Spotlight: Overseas Chinese diplomatic services celebrate 68th National Day

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-02 15:12:42|Editor: Yang Yi
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BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese diplomatic services around the world celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China which falls on Oct. 1, wishing China prosperous and strong, and the world peaceful and flourishing.

Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui said at the National Day reception held in Moscow that since 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), under the party's leadership, the country has proposed a series of major strategies and completed some tremendous events which were used to be incapable of being done in the past.

China is willing to implement with Russia the consensus reached by the two nations' leaders, continuously enhance the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, and promote mutually beneficial cooperation, to yield more tangible fruits and to bring benefits to the two peoples, Li said.

Chinese Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye said at the National Day reception that the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress will have great and profound impact on China's future development and its relations with the world.

Looking to embrace the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Cheng said, China stands ready to work with Australia to foster bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

"Guo Qing Jie Kuai Le! (Happy National Day!)" Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives David Carter expressed his greeting in Chinese language at the National Day reception held at China's Embassy in New Zealand.

Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wang Lutong said that China's achievements in various fields make its people proud and that China's prosperity is important to the Asian-Pacific region even the world as a whole.

Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Qiu Guohong said at the National Day reception in Seoul that China pursues independent and peaceful foreign policy, and sets a good example by maintaining world peace and pushing for common development.

China sincerely looks forward to communicating with South Korea and other parties to explore an effective plan to properly settle differences and resolve difficulties, and to remove obstacles for improving China-South Korea relations as soon as possible and for better evolvement of bilateral ties, Qiu said.

Ri Kil Song, vice foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and government officials, as well as foreign ambassadors and representatives of international organizations among others attended the Chinese National Day reception held in Pyongyang.

Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun said the CPC and Chinese government are willing, jointly with the DPRK side, to make efforts to promote China-DPRK friendly cooperation relations and contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the region.

In Tokyo, some 2,000 people, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Minister Taro Kono, former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and other government officials, as well as lawmakers, friendly groups, overseas Chinese and employees of Chinese enterprises, among others, attended a ceremony marking China's National Day at the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo.

The ceremony took place a day before China and Japan mark the 45th anniversary of the normalization of the two countries' diplomatic ties.

At the reception held in Italy, a TV documentary on China's Belt and Road Initiative has sparked applaud among guests. They were also impressed by Pipa (a Chinse lute or guitar) playing and ink painting at the scene.

Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Tan Jianri held the first National Day reception in the African country since the civil war erupted there in 1991. He assured guests that China will forever be Africa's good friend, partner and brother.