Fujian Media Delegation Covers Chinese New Year Celebration in Myanmar
On 26th January 2017, a trio of reporters from Straits TV of Fujian Media Group went on a finding trip to Myanmar, unveiling how the traditional Chinese New Year was observed in the South East Asian country.
It was one of the follow-up activities after the visit of Fujian FAO delegation to Myanmar last December.
During their stay in Yangon, the trio videotaped the spectacular event, the first one over the past five decades officially championed by Myanmar authority.
It was jointly held by five organizations, including Myanmar Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Fujian Association of Myanmar.
Chinese people in Myanmar and local residents reveled in the carnival, which saw the participation of performers from Fujian Grand Theatre.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Patron of the ruling National League for Democracy Party U Tin Oo, and Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang.
The team had an interview with Ambassador Hong at the end of the opening ceremony.
The six-episode program began to be broadcast on 3rd February in Straits Today of Straits TV, showcasing Myanmar’s customs and culture and unfolding entrepreneurial success stories of the hard-working Chinese community.
It took audience to houses of the local Chinese community, the most popular Aung San Market, and Qingfu Mazu Temple.
The team also communicated with Sky Net, a local media group founded by Myanmar-Chinese.
This trip was the first attempt by Fujian FAO at organizing major media outlets in the province to cover stories in MSR countries.
The FAO will continue to play a more active role in encouraging such coverage in Belt and Road countries.