Day 2

The second day of the Preparatory Seminar was marked with highly interesting speeches and inspiring Guests. For Insight China, the day began with the Speech of the Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland, his excellency Geng Wenbing.

The Chinese Ambassador talked about the history and evolution of China, by highlighting the developments of China since the Opening up, when China has entered a new era. The Communist Party of China (CPC) came into being in 1921, and in 1949 the People’s Republic of China was established. To mark the 100th anniversaries of these two important dates, the CPC set goals that are to be met by 2021 and 2049.

By 2021, the goal is to “build a moderately prosperous society in all respects”. This essentially means making sure that China’s development improves the lives of all its people, particularly those who are below or near the country’s poverty line.

By 2049, the centenary of the People’s Republic of China, the goal is to “build a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious”.

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