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New Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Wang Shi–Ting conducted his first Blantyre tour yesterday to appreciate the efforts and the success behind the country’s oldest and outstanding media company, Times Group.

After the tour, Wang said he was impressed with the Times Group and promised to facilitate partnerships between Times Group and the Chinese News Agency for the promotion of communication in the country.

“This is my first visit to a media company in Blantyre and I felt obliged to visit Times Group because it is the biggest media house in Malawi. I am impressed with the expertise here and the capacity of this media house. For the betterment of the Malawians, we will strike a partnership for the Chinese News Agency to be sharing news resources with Times Group,” said Wang.

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He announced that the People’s Republic of China will help promote the operation of the media in the country by providing training programmes to Malawian journalists in China.

“The media plays a vital role in the communication between the two countries and as such they need to be empowered and supported to execute that role responsibly. This will also help in the promotion of infrastructure developments which the People’s Republic of China is undertaking in Malawi,” said Wang

Wang has replaced Zhang Qingyang as the Chinese Ambassador to Malawi and has been in the country for two months.

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The visit to Times group is one in the series of familiaraation tours to various institutions and places in the country.

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