MFA Presenting Qinghai Province Held in Beijing
China in the New Era: Beautiful Qinghai, From the Origin of the Three Rivers to the World
Beautiful Qinghai is keeping pace with the world. In the afternoon of Nov. 26, 2019, guests and friends were gathered in Blue Hall of MFA in a warm atmosphere since the presenting of Qinghai Province by MFA with the theme of “Beautiful Qinghai, From the Origin of Three Rivers to the World” was grandly held. Mr. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of MFA, Mr. Wang Jianjun, Secretary of Qinghai Provincial CPC Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of Qinghai Provincial People's Congress attended event and delivered their speeches. Qi Yu, Secretary of CPC Committee of MFA also attended the event. Liu Ning, Vice Secretary of Qinghai Provincial CPC Committee and Governor of the People’s Government of Qinghai Province made the presentation.
The event is of significant importance to fully showcase the achievements on the socio-economic development of Qinghai since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 70 years, further expand the degree of reform and opening up, as well as enhance the influence of Qinghai Province. More than 500 attendees, including the diplomatic envoys from more than 140 countries, representatives of international organizations in China, representatives of the business community, Chinese and foreign experts, scholars and media reporters, etc. attended the event.
Wang Yi said in his speech: Qinghai Province, located on the “Roof of the World”, is a pure land where man and nature coexist harmoniously, and is performing a wonderful Chinese story about the interactive development between ecological environment and sustainable growth. Qinghai is a treasure trove of China's ecological resources, a highland of green development in China, and a strategic hub along the Silk Road Economic Belt. The great achievements by Qinghai is an epitome of China's development and revitalization, and a telling example of our success in promoting the modernization of governance. There are various models of governance and different paths to development in the world. We always believe that each country should be allowed to choose what suits its national realities best. China has made tremendous progress in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics. Whatever challenges may lie ahead, we will stay on this path with a strong resolve, which we believe over time will lead to an even more promising future.
He continued that, as 2019 draws to an end, in conducting China's diplomacy, we have looked beyond the changing landscape and worked actively to foster a community with a shared future for mankind. China will stand firmly for multilateralism and against unilateralism, for win-win cooperation, global partnership and an open world economy, and against all forms of hegemony and power politics. China will always be an anchor for human development and progress. In the year 2020, we are on track to realize the first centenary goal. Absolute poverty, which has haunted the nation for several thousand years, will soon become a thing of the past. It is also the year when China will complete the building of a moderately prosperous society. The MFA will present more central and western parts of China with a focus on the central tasks of poverty reduction, all-round development and modernizing governance. With this, we hope to help build an even stronger domestic economy and create greater opportunities for win-win cooperation between these provinces and the world.
Wang Jianjun said in his speech: President Xi Jinping advocates that we should persist in the path of peace and development, promote a community with a shared future for mankind, which draw a bright future for the world. Jointly construction of Belt and Road is an important way to build a community with a shared future for mankind. As an important hub along the Belt and Road, Qinghai looks forward to close contacts and cooperation with the world. Wang Jianjun delivered his speech with Four Name Cards. The first name card refers to the Origin of Three Rivers. Qinghai is named after its waters and is the origin of Three Rivers. It is also the region possessing the largest number of and the most concentrated waters in Asia. The source of living water in Qinghai has created the province, changed China, and influenced the world. We will go global with the name card of the Source of Three Rivers. The second name card refers to ecological barrier. The total value of ecological resources in Qinghai is CNY 18.39 trillion, and the annual ecological service value is CNY 730 billion. Sound ecological is the greatest beauty and ecological security. To build beautiful Qinghai, splendid China, and a magnificent world, we will go global with the name card of Ecological Barrier. The third name card refers to National Park. The pilot system of Sanjiangyuan National Park started a new era for the construction of national parks in China. The first National Park Forum has opened a window for Qinghai toward the country and the world. The National park takes roots from Qinghai, but belongs to China and the world. We will take the name card of National Park to go global. The fourth name card refers to Resources and Energy. Qinghai is a resource kingdom and an energy-rich place. Resources and energy are the future of Qinghai, China, and the world. We will go global with the name card of Resources and Energy. Wang Jianjun said: Standing on the plateau, we could see farther, we have never stopped moving towards world. Today's Qinghai has stood at a new starting point for development. We are looking forward to creating a better future with other countries.
Liu Ning made a novel and lively presenting for Qinghai. He said: Qinghai is China’s Water Tower, we are committed to environmental protection. We shall respect the authenticity and integrity of natural ecosystems, pay attention to and protect the natural ecology of the third pole of the earth, coordinate the management of landscapes, forests, fields, lakes and grass systems, and strive to achieve the synergy between natural ecological units and human social management units, between natural ecological carrying capacity and human development productivity. Qinghai is a field of hope, and we are devoted to green and high-quality development by accelerating the construction of demonstration province on five aspects including national parks, clean energy, green organic agricultural and livestock products, ethnic unity and progress and beautiful plateau towns and cities. Qinghai is promoting the structural transformation oriented by Four Economic Formations of ecology, circulation, digit and trans-regional development, upgrading the green development mode, and unswervingly following the path of green and high-quality development with Qinghai characteristics. Qinghai is a highland suitable for business, and we are committed to launching cooperation and creating win-win results. We are also endeavored to being integrated into major strategies such as the Belt and Road, ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin, expanding market access, optimizing the business environment, promoting the construction of credit systems, and creating business opportunities for people of insight to invest and start businesses. Qinghai is a harmonious homeland. We are committed to jointly build a symbiotic shared society. We firmly uphold the people-oriented development ideology, spare no effort to win the battle against poverty, focus on promoting the development of education, medical care and other undertakings, promote the harmonious coexistence of man and nature, national unity and harmony. Today’s Qinghai is deeply implementing Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, firmly implementing the new development concept, and constantly pushing forward various undertakings. We cordially welcome friends at home and abroad to meet at the beautiful Qinghai, which is the clan of the mountains and the source of waters, and join hands for a better future.
At the presenting site, Liu Ning also answered questions posed by Gunnar S. Gunnarsson, Iceland’s Ambassador to China, and Leela Mani Paudyal, Nepal’s Ambassador to China on how to deal with the relationship between eco-environmental protection and socio-economic development, Qinghai’s experience on poverty alleviation and cooperation potential between Qinghai and these two countries. Liu Ning said that Qinghai will build a national park demonstration province by adhering to the concept that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets. At the same time, Qinghai will deeply implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping's important speech during his visit to Nepal, expanding exchanges and cooperation in various fields including investment and consumption, industry and employment, exchanges and mutual learning, response to climate change and environmental protection.
The presenting video was played during the presenting event, Milan Bachevic, Serbian Ambassador to China, Sarah Serem, Kenyan Ambassador to China, and Jose Luis Bernal, Mexican Ambassador to China delivered speeches.
During the presenting, Wang Yi and Qi Yu from MFA and Wang Jianjun, Liu Ning and ambassadors who attended the presenting event visited themed exhibition of Qinghai, attended buffet dinner and exchanged their ideas.
Before the presenting, Wang Jianjun and Liu Ning had met Terry Branstad, American Ambassador to China. Ma Zhaoxu. Vice Minister of MFA hosted the presenting event and made a conclusion for the presenting. Li Jiexiang, Standing Committee Member of Qinghai Provincial CPC Committee and Executive Deputy Governor of the People’s Government delivered a speech.
Leaders from Qinghai Province, including Zhang Ximing, Yu Congle and Zhang Li attended the presenting event.