A delegation from China’s radio station of Yunnan province has visited the headquarters of Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) to boost bilateral cooperation between the two agencies.
The delegation, headed by Lu Yunfang, was received by VOV Deputy Director General Dao Duy Hua at the National Radio Centre in Hanoi.
During the meeting, Mr Hua introduced his Chinese colleagues to the functions and duties of VOV as well as its four media platforms (radio, TV, print and online).
Mr Hua also recalled traditional cooperation between VOV and the Yunnan Radio Station, which began during Vietnam’s resistance war against the US. In 1971 and 1972, part of VOV was evacuated to Kunming, China, to produce and broadcast radio programmes from this location.
The two sides previously cooperated through the Yunnan Department for Cinema and Television Development. Then in 2005, VOV and the Yunnan Radio Station signed a cooperation agreement and ever since have exchanged delegations and reporters to learn experience from each other.
In 2008, a VOV delegation, headed by then VOV Deputy Director General Hoang Minh Nguyet visited the Yunnan Radio Station to discuss the possibility of launching a transport radio channel.
Up to now, VOV has a regular exchange of programmes with the Yunnan Radio Station.
During the meeting, VOV Deputy Director General Hua stressed that VOV had fully covered the recent China visit by Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
For her part, the Vice Director of the Yunnan Radio Station, Lu Yunfang, said her station has an audience of 3.8 million and is considered one of the leading broadcasters in China with an estimated advertisement turnover of 100 million yuan for 2011.
Ms Yunfang expressed hope that VOV and the Yunnan Radio Station will expand bilateral cooperation and business operations. She also proposed organizing a China-ASEAN radio forum and wished that VOV would help invite regional radio broadcasters to take part in the forum.
(Source : Voice of Vietnam)