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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Holds Briefing for 2017 "Love Knows No Border" International Charity Sale

2017/10/26

On October 26, 2017, the organizing committee of the 9th "Love Knows No Border" International Charity Sale held a briefing. Director of the Women's Work Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Counselor Liu Xia introduced the preparations for the charity sale. Director of Poverty Alleviation Office at the MFA Counselor Liu Kan briefed on the condition of Jinping County, Honghe Prefecture and Malipo County, Wenshan Prefecture in Yunnan Province, where the fund raised will be used.

Initiated by Mme. Qian Wei, wife of Foreign Minister Wang Yi, this international charity sale will be held at Beijing Workers' Stadium on October 29 with the theme of "Love Knows No Border-Building Healthy Villages in Yunnan". The event is hosted by the MFA and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), and co-organized by Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions and People's Government of Chaoyang District. Embassies of various countries and representative institutions of international organizations in China will attend upon invitation and some enterprises will participate in the event through donation. The fund raised will be used to build clinics for poverty-stricken areas in Jinping County and Malipo County in Yunnan via CFPA, so as to improve health care and medical conditions in the two areas, alleviate the inadequate medical services that bother local people and make contributions to targeted poverty reduction.

Friends of various circles are welcomed to attend the charity sale and share your love. Participants could enter the venue with tickets that day. You can buy tickets on the spot or on www.damai.cn or mobile.damai.cn at the fare of RMB 100 yuan per person. Children under 1.2m will be free of charge. All ticket income will be used to build clinics in the above-mentioned two counties in Yunnan Province.

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