On 20th July the course for African journalists in Beijing came to close. The course was taken by around 31 journalists from African countries, and featured intense activity, which was evaluated by the deputy director for international publications in China, Wang Gangyi, during his speech at the closing ceremony.
Wang Gangyi, in his speech, affirmed that he had given a favourable report on the training, which ranged from a cycle of conferences to visits to the country’s tourist sites and media organisations. During the seminar, they also discussed the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China, and its system of communication.
“I am convinced that you have experienced the evolution of the Chinese press and its integrated development, together with its culture and evolution”, said Wang Gangyi, who also appreciated the level of assimilation on the course by the journalists.
Furthermore, he recalled that it is necessary to pay attention to the development of Africa, as in recent years, many African countries have made huge efforts to achieve development, and he cited the examples of Tunisia, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, among others. For that reason, he insisted on the consideration from the west of the independence of African countries.
“Since 2008, despite the serious economic crisis, many African countries have achieved development. However, this image is not projected in the western press, but only situations of conflict which are also caused by the west”, said Wang.
Africa has contributed greatly to human civilisation, and has a talent that should be recognised”, concluded Wang Gangyi.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea