The Embassy is a diplomatic representative organization stationed in the capital of a diplomatically tied country. The Embassy represents the interests of the entire country and is fully responsible for the relations between the two countries. It is appointed by the head of state and performs its duties as a representative of the head of state. The Embassy has become a window to show the world the unique cultural characteristics of each country. China's friendly and cooperative relations with other countries have developed in an all-round way. Based on the principle of equality and mutual benefit, China has actively carried out multi-level, multi-sector and all-round cooperation with fruitful results. The young people are an important force in promoting friendly relations and cooperation between China and other countries. Home and Abroad News Press has used its own unique positioning and advantages to organize the “Junior Journalist Delegation” to interview the foreign diplomats in China, and this delegation has become an internationally renowned brand.
On the afternoon of August 6th, "Witness Friendship" Home and Abroad News Press 2018 Summer Junior Journalist Delegation held the opening ceremony in the "Ban Ting Hotel Ballroom" on the first floor of Beijing Radio and Television Building. The Former Deputy Director of the Press and Publication Bureau of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, Mr. Zhang Fan, the Secretary General of the General Office of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Li Tiedui, the Editor-in-Chief of the Xinhua News Agency Mr. Wang Jingzhong, the Deputy Director of the United Nations International Cooperation and Coordination Bureau and the President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan and other officers attended the meeting.
Zhang Fan delivered an important speech to the junior journalists who are about to take the interview tasks with the foreign diplomats in China. He said that Home and Abroad News Press has created its own brand value through solid development and its unique styles. The role played on the international stage has been highly recognized by all governments. Home and Abroad News Press has received international awards many times. Through this junior journalist delegation to foreign embassies, the senior journalists will share their experiences and diplomatic temperaments with you. I hope that you will cherish this learning opportunity. You are the “friendship messenger” connecting China and the whole world. Before interviewing the foreign diplomats, I hope that you will show the healthy, uplifting and friendly spirits of Chinese children. I wish you huge success in your interviews. The Deputy Director of the United Nations International Cooperation and Coordination Bureau and the President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan made detailed introduction to the foreign embassies the delegation about to visit and provided practical training on diplomatic etiquettes, interviewing techniques, news report writing and such.
The Vice President of Home and Abroad News Press , the Director of the Canadian branch Mr. Alan Zhang provided an interview training in English with the junior journalists and assigned the interview questions among all journalists.
The Secretary General of the General Office of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Li Tiedui, delivered a speech. He said that “If the children are strong, then China will be strong.” He hopes that this serial interview will enhance the diplomatic temperaments and English proficiency of junior journalists. Finally, he proposed to sing the song “We are communist successors” with all junior journalists. The opening ceremony was pushed to a high point with everyone’s singing.
Mr. Zhang Fan and Mr. Li Tiedui waved the team flag of the junior journalist delegation then passed it to the delegation lead Zhao Wenbo. After that, the delegation officially started their journey to visit the foreign embassies in China, including Belgium, Albanian, Croatian, Algerian, Myanmar, Beninese, Colombian and Armenian embassies in China.
The junior reporters also made speeches at the ceremony. They expressed their heartfelt excitement to have such opportunity for “close dialogues” with senior foreign officials from various countries in China. They said that they would cherish this opportunity to learn those countries’ culture and education, to feel the wisdom, enthusiasm and friendship of foreign diplomats all around the world, to improve their diplomatic temperaments and their English language skills.