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Chinese Embassy in Grenada Held a Symposium on the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

On October 28th, the Chinese Embassy in Grenada held a symposium on the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Present were Hon. Sen. Winston Garraway, Minister of Stateresponsible for Disaster Management and Information, journalists from Grenada’s mainstream television, radio and Internet media houses, famous freelance journalists, scholars, representatives from Grenada-China Friendship Association, Grenada-China People’s Friendship Association. Chinese Ambassador to Grenada H.E. Dr. Zhao Yongchen presented and delivered a keynote speech.

Mr. Johnson Richardson, vice editor and senior journalist of Grenadian newspaper Informer, and Mr. Rawle Titus, Director of Government Information Service, both had the opportunity to attend the 19th National Congress and shared their experience with their colleagues. They first thanked the Embassy for giving them the opportunity to be part of such an historic activity. Being part of the mission, gave them deep understanding of the Communist Party of China and hands on view of China’s development and Chineseculture. Besides covering the Congress, they visited the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in Guangdong, DJi Innovations Company, Ofo bike sharing company and other places of interest.

Hon. Garraway in his speech, said the relationship betweenGrenada and the People’s Republic of China has been the best in years. On behalf of the Grenada government, he thanked the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Embassy for their good friendship they have demonstrated over the past 12 years and their huge support and assistance to the development of Grenada. He commended China for their investment in media industry and said that with the strengthening of China’s development and the improvement of the international influence of China, the report of international news had become a major component of Chinese media. He encouraged the media personals to follow the example of the role the Chinese media plays in China’s development achievements and urge them to take the opportunity to learn from China's programs offered, not only to gain knowledge but also strengthen bilateral exchanges.

In his remarks, Ambassador Zhao briefed the journalists that on 18th October 2017, the 19th CPC National Congress opened in Beijing. At the opening ceremony, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered an important report. The Congress elected a new CPC Central Committee, and adopted a series of important documents including the Resolution on the Revised Constitution of CPC. The Congress successfully concluded on 24 October. During the past five years since the 18th CPC National Congress, China has made tremendous achievements on its economic and social development. Ambassador Zhao said that China insists on independent foreign policy of peace and promotes the construction of new international relations of mutual respect, fairness and justiceand cooperation. He hopes the Grenadian media will continue to playa positive role in deepening the friendship between the two peoples and to promote the development of China-Grenada relations.

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