PINA looks to sign MOU with ACJA
December 9, 2015 9:19 pm
The Pacific Islands News Association is looking to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the All China Journalist Association (ACJA) to allow for more cooperation between media organisations in China and the Pacific.
The request for an MOU was made during a recent visit of twelve Pacific island journalists to China.
The journalists – seven from Fiji, and five others from Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu were on a trip in China learning it foreign policy in the Pacific as well as the One Belt One Road initiative – a cultural and trade exchange programme.
Pacific Islands News Association President Moses Stevens told ACJA there needs to be more cooperation between Pacific and Chinese media given China’s continuous development assistance to the Pacific.
You are building our roads. You are building our wharfs. You are building our Parliament Houses. You are building our Sports Complexes. You are building our international convention centres. You are building our schools. You are building our health centres. But there is nothing on CCTV here. As a leader in my position i would like to see those stories told here in China.
ACJA International Liaison Department Deputy Director Fang Xinjian says they will look into the request from PINA.
The PINA President has also invited All China Journalist Association to the Pacific News Summit to be held in Palau in March, 2016.