Chinese Embassy in the FSM Celebrates the 61st Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China
In order to celebrate the 61st Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, H.E. ZHANG Weidong, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Federated States of Micronesia hosted a reception at China Star Restaurant in the evening of September 28, 2010. Attended were President Mori, Floor Leader Suka, Chairman Urusemal, Chairman Mori, Chairman Welly, Senator Aritos, Secretary Robert, Deputy Secretary Chigiyal, Secretary Perman, Secretary Skilling, Secretary Henry, Secretary Itimai, Public Auditor Heinrick, Director Yatilman; Mr. Mida, National Chief of Staff, and Mrs. Mida; Mr. Joseph, Pohnpei State Chief of Staff, and Mrs. Joseph; Former Governor David, Speaker Pelep and Mrs. Pelep, Chief Justice Rodriguez, Senator Walter, representatives from diplomatic corps, Chinese compatriots residing in Pohnpei, which all together amounted to more than 100 guests.
H.E. Ambassador ZHANG Weidong and Her Honorable Chigiyal, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs made their remarks separately.
Full text of H.E. Ambassador ZHANG's remarks is as following:
"Kaselehlie Main! Good evening!
Thank you all for joining us today on the coccasion of the 61st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of
61 years in the Chinese history of 5000 years is certainly very short and transitory. But this period of 61 years is a period of glory and success. In 61 years,
How come the miracle was achieved in such a short period of time? Summarizing our 61 years practice, we believe the most important reason is that
---We are persistent to the principle of independence and self-reliance.
---We keep pace with the times and pursue the opening and reform policy.
---We emphasize enhancing the abilities of administration and adhering to the principle of people-oriented.
---We are eager to learn from the good experience of other countries, but adapted to local situation and characteristics.
---We promote mutual respect and peaceful coexistence with other sovereign states and never seek hegemony.
While taking pride from the rapid growth and remarkable achievement, we are clear-headed about our place and role in today's world.
Recalling our great achievements, we will not forget the support from our friendly countries. Today, we have established diplomatic relationship with 171 countries, and the
--Seven months ago, we, the Chinese Embassy, the National Government and the State Government of Pohnpei, held jointly the handover ceremony of the
--Five months ago, we had the handover ceremony of the Kosrae High School Compound, which became a great celebration of parents and children. His Excellency Special Envoy Du Qiwen of
--Four months ago, His Excellency President Mori paid an official visit to
--Three months ago, the Chinese Chongqing Acrobatic Troup feasted the FSM people with the fascinated performances, showing the beauty, the strength and the flexibility of the Chinese young Acrobatic artists. And the Guangdong Delegation came to visit the FSM soon after.
---One month ago, His Honorable Vice President Alik headed the FSM delegation consisted of many cabinet members and senators of the FSM and leaders from all of the four states to host the FSM National Day at the Shanghai World Expo. The wonderful unique bamboo and stick dances performed by the artists from
--Four weeks ago, Chinese agricultural technicians arrived in Pohnpei to start the 7th phase of the China-aided Pilot Farm in the FSM. All the five experts are here with us. They are: Mr. RUAN Wanhui, Head of the Group, Mr. TANG Liangcheng, Mr. XIANG Zemin, Mr. WANG Daming and Mr. LIU Qizhong. Let's welcome them and thank them for the contribution to the agricultural cooperation between our two countries.
---Two weeks ago, Honorable Secretary Skilling and Deputy Secretary Chigiyal headed a delegation to visit
---One week ago, five Chinese films were shown in four days in Pohnpei Cinema and attracted hundreds of audience and were greatly welcomed by the public.
---Next month, the
-- This year, the Chinese Government scholarship has been granted to another 13 FSM students and a total of 20 people have participated in various human resources training programs in
--This year is the second year for the Chinese teacher, Mr. Chen, who has been doing very well in the COM and who will show his talents later this evening.
--This year is also the second year for the five Chinese doctors who have been providing expertise and services to the Chuukese people and cured hundreds, some cases are well known not only in
---This year, we will continue to discuss some new projects of bilateral cooperation and exchanges between our two countries, some of which have been under serious consultation and will be decided upon. They will definitely bring more benefits to the people of the FSM and enhance our friendship.
I've learned just now that a new organization relevant to China and the FSM was established and approved by the FSM Supreme Court yesterday. That is the Micronesia-China Friendship Assiciation, with Her Excellency First Lady Mori as the honorary President, His Excellency former President Haglegam as the President and Mr. Soumwei as the Vice President. This is really a good news in time. Congratulations and we wish you success in your work.
Ladies and gentlemen, the current world is undergoing profound changes. The world is in the process of recovering from the economic recession but we are still in rough waters. Global economic recession, poverty reduction, environment protection, climate change remain the common challenges afflicting the human race. It is only through mutual cooperation that we could finally overcome this hard time.
On this occasion, while I am proud of my nation's progress in the past 61 years, I feel more accountable to my nation's further prospect and stronger relations with the
I am confident that we will continue to make utmost efforts to promote the mutual understandings and wider cooperation between our two countries and two peoples and work together to build a prosperous and harmonious world for our children. Our goal must be realized and our goal will surely be realized.
Now I would like to propose a toast:
To the continued prosperity of
To the growing friendship between
To the health and happiness of everyone present,