FESTIVE HIGH: Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Hu Zhengyue (fourth from left) and Star Publications (M) Bhd managing director Datuk Steven Tan (fifth from left) tossing yee sang during the ambassador’s visit to Menara Star in Petaling Jaya yesterday to mark the Chinese New Year festive period.
The others in the picture are (from left) deputy group chief editor Wong Sulong, Chinese Embassy First Secretary Ma Mingqiang, The Star’s group editorial adviser Datuk V.K. Chin, group chief editor Datuk Ng Poh Tip, assistant editor Paul Gabriel (partly hidden) and executive editor Datuk Wong Chun Wai.
The ambassador and Tan later exchanged views on a wide range of issues, and discussed ways for The Star to be involved in helping promote cultural exchanges with China.
Hu said his priorities this year would include promoting people-to-people ties between China and Malaysia and stepping up the promotion of Chinese culture here.
The envoy said hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists were heading for Malaysia, adding that the close bilateral ties between the two countries was bearing fruit.