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Meeting at Shenzhen Press Group
Monday, 05 September 2011
On the 5th of September, one day before the start of Shenzhen stage of FIDE Women Grand Prix, the main sponsor of the event - Shenzhen Press Group - organized a meeting in the main building of the Media Group. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg, FIDE Vice-president and President of Chinese Chess Federation Chu Bo, General Secretary of Chinese Chess Federation Ye Jiangchuan, delegate and Vice General Secretary Tian Hongwei (Abigail Tian), Editor in Chief from Shenzhen Press Group Chen Yin, Member of Editorial Board of Shenzhen Press Group Deng Zi Qiang and other officials took part in the event.  The main sponsors of the event mentioned that they are very glad to host one of Grand Prix stages in Shenzhen and are looking forward for organizing more international chess events in the future. “Chess are in fashion in China! This is one of the reasons why we decided to organize this event here in Shenzhen,” - said Chen Yin. Shenzhen Media Group has 5 newspapers, few TV Channels and Radio stations that started to advertise upcoming Grand Prix event few weeks ago. More then 60 TV channels and newspapers all over China were invited to cover Women Grand Prix in Shenzhen.

The meeting was held in the building of Shenzhen Press Group

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE Vice-president and President of Chinese Chess Federation Chu Bo and Member of Editorial Board of Shenzhen Press Group Deng Zi Qiang discussed different topics concerning chess in China and in the World.

  Kirsan Ilyumzhinov checks “old” newspapers where the information about Women`s Grand Prix was published during the few last weeks.

  Journalists were welcome to ask questions during the meeting.

    FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gave chess set as a present to the editor-in chief of the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily, Mr. Chen Yin 

and Deng Zi Qiang presented Chinese tea to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

  A little excursion in the museum of Shenzhen Press Group. Shortly after the Shenzhen economic zone was created, Shenzhen's first newspaper “Shenzhen`s Special Zone Daily” was published. In September 2002 the two largest newspaper groups merged and established Shenzhen Press Group.

Common photo of all officials and sponsors near the big board which advertise Women`s FIDE Grand Prix

Report by Anastasiya Karlovich

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