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Municipal government hosts reception for foreign envoys in China

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On the night of October 25, the Beijing Municipal People's Government hosted a reception for foreign envoys in China at New Shougang High-end Industry Service Zone, with the participation of envoys of more than 110 countries in China and couples of representatives of international organizations in China. Chen Jining, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and Mayor of the Beijing Municipal People's Government attended and addressed the reception.
Chen expressed his heartfelt thanks to foreign embassies in China and international organizations for their permanent attention and support to Beijing's construction and development. This year marks the beginning of the implementation of the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, as well as the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up, said him. Guided by Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, Beijing has advanced the work of eliminating non-capital functions, stabilizing economic growth, promoting the reform, adjusting the structure and benefiting the people's livelihood in a coordinated way. Beijing's economy and society have improved steadily. We have focused on reforming and optimizing business environment, and built international first-class business environment and highland with legalization, internationalization and facilitation as orientation; have advanced all-round opening, implemented a more active opening-up strategy, and kept improving the capacity of Beijing's financial industry for opening to the outside world; and made all-out efforts to advance the preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, to lay a solid foundation for achieving the goal of hosting an "wonderful, extraordinary and outstanding" Olympic Games. Currently, Beijing is entering a new stage of high-quality, transformational and innovative development. New Shougang Park, developed from an old industrial zone with a history of centuries, will be built into a new landmark showcasing urban rejuvenation. He hoped that foreign envoys would continue to support the construction and development of Beijing, pledging that Beijing would provide stronger support to create better working and living environment for them.
On behalf of foreign envoys in China, Andrei Denisov, Russian Ambassador to China delivered an address in Chinese. He congratulated Beijing on its remarkable economic and social achievements, thanked Beijing for creating such a harmonious working atmosphere for them, and added that diplomatic missions would continue to promote the friendship and cooperation between foreign cities and Beijing.
Leaders of relevant departments of the central government and Beijing's municipal leaders, including Qian Hongshan, Qin Gang, Du Feijin, Sui Zhenjiang and Yang Yiwen attended the reception along with Jin Wei, Secretary General of the Beijing Municipal People's Government and Han Zirong, Secretary General of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Source: Beijing Foreign Affairs Office
Date: 2018-10-31