|Reception Hosted by Ambassador Wang Guangya and His Wife for Photographic Exhibition of "Towers of Himalayas"|
|(7 December 2004)|
Photographic exhibition of "Chinese Historical Relics - Towers of Himalayas" has been inaugurated at the United Nations and it will be open from December 6 to 17. On December 7, Ambassador Wang Guangya, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, and his wife hosted a reception in honor of the exhibition. Permanent Representatives of many countries were present at the reception, including those from Germany, Russia, Japan, Bangladesh, Algeria, Brunei and Viet Nam. More than 100 other guests were also at the reception, including U.N. Under-Secretary-General Mr. Tharoor, Chinese U.N. employees, and friends from the American cultural, commercial and other circles. Ambassador Wang and French Photographer Ms. Frederique Darragon delivered speeches respectively at the reception.
The exhibition was co-sponsored by the U.N. Book Club and Ms. Frederique Darragon. The exhibition shows works of ancient towers taken in Sichuan Province by Ms. Darragon and other photographers including Lu Hailin, Lan Yong, Sun Lei, Han Yuanhua and Kenzo Okawa.