33 African Journalists Including Liberia In China For Training

By Fredrick P. W. Gaye (People’s Daily Online)

FOREIGN201608091653000400159109612Thirty-three journalists and information officers from 13 English-speaking African countries arrived Beijing last week on a two-week seminar sponsored by the government of China.

The seminar began on August 2, 2016 and participants are drawn from Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Malawi, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda.

The Human Resource Development Cooperation, in the Framework of China’s Foreign Aid, is organizing the program with support by China’s Ministry of Commerce. It is part of PRC’s continued efforts in the people-to-people contacts under the China-Africa relations.

Speaking at the start of the seminar, the Vice President of China International Publishing Group (CIPG) Mr. Wang Gangyi asserted that China-Africa relationship remains the most fruitful relationship globally, because it is built on mutual respect and cooperation.

Wang said the relationship has over the years gained momentum and made great impact in the development of Africa.

Wang, who has been a journalist since 1981, pointed out that through togetherness, China and Africa would have influence to make positive changes in global governance. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCE: NewsNow/People’s Daily


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.