The Consulate-General of China in Adelaide Held the Reception Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China

On 26th September, the Consulate-General of China in Adelaide held the reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Adelaide Hilton Hotel. Mr. Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia, Mr. Tim Whetstone, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Mr. Vincent Tarzia, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ms. Jing Lee, Assistant Minister to the Premier, Mr. Peter Malinauskas, Leader of the Opposition of South Australia, Ms. Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of Adelaide and more than 400 guests from South Australian political, business, educational and cultural circles, members of Consular Corps of South Australia, representatives of local Chinese, Chinese enterprises and Chinese students attended the reception.

In her speech, Consul-General He Lanjing pointed out that over the past 70 years, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people have embarked on the great journey of building a New China in an all-round way. With their hard work and wisdom, they have created one miracle after another that shall be recorded in human history. The reasons for China's magnificent achievements lie in the strong leadership of the CPC, lie in the unswerving adherence to the reform and opening up and a people-centered vision for development, lie in the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics that suits China's national conditions. Looking to the future, China will continue to pursue development as its top priority, stay committed to opening-up at higher level, firmly support the multilateral trading system, stick to the path of peaceful development, actively build a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind.

Ms. He said that China and Australia share extensive common interests and broad space for cooperation in promoting mutual development. To view each other's development in an objective manner, to respect each other's development paths, social systems and core interests, to seek common ground while shelving differences, to deepen practical cooperation and increase people-to-people exchanges will help promote sound and steady development of bilateral relations, and contribute to the well-being of people in both countries. The cooperation between China and South Australia has produced fruitful results with great potential and bright prospects lying ahead. The Chinese community in South Australia has made important contributions to the local economic growth, social progress and ever deepening friendship between China and Australia. It is hoped that local Chinese will always care for their hometowns' development and continue to serve as a bridge for strengthening cooperation and friendship between the two sides.

On behalf of the South Australian Government, Premier Marshall warmly congratulated the People's Republic of China on its 70th anniversary and highly commended China's tremendous development achievements over the past 70 years. He said that a growing China would bring more opportunities to the world. The South Australian Government gives high priority to extending their ties with China and on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit, it is committed to promoting trade and economic cooperation, as well as civil friendship between the two sides. The Chinese Consulate-General has played a strong role in developing relations between China and South Australia. The State Government will cultivate closer contact with the Consulate-General to forge ahead with the practical cooperation between the two sides.

In the speech, Mr. Malinauskas extended his warm congratulations on China's 70th birthday and praised the enormous progress China has made. He said the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Australia in 1972 was achieved under the Labor Party administration. Now South Australia enjoys a bipartisan consensus on developing relations with China as both parties seek to strengthen cooperation with China.


Videos "China - Beyond Your Imagination", "Dream Seeker: China 2019" and pictures of "Beautiful China" were shown at the reception. A video of Mr Gary Leung, a local Chinese coming from Hong Kong, singing a song "Congratulations on the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China" he specially composed as a gift for China’s birthday was also played. Some local Chinese performed drum and guzheng ensemble, singing of ancient poems, children's chorus "I Love You China" and other wonderful cultural programs. Guests applauded their exhilarating performances and some of them even joined the "I Love You China" chorus in a "flash mob". The Grand Ballroom was brimming with good cheer and best wishes for China.

The guests expressed their hearty congratulations on the 70th anniversary of New China with an admiration for its extraordinary achievements in economic and social development over the past seven decades and its positive contributions to the world peace and development. It is a shared hope of all guests that the China-Australia relations will develop in a sound and steady manner, and the friendly cooperation between China and South Australia will continue to deepen.


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