Chinese Embassy in Vietnam meets with local reporters hinh anh 1Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam Yin Haihong (second, left) speaks at the meeting (Source:

Hanoi (VNA) – The Chinese Embassy in Vietnam met with local reporters in Hanoi on April 13 to brief them about the country’s major internal and external policies after meetings of the 13th National People’s Congress and the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam Yin Haihong said that in the past five years, China’s posted an annual average growth rate of 7.1 percent, while its contribution to the world economy rose from 11.4 percent to 15 percent.

During the period, people’s consumption contributing to the country’s economic growth increased from 54.9 percent to 58.8 percent, she said, adding that the ratio of service sector rose from 45.3 percent to 51.6 percent, making it a major motivation of China’s economic development.

China’s urbanization ratio rose from 52.6 percent to 58.5 percent, while its contributions in technological advance increased from 52.2 percent to 57.5 percent. Its poverty rate dropped to 3.1 percent from 10.2 percent, said Yin.

While highlighting the relationship between China and Vietnam, Yin said that China has always paid much attention to developing relations with Vietnam.

She noted that after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Party General Secretary and Chinese President Xi Jinping chose Vietnam as the destination for his first visit abroad, showing China’s great attention to the bilateral relations between the two countries.

The diplomat said that after the two important meetings in 2018, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Vietnam, marking the first visit to a foreign nation by a leader of the new Chinese government after the meetings.

According to Yin, China and China are maintaining a sound relationship that is entering a new period. Two-way trade exceeded 100 billion USD in 2017, she said, adding that China has been the biggest trade partner of Vietnam in many years. About 10 million people of both countries have visited each other’s country.

Yin stressed that the two nations should boost cross-border cooperation, while fostering connectivity and seeking stronger partnership in economy, trade, investment, culture, tourism, military affairs, law enforcement and science-technology.

The Chinese official also highlighted the role of the press in boosting the growth of bilateral ties and enhancing mutual understanding between people of the two countries.

She said China welcomes Vietnamese reporters to visit China to introduce the development of the relations between the two Parties, nations and people, affirming that the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam is willing to support and prioritise jounalists.

Regarding prioritised areas in Vietnam-China cooperative ties in the coming time, Yin said that the two sides will continue maintaining meetings and mutual visits by senior leaders of the two Parties and countries, while stepping up cooperation in the areas of investment, labour, culture, tourism, people-to-people exchanges, and media.-VNA