From April 26 to May 1, Beijing Foreign Affairs Office collaborated with the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive a delegation of 29 Honduran journalists from the Press Department of the Honduran Presidential Office and Honduran mainstream media including Semanario Poder Popular, Channel 11 and TV Azteca. The visit, designed to present the development of the capital in the new era, focused on scientific and technological innovation, historic and cultural sights, the dual Olympic legacy, and urban rejuvenation. This activity is part of Beijing Foreign Affairs Office’s efforts to press ahead with the initiative of studying and implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and acting on Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy.
On March 26, China established diplomatic relations with Honduras. To help Hondurans better understand China, learn from China’s development experience, and enhance the friendship between the two peoples, a delegation of Honduran mainstream media journalists, led by the Deputy Minister of the Information Department of the Presidential Office of Honduras and the Director of Channel 8, was invited to visit China. This was the first Honduran delegation to China since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
During their stay in Beijing, the delegation visited the Yanqi Lake International Convention Center, National Speed Skating Oval, Dongsheng Science and Technology Park, Mutianyu Great Wall, and Shougang Park. The trip not only allowed the journalists to explore Beijing’s profound historical and cultural heritage, but also provided them with a glimpse of the exciting opportunities brought by China's modernization.
During the visit, the delegation members praised Beijing’s achievements and said they would give an accurate and comprehensive report of their experiences to the Honduran people. They hope that this will facilitate greater exchange and cooperation between the two countries in areas such as scientific and technological innovation, and economy and trade.
Erice Karegos, a journalist with La Tribuna, said he was happy to be in Beijing and see its development. Beijing is a highly modernized city where you can pay for anything by scanning the QR codes on your phone.
Beijing impressed Theomala Orellana from TuNota as a green, clean and well-planned city with a well-developed transportation system.