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People-to-people dialogue urged to boost China-SE Asia ties


08:49, June 05, 2013

NANNING, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Delegates from China and Southeast Asian countries are calling for more people-to-people communication at an ongoing conference in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Liu Qibao, head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said China is willing to work with prosperity.

Organized by the China NGO Network for International Exchange (CNIE), a national non-profit social organization, the two-day conference is being attended by delegates from 11 Southeast Asian countries.

Liu's views were echoed by delegates attending the event. Political figures, scholars and entrepreneurs voiced strong support for more exchanges between China and Southeast Asia.

Ung Huot, former first prime minister of Cambodia, said people-to-people communication will create a win-win situation for China and Southeast Asian nations.

"Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Cambodia are having exchanges with those in China. I strongly encourage this because it will contribute to our common prosperity," he said.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., a senator from the Philippines, said people-to-people dialogue is an important way to solve conflicts.

He said it is necessary to enhance non-governmental exchanges between China and the Philippines in the areas of tourism, education and health care.

Sidney C Bata, director of the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at Ateneo de Manila University, said Chinese culture has had a great influence on many Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines.

He said young people in the Philippines do not know China very well, adding that there is an urgent need for both countries to encourage communication among young people.

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