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Chinese Mission Holds Reception Marking the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China
2017/09/26

On 22 September, H.E. Ma Zhaoxu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland, H.E. Zhang Xiangchen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the World Trade Organization, and H.E. Fu Cong, Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs jointly held a reception to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

                                                    

It brought together over 500 guests, including Mr. Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labor Organization, senior officials of international organizations, ambassadors and diplomats from more than 100 countries, representatives of the economic and trade offices of Hong Kong and Macao in Geneva, and Chinese staff members of international organizations.

                                                    

In his remarks, Ambassador Ma briefed the audience on China’s economic and social progress in the past 68 years, especially the last 40 years since China started reform and opening-up. He underlined China’s commitment to a people-centered approach to development and China’s great contribution to the development of the world and the global human rights cause. He also updated the audience on China’s efforts to build a community of shared future for mankind, make globalization more inclusive and its benefits more widely shared, encourage international cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative, and make BRICS cooperation more fruitful.

                                                     

Ambassador Ma noted the importance of the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. He said this congress would take place at a crucial stage of the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. It would review past experience, examine the trends in China and around the world, and make clear the new tasks for sustained development and people’s new expectations. Based on the new historical conditions and China’s challenges and following the people-centered approach, it would draw up a strategic blueprint for China’s continued development.

                                                    

Ambassador Ma also reiterated China’s readiness to stay committed to peaceful development and work together with all countries to make our world more peaceful, secure, prosperous, open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful.

                                                     

The reception was held in a lively atmosphere. The guests commended China for its achievements and hailed China’s increasing role in promoting world peace and development.

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