsha, Wuhan, Dongguan, Shantou and Zhengzhou. Every junior journalist made a speech at the opening ceremony. They were truly excited for the opportunity of close interaction with the foreign ambassadors to China and other embassy officials. They all expressed their learning objectives to understand the cultures of various countries and experience the foreign diplomats’ wisdom, enthusiasm, friendship and learn their diplomatic temperaments; at the same time, they want to improve their English skills.
At the end of the ceremony, the General Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Mr. Li Tiedui, the Chairwoman of the World Treasures Association of France Mrs. He Yuqin and the Deputy Director of the United Nations International Coordination Bureau, the President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan passed the team flag to the delegation team lead Moto Wei, deputy team lead Huangrong Tingyan and Victoria Wang. This year, the junior journalist delegation will have exclusive interviews with eight embassies in China, including Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal, Mexico, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Malta.