Celebrating the 74th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China: A Night to Remember in Brussels
On the evening of Monday, 25th September 2023, the Tangla Hotel Brussels located at Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 5, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, was ablaze with the colours of China as dignitaries, diplomats, and guests gathered to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The event, hosted by H.E. Mr. Fu Cong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, and H.E. Mr. Cao Zhongming, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium, was a spectacular showcase of Chinese culture, history, and diplomacy.
As the sun dipped below the Brussels skyline, the Tangla Hotel’s grand ballroom was transformed into a mesmerizing tapestry of Chinese aesthetics. Traditional lanterns and elegant Chinese calligraphy adorned the room, setting the stage for an evening that would transport guests to the heart of China.
The event was not only a celebration of the anniversary of the People’s Republic of China but also a testament to the deepening ties between China and the European Union.
Ambassadors Fu Cong and Cao Zhongming, two distinguished diplomats, welcomed guests from various sectors, including politics, business, academia, and the arts. Their presence underscored the importance of the diplomatic relationship between China and the European Union and China’s commitment to strengthening these bonds.
Throughout the evening, guests were treated to a sensory journey through Chinese culture. A delightful array of Chinese cuisine, including dumplings, Peking duck, and Sichuan delicacies, was served, tantalizing taste buds and offering a glimpse into the diverse flavours of China.
The cultural program that unfolded during the reception was nothing short of enchanting. Children performed showcased traditional Chinese music.Advertisement
In his address to the guests, Ambassador Fu Cong highlighted the strong and multifaceted relationship between China and the European Union. He emphasized the importance of cooperation on issues such as climate change, trade, and global governance. He also spoke of the cultural exchanges that play a vital role in fostering mutual understanding between nations.
Ambassador Cao Zhongming echoed these sentiments, stressing the significance of China’s relationship with Belgium and the European Union. He praised the rich cultural ties between China and Belgium, exemplified by the numerous cultural events, exhibitions, and academic exchanges that have taken place in recent years.
The event also offered an opportunity for guests to engage in meaningful conversations and networking. Diverse individuals, including diplomats, business leaders, scholars, and artists, came together, fostering connections that have the potential to drive future collaborations between China and Europe.
As the night drew to a close, guests left the Tangla Hotel Brussels with a deeper appreciation of China’s rich history, culture, and diplomatic engagement. The 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was not just a celebration; it was a bridge connecting nations, cultures, and ideas.
In the heart of Brussels, on a memorable September evening, the reception hosted by Ambassador Fu Cong and Ambassador Cao Zhongming was a testament to the enduring friendship between China, the European Union, and Belgium. It was a night to remember, reminding us of the importance of building bridges and fostering understanding among nations in an increasingly interconnected world.
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