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Ambassador Qian Meets Fiji Sun Publisher, Editors

He briefed them on major events coming up, including China hosting the second Belt and Road forum in April in Beijing. He spoke of how the Belt and Road ini­tiative can benefit trade and development for countries such as Fiji.
26 Mar 2019 09:25
Ambassador Qian Meets Fiji Sun Publisher, Editors
Standing from left: Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo, Fiji Sun Managing Editor Business Maraia Vula and Deputy-Managing Editor Business Lusiana Tuimaisala.

Chinese Ambassador Qian Bo paid a courtesy visit to the main Fiji Sun Newsroom, at Gorrie Street in Suva

He spoke with editors about the con­tinued cooperation between the Chinese Embassy and the newspaper.

Briefed

He briefed them on major events coming up, including China hosting the second Belt and Road forum in April in Beijing. He spoke of how the Belt and Road ini­tiative can benefit trade and development for countries such as Fiji.

Ambassador acknowledges commitment

He acknowledged the Fiji Sun’s commit­ment to promoting informed journalism and a better understanding between Chi­na and Fiji.

China graduate

Last year Fiji Sun journalist Lusiana Tuimaisala was the first Pacific Islands graduate from the 10-month China Asia Pacific Press Centre (CAPPC) training programme.

She is now the Fiji Sun’s deputy manag­ing editor business.

This year, Fiji Sun senior news journal­ist Fonua Talei is currently in Beijing as a participant in the 10-month programme.

Ambassador Qian was accompanied on his visit by his wife Lu Qi, Li Jiabing, di­rector of political division of the Chinese Embassy, and Chen Chen, press officer of the Chinese Embassy.

Fiji Sun Participants

Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO, Peter Lomas led the Fiji Sun participants.

He was accompanied by managing edi­tor training Nemani Delaibatiki, manag­ing editor business Maraia Vula, manag­ing editor digital Rosi Doviverata and Ms Tuimaisala.

Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO

Mr Lomas spoke of his deep apprecia­tion of the opportunities for Fiji Sun edi­tors and journalists to see and learn from China’s world leading development, in­cluding in areas such as technology.

“We’ve had editors spending time at global innovators like Tencen and Ali­baba seeing their e-commerce, artificial intelligence and internet development,” he said.

Courses

“We’ve had our people doing courses at China’s internationally recognised busi­ness and journalism schools.

“We’ve had them at such media organi­sations as Xinhua, China Daily and Chi­nese Investment.

Partnership

“We’ve had them in Guandong, as part of this prosperous province’s growing partnership with Pacific Island Coun­tries.

“Our North editor Shratika Naidu was recently part of young leaders pro­gramme in Guangdong.”

Mr Lomas thanked Ambassador Qian for so willingly helping continue to build the partnership, and its importance in building China-Fiji understanding.

Silk painting

Mr Qian gifted the Fiji Sun a copy of a classic Chinese silk painting by artist Lang Shiyuan called: “Duo Red-crowned Cranes Amid Blossoming China Rose.”

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj

 



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