|Chinese Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Wang Guangya Held a Reception for the Press|
|(18 November 2003)|
Ambassador Wang Guangya started the reception by making some brief welcoming remarks. He expressed his hope that this reception would provide our guests with an opportunity to taste some Chinese food and relax which they well deserved. He said that he would like to make more good friends with those "working in the corridor". The Chinese Mission and all other Missions to the United Nations share one common objective with the press, that is to make the United Nations work more effectively. He and the Chinese Mission are ready to work with the friends from media through better channels of communication to respond to the challenges facing the United Nations. While tasting the delicate Chinese dishes prepared by the Mission and in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, the media representatives of different countries and Ambassador Wang conducted frank and in-depth discussions on such issues of mutual interest as China-US relations, UN reform, six-party talks on DPRK nuclear issue and reconstruction of Iraq. Ambassador patiently answered questions one by one and stated the government positions and policies as well as his personal views and understanding. The reception was full of laughter and permeated with a warm and joyous atmosphere.
Press representatives all felt that Ambassador Wang was a kind, warm and humorous person with a sharp mind and was very at ease with the press. Since he came here three months ago, he has already accepted interviews of a number of news agencies and was almost always available to accept interviews and answer questions, which is widely acclaimed by the press circle here. They have seen the image of the representative of an open and responsible big country. They are willing to become friends of Ambassador Wang and China and are ready to continue to follow closely and report timely on China's diplomacy.