The People’s Republic of China, 65 years old and still going strong.
By Roy Lie A Tjam.
Here are some extracts from Ambassador H.E. Mr. Chen Xu, remarks on the 2014 National Day.
“ On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, it is our great honor to receive friends from all walks of life in the Netherlands, to celebrate the birthday of our country. On behalf of the Chinese Embassy, I’d like to first express my sincere gratitude to all friends from the Netherlands, diplomatic missions and international organizations, as well as the overseas Chinese community, for the care and support that you have been continuously offering to China’s development.
The founding of the People’s Republic of China 65 years ago opened up a new era in China’s history. In the past 65 years, with all Chinese people being united and working hard together, China has achieved magnificent accomplishments, and its comprehensive national power, international standing and people’s living standards have been continuously improved to an unprecedented level. Particularly since the end of 1970’s, China has been following the policy of reform and opening-up, and the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics unswervingly. These unremitting efforts have laid down a solid foundation to realize the great renewal of the Chinese nation, and at the same time made contributions to the world’s peace and development
Both China and the Netherlands attach great importance to China-Dutch relations, and share the same strong desire to further strengthen pragmatic cooperation”
Hundreds of guests came to the Embassy in The Hague to extend their felicitations to H.E. Ambassador Chen Xu. and his charming wife.