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Address by H.E. Ambassador Song Zhe at the Reception for the 62nd Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China
22 September, 2011
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good evening! On behalf of the Chinese Mission to the EU and the Chinese Embassy in Belgium, I warmly welcome you on the 62nd Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
This year, we witnessed some major and profound changes in international politics and world economy. We’ve seen disturbances in some regions and after-effects of the financial crisis. Despite such externalities, China carried on with its reform and opening up and made harder effort towards balanced, coordinated and sustainable development. Political stability and economic growth have been maintained. People’s income is growing. Social infrastructure is improving. Fiscal revenue increased by 30.9% in the first eight months. China’s GDP was up by 9.6% in the first half of the year, and 6.55 million new jobs were created.
However the world changes, China remains committed to peaceful development. This commitment was solemnly reaffirmed in a recently released white paper. Peaceful development is a unique path, a path newly explored by China, the world’s largest developing country. It has become the will of state. It’s enshrined in the national strategy. It’s already been put in practice. This year, China continued to promote friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation with our partners. We’ve been actively involved in global economic governance, financial cooperation, macroeconomic policy coordination, and the reform of international financial institutions. For countries that are caught in difficulties, China offered its assistance through various forms, making an important contribution to the stability and growth of the world economy.
Thanks to our common effort over more than three decades, China and the EU have established a broad, all-directional, and multi-tiered cooperation structure that constantly grows and consolidates with new breakthroughs. This year, President Van Rompuy of the European Council paid his first official visit to China, where the two sides reached important agreements on furthering our cooperation through coordinating China’s 12th Five Year Plan and Europe’s 2020 Strategy. The second China-EU High-Level Strategic Dialogue and the EU-China Year of Youth also record great success. Our trade was up by 21.8% in the first eight months, while two-way investment and technological cooperation kept growing at a fast speed. In the remainder of the year, we’ll work closely with the EU partners to make sure that the upcoming 14th China-EU Summit and 4th High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) will conclude with strong impetus to promote our relations to a new height.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
A growing China-EU relationship serves our mutual interest, but at the same time requires our input and support. I sincerely hope that everyone here tonight will render your support and become envoys of our friendship and contributors to our cooperation.
Now, I wish to propose a toast:
To the 62nd anniversary of the People’s Republic of China,
To the prosperity and the welfare of our peoples,
To our friendship and cooperation, and
To the health and happiness of all,