CHINESE Ambassador to the Philippines Liu Jianchao had praised the thorough report of the fact-finding committee tasked to look into the Manila hostage crisis on August 23.

"The report is a responsible one and the investigation is being carried out in a real sense of seriousness," Jianchao said in a television interview.

He also praised the cooperation between the Philippine government and police from Hong Kong in the investigation.

"We are all moving hand in hand in the right direction," he said.

Jianchao added the Chinese government is hoping that President Benigno Aquino III will act on the Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) recommendations.

He also said the Aquino administration is serious in improving its crisis management and the ways and means on how to improve the credibility of the police.

The ambassador added he continues to help convince Chinese nationals that despite the hostage-taking incident that killed eight tourists from Hong Kong, the Philippines still remains an ideal tourist destination.

"Basically the Philippines is a peaceful and stable and safe place to travel," he said.

The Chinese government also assures Filipinos that they are moving on from the tragedy. (Sunnex)