BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- A promotional event for north China's Tianjin municipality was hosted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Tuesday.
As the 18th presentation of the MFA's Chinese provinces initiative, the event in Tianjin was themed "China in the New Era: a Dynamic Tianjin Going Global."
Tianjin will strengthen communication and cooperation with other countries and regions in various fields, to jointly write a new chapter of cooperation, development and win-win in a new era, said Li Hongzhong, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee.
Tianjin is a forerunner of industrial civilization in modern China, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. "As a crossroads of land and sea routes for the Belt and Road Initiative as well as a main node of the new Eurasia land bridge economic corridor, Tianjin is standing again at the forefront during a new round of reform and opening-up."
The development of Tianjin has clearly proved the success of the policy of reform and opening-up, said Andrey Denisov, the Russian ambassador to China, who made his first trip to Tianjin in 1979.
The MFA hosted its first provincial promotional event in March 2016 in order to serve national development, facilitate regional opening-up and offer foreigners a platform to learn more about China.
More than 500 people, including diplomats from over 150 countries, representatives from international organizations, business people, scholars and journalists attended the event.