---- Guangdong delegation headed by Shen Haixiong visits Alberta
Deron Bilous (L) presents a picture featuring the Rocky Mountains to Shen Haixiong as a gift. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
On September 26, local time, Shen Haixiong, head of Guangdong Provincial Publicity Department and chairman of Guangdong International Culture Association, met Sarah Hoffman, deputy premier of Alberta and minister of health, and Beron Bilous, deputy government house leader and minister of economic development and trade.
Both sides reached extensive consensuses on closer cultural and tourism communication and business co-operations.
Hoffman and Bilous warmly welcomed the delegation headed by Shen. They introduced to Guangdong guests Alberta’s economic, trade and social development. They congratulated on the marvelous achievements Guangdong has made in economic, cultural and social development and expressed their expectation of future co-operations between Alberta and Guangdong in multiple fields.
Shen pointed out that both Guangdong and Alberta are provinces with a vigorous economy in each country and both are with abundant cultural and tourism resources and strong innovative capabilities in cultural industry. He hoped that the two provinces would implement the agreements already signed and make breakthroughs in the aspects of cultural and tourism industries by carrying out co-operative projects so as to put the economic and trade co-operations on fast track.
Numerous consensuses were reached during their conversation. For instance, as the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta is world famous and China (Guangzhou) International Documentary Film Festival is also among the most important documentary film festivals in the world, both sides agreed to promote respective resources and programs, participate in respective festivals, join forces in international training, as well as in production of movie and TV programs.
During his visit to Aberta, Shen also attended the roundtable of “Opportunities and Challenges of Media Development in the 21st Century”, where Guangdong delegates compared notes on such topics as media development tendency, challenges and the power of international communication with representatives from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Alberta, China Institute of University of Alberta and local media.