On the evening of January 16, the Ministry of National Defense hosted a 2019 New Year reception for Chinese and foreign media at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution. More than 200 participants from over 60 Chinese and foreign media entities attended the reception. At the reception, a short film entitled Highlights of China's International Military Cooperation in 2018 was screened, which featured the Special Press Conference on the One-year Countdown to the 7th CISM World Games, making the Games once again a focus of global media.
Reflecting on 2018, the Ministry of National Defense elaborated that it upheld its mission and developed new forms, methods and means of news release to actively promote image and voice of the Chinese army and demonstrate the Ministry’s uprightness, down-to-earth spirit, popularity and confidence. 2019 will be a year of many important and joyous events for China and the army including the 70th Anniversary of the founding the People’s Republic of China, the 70th Anniversary of the founding the Chinese Navy and Chinese Air Force, as well as the 7th CISM World Games to be held in Wuhan. Looking ahead, the Chinese army will continue to implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, firmly safeguard national sovereignty, security and development, and firmly safeguard world and regional peace, stability and prosperity in an effort to make new and greater contributions to promoting the development of new international relations and a community with shared future for mankind.
Speaking to reporters after the reception, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, expressed that he very much looked forward to the 7th CISM World Games to be held in Wuhan in October this year. He said that he personally released much news about the Games and sincerely wished the Games a great success.