WUHAN, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- A book and a collection of photos by a Chinese writer showing the life of the Panamanian people were released Wednesday.
Yu Xi paid a 15-day visit to Panama in 2016, and interviewed local residents, including native peoples. Yu took more than 20,000 pictures, which were compiled into a photo collection called "iHola, Panama!" He also wrote about Panamanian society as well as his insights in the book "Have a Date with Panama."
Zhao Qizheng, former director of the State Council Information Office, wrote the prefaces for both the book and photo album. Zhao said that they offer a new guide for Chinese readers interested in getting to know Panama.
Yu is an established writer, photographer and painter. For more than 20 years, he has conducted cultural exchanges with people from more than 60 countries and regions in various forms, such as photography, literature, and public speeches.