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Fujian tea forum hosts media figures

Updated: 2022-07-04 17:31 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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A sub-forum on the theme of "Reporters and Tea" is held during the 3rd Maritime Silk Road International Tea Culture Forum in Fuding city, Fujian province. [Photo/Fjsen.com]

The 3rd Maritime Silk Road International Tea Culture Forum opened in Fuding city in East China's Fujian province on June 29. This year's forum hosted a sub-forum on the theme of "Reporters and Tea", with experts from the newspaper industry gathering to talk about tea culture.

Wang Hao, deputy editor-in-chief of China Daily, shared stories about two newspapermen and their relationship with tea: Louis Cha, a co-founder of the Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao, and Chen Shaobai, a founder of revolutionary newspaper Chung Kwok Yat Po.

"Chinese tea has been a major symbol and carrier of Chinese culture," Wang said at the forum. "Communication needs a common language and tea is a good choice as a topic."

He added stories about tea appear frequently in China Daily, and the newspaper has covered many stories about Party and State leaders welcoming foreign guests with Chinese tea. For example, at the recently concluded BRICS Summit, Da Hong Pao tea was served at the reception room, and journalist Xiao Peng covered this detail as a vlog.

"As a newspaper man and a tea lover, I would love to spread the stories of Fujian tea with my colleagues and friends, and make it a wonderful chapter in our reports," Wang said.

A coverage about tea culture on the China Daily newspaper.
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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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