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Chinese Embassy in India

On November 6, the awarding ceremony of the “Prize Competition: China 101” was held in Chinese Embassy in India. H.E. Mr. Hua Junduo, Chinese Ambassador to India, Mr. Yang Linhai, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, H.E. Ms. Nimla Deshpande and H.E. Mr. Arvind Sharma, Members of Parliament of India and Mr. J. P. Agarwal, President of the India-China Society were present at the ceremony and awarded prizes to the winners. More than 200 prize winners of the competition attended the ceremony, some of whom came by train. The atmosphere of the function was solemn and ardent.

Ambassador Hua expressed warm congratulations to the winners. He pointed out that Internet provided convenient way for the two peoples of China and India to understand and interact with each other in culture. He hoped that the two peoples could have more interactions on the Internet like visiting relatives. Meanwhile, he pointed it out that only interactions on the Internet were far from enough. He hoped Indian people could have opportunities to visit China.

Ms. Nirmala Deshpande spoke highly of the competition in her speech and called for more exchanges between the two peoples. Mr. Arvind Sharma and Mr. J.P. Agarwal respectively reviewed the China-India friendly ties in recent years in their speeches and thanked the Chinese Embassy for its organization of the competition which was of far-reaching importance. They hoped that through Internet more Indians, youngsters in particular, could know more about China, the great neighbour of India, wishing the friendship between the two peoples could last forever.

The First Prize winner Miss Zeda Nasim, who was from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, delivered a speech on behalf of the prize winners. She said that this competition provided a new way for them to understand Chinese culture. They got much new information about China and benefit a great deal by participating in the competition. They hoped that more similar activities could be organized by the Embassy.

The competition in India was launched in the middle of September through various channels like Internet, the website of the Embassy, rallies and interviews, etc. Several hundreds of answering sheets were received at the closing date of October 31. The participants included civil servants, friendly personages, clerks, college and middle school teachers, students and even housewives aging from 8 to 80s who were from Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, the Madhya Pradesh and many other Indian regions.

 source : http://in.china-embassy.org/eng/wh/t169944.htm

Comments

  1. Don says:

    Here’s an interesting breakthru news:

    From Source: Yahoo! News – July 27, 2009

    TAIWAN, CHINA LEADERS EXCHANGE lST DIRECT MESSAGES

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – The presidents of Taiwan and China exchanged direct messages for the first time Monday since the two sides split 60 years ago —the latest sign of their warming relations.

    According to a Nationalist Party statement, Chinese President Hu Jintao congratulated Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on his election Sunday as party chairman, and told Ma he hopes his Chinese Communist Party can work with Ma’s Nationalist Party in the best interest of both sides.

    “I hope both our parties can continue to promote peaceful development in cross-strait relations, and help bolster mutual trust between the two sides in political affairs,” Hu’s telegram said.

    In return, Ma called for both sides to work on peace.

    “We should continue efforts to consolidate peace in the Taiwan Strait and rebuild regional stability,” Ma said.

    Taiwan and China usually communicate through semiofficial channels, with Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation talking with its Chinese counterpart, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait. The Straits Exchange Foundation is partly funded by the Taiwanese government.

    While Ma’s telegram addressed Hu as the Communist Party’s general secretary, Hu simply called the Taiwanese leader “Mr. Ma,” in an apparent attempt to avoid touching upon the sensitive Taiwan sovereignty issue.

    Taiwan and China split amid civil war in 1949, but Beijing continues to claim the island as party of its territory. China is determined to bring Taiwan back into its fold, by persuasion if possible, by force if necessary.

    Since Ma’s election last May, however, relations have improved. Under Ma, the two sides have resumed high-level dialogues and forged closer trade relations.

    Ma has helped facilitate direct regular air and sea links between the sides and allowed Chinese companies to invest on the island.

    Hu and Ma previously exchanged telegrams directly once in 2005, when Ma was elected opposition chairman

  2. ycl1688 says:

    Because of ‘ism’ too many lives were sacrificed and families were torn apart, yet the taiwan strait is only 100 miles apart ! What a tragedy in Chinese history.

  3. Brendon says:

    The saying “BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER” is so true when applied here on:
    TAIWAN, CHINA LEADERS EXCHANGE lST DIRECT MESSAGES

    Whatever the differences in beliefs be, whatever the political party affiliations be, there is always room for coordination and improvement; and scope to reaching a common goal on engagement, development and unity towards a bigger picture that will bring about a peaceful co-existence and cooperation to peoples from both sides of the Taiwan Strait, but also to bring regional peace in Asia and more importantly to the whole world at large.

    This breakthrough, which forms the “centre-stage” for Chinese worldwide as one of the first baby steps, should be looked at with open minds of a moving trend of partnership for peace.