Ministry of Foreign Affairs presenting Hubei to the world
Release time:2018-08-10 16:07:44    Source:Changjiang Dailyfont-size:AAA

An event is held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing promoting Hubei Province to the world.   Photo by Hu Jiusi
 
"China in the New Era: Hubei, from the Yangtze River to the World" was an event held in Beijing on the afternoon of July 12 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote Hubei Province to the world. Distinguished guests at home and abroad were informed about the thriving growth of Hubei as well as China in the new era.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech. He was joined by over 500 distinguished guests that included diplomatic envoys in China from over 140 countries, representatives from international organizations in China, delegates from industrial and commercial sectors, Chinese and foreign experts, scholars and journalists.

An event is held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing promoting Hubei Province to the world.   Photo by Hu Jiusi

Wang said that the major trend of a new round of reform and opening up has presented the song of the Yangtze River in the new era in which Hubei is one of the most splendid verses. Hubei in history was once an important birthplace of Chinese civilization. Hubei has become an important pioneer of Chinese revolution and construction in modern times. Hubei in the new era is building itself into a new land for the development of the central region. Today, Hubei actively participates in the cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative, with the Yangtze River shipping route connecting to the Pacific Ocean in the east, China-Europe freight trains going directly to Europe in the west, and the passenger air routes flying non-stop to the four continents. He believes that Hubei, which has entered the new era, will surely move from the Yangtze River to the world and become a new window for China's all-round opening up.

An event is held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing promoting Hubei Province to the world.   Photo by Hu Jiusi

Jiang Chaoliang, Secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, said that the Yangtze River that winds through Hubei feeds the Chinese people. Hubei is known as "a province of a thousand lakes." It is a major water transport route and flourishes as a land abundant in fish and rice. President Xi Jinping, concerned about the Yangtze River region and Hubei's progress, has visited Hubei twice since 2013 in order to examine the growth of the Yangtze River Economic Belt and navigate the reform of the province. His efforts have contributed to the presentation of Hubei and the Yangtze River to the world. In line with the policy of advancing Yangtze River Economic Belt development with the intent of achieving a high quality growth, Jiang has stressed that Hubei hopes to deepen pragmatic cooperation in such aspects as industry, economy, trade, science and education, people-to-people exchange and cultural engagement and tourism to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results with all countries in the world.

An event is held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing promoting Hubei Province to the world.   Photo by Hu Jiusi

Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khalid, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov, French Ambassador to China Jean-Maurice Ripert, Belgian Ambassador to China Marc Vinck, Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale and Ecuadorian Ambassador to China Carlos Humberto Larrea Dávila successively introduced the situation of cooperation between their country and Hubei, and looked forward to further strengthening friendly exchanges and deepening mutually beneficial cooperation with Hubei under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative so as to expand and deepen the cooperation in projects in the fields of industry, science, education, humanities, tourism, infrastructure, and environmental protection. (By Zhang Xiaofeng & Gan Yong)