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Consul General Jin Zhijian Attends the Beijing Tourism Promotion Meeting


On May 20, Charming Beijing--2017 Beijing Tourism Promotion Meeting was held at the Westfield Mall. Vice Chairman of Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development Yu Debin, Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism CEO Vic Allen and many guests from various fields including tourism and aviation industries attended the event. Consul General Jin Zhijian was invited to attend and delivered remarks.

Consul General Jin warmly congratulated the 2017 Beijing Tourism Promotion Meeting to be held in Christchurch. He pointed out that tourism played an important role in the bilateral relationship between China and New Zealand. During Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to New Zealand in March, the two sides co-declared the year of 2019 as the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. With the progress of implementing the Belt and Road Initiative, the interconnectivity between China and New Zealand, an important stop in the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, would also be further enhanced. It was worth mentioning that Beijing was an ideal destination for tourists of all ages, and served as an important window for the world to know about China's past, present and future. He hoped that more and more New Zealanders could visit Beijing in the future and see the ancient and fast developing China with their own eyes.

Vice Chairman Yu Debin and CEO Vic Allen introduced abundant tourism resources of Beijing and expressed the common expectation to enhance the understanding and friendship between the two peoples through tourism.

During the half-day meeting, many people enjoyed the short videos introducing Beijing and communicated with the staff members. A lucky New Zealand lady was chosen to win the round-trip business class air ticket between Chirstchurch and Beijing sponsored by China Southern Airlines. The artists from the local Chinese communities presented excellent performances on site which were received with warm applause.


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