Dear the Former Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee Mr. Li Beihai, dear Vice-governor of Hubei Province Mr. Han Zhongxue, dear Chief Secretary of the Minister of Finance, Mr. Li Tietui, dear President of Home and Abroad News Press, Mrs. Wei Yan, dear foreign envoys and friends, ladies and gentlemen, good evening!
Today is a great day. We are gathering here to celebrate Home and Abroad News Press’ 13th Anniversary. This is a good timing, as the "Two National Congresses" have just concluded. The national congresses lasted for nine days and over six thousand proposals were submitted during the meetings. 2014 has been considered as the year of deepening comprehensive reform in China. The NPC members proposed excellent comments and suggestions on behalf of the Chinese people for China's further reform and development. The "Two National Congresses" not only touched the hearts of 1.3 billion Chinese people but also caught the attention of people from all around the world.
Home and Abroad News Press reporters provided full media coverage during the entire meetings this year. The team focused on many hot issues in the international and domestic societies and published a series of reports. Like Mr. Li Beihai just said, for the past 13 years, Home and Abroad News Press held its unshakable faith in innovation while being active in the international community, and it has made great efforts to bring a deep understanding about China to the world, at the same time, it has made Chinese people learn a lot from other countries. The results were a huge success. Given all achievements, Mrs. Wei Yan has won the “Presidential Award”, the “Royal Medal” and the “Honorary Citizen” of Las Vegas. For this, I wish to express my congratulations to the Home and Abroad News Press in promoting friendly relationship between Chinese people and the people all over the world and celebrate the remarkable achievements based on Home and Abroad News Press’ “Media Diplomacy”.
Today, in the 13th Anniversary Day of Home and Abroad News Press, we have so many ambassadors and foreign envoys joining together with us, which is a strong proof that China has friendly, harmonious relationship with other countries. After the National Congresses, we hope, China and other countries will strive for closer relations in the future. We also hope that Home and Abroad News Press takes this as a new starting point to further promote China's friendship with people all around the world, and make more contributions to the mutual understandings between China and the whole world. Thank you all!