China Celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Republic
04 October, 2012
China Celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Republic

On September 28, at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, the Embassy of China in Georgia organized the celebration party dedicated to the 63rd anniversary of founding the People’s Republic of China. As usual, it was held with pomp and circumstance, abounding with distinguished guests from the diplomatic corps, as well as Georgian officials and other public figures. 

Traditionally, two anthems of both countries were performed by the Georgian team of singers. After that, the ambassador’s spouse declared the official ceremony opened. The

Chinese Ambassador to Georgia Mr. Chen Jianfu stated that officially this celebration is marked on September 30 (but the day happened to be Sunday). “Actually, China’s development during the past 63 years can be summarized in one sentence: China has made great achievements, but met a lot of problems at the same time. It is moving on the way of Socialism with Chinese features. China has become the 2nd largest economy in the world, with a foreign exchange reserve over 3 trillion dollars. Therefore, China has the ability to maintain economic development steadily and also contribute to the global economy.” H.E. Mr. Ambassador added that his homeland is still a developing country, reportedly with GDP per capita of only 5400 dollars, ranking 90th in the world, where there are still 130 million impoverished people. Therefore, he said that a lot of reforms are needed, “keeping on peace, cooperation and mutually beneficial links with other countries.”

Mr. Jianfu recalled that lately, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Georgia. “However, friendship and cooperation between China and Georgian goes back to over one thousand years,” he said, explaining that  “Georgian wine on the ancient Silk Road and Chinese tea on the coast of the Black Sea are the most obvious examples of contacts and mutual benefit between our two countries. After the independence of Georgia, traditional friendship between China and Georgia deepened and the cooperation between the two countries in every area improved. Last year, China became the 4th largest trade partner of Georgia with the trade turnover of nearly 800 million dollars, which is 200 times more than 20 years ago, when China had just established diplomatic ties with Georgia. Last year, China imported about 600 thousand bottles of Georgian wine and the figure is rapidly growing this year. Chinese enterprises are actively engaged in different areas, such as building an infrastructure in Georgia.” According to the ambassador, in less than two years, a number of big projects have been completed, creating thousands of jobs for Georgian people.

Later on, Mr. Chen Jianfu spoke about the cultural exchange. “Both, China and Georgia respect each other’s history and have appreciation of each other’s culture,” he said. “Youth from both countries are working hard to learn Georgian and Chinese languages. The first 10 Chinese volunteer teachers are about to arrive in Georgia. Together with the Confucius Institute of Tbilisi Free University, they will train more talents in order to promote bilateral friendly exchange. Furthermore, to allow more Georgian students to study in China, we will add more quotas for the Chinese Government Scholarship. All said examples prove that peoples of our countries benefit most from the friendly contacts between China and Georgia. In conclusion, I hope that with more joint effort and practical work, ordinary people of both countries will gain more benefit.”

In the end, the Chinese Ambassador wished Georgia peace, stability and development after the October 1 Parliamentary Elections. He congratulated the Chinese people with the Mid-Autumn Festival, a celebration of good harvest and family reunion, and pronounced the toast to the long-lasting Chinese-Georgian friendship. The non-official part of the event was also very interesting, confirming  close links between the two countries – the embassy offered delicious dishes of both Chinese and Georgian cuisines.

Other Stories
What makes Georgian fashion distinctive?
Georgian fashion and designers is becoming more and more recognizable, but what makes them unique?
NDI: Majority of Georgians support EU, NATO membership
Recent poll results released by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and CRRC Georgia revealed that the majority of respondents approve of the Government’s goal for Georgia to become a member of the European Union (EU) and NATO.
NDI: Majority of Georgians say no political party is “closest to them”
The U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) has today released the results of its public opinion survey. According to the survey, majority of the respondents say “no political party” is “closest to them”.
Human Rights Watch: Impunity for abuse by law enforcement officials remaines a persistent problem in Georgia
Impunity for abuse by law enforcement officials remained a persistent problem, - reads the Human Rights Watch Report 2020.
HRW 2020 report: media landscape shaken, labour law still not sufficiently regulated in Georgia
Human Rights Watch has published its 2020 report. The report includes information about media, judicial and political environment in Georgia.
British Ambassador congratulates Georgian people on Kalanda
British Ambassador to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith congratulates Georgian people on Kalanda - Old style New Year.
Civil Aviation Agency calls on airlines registered in Georgia to refrain from using the airspace of Iran and Iraq
Georgia's Civil Aviation Agency calls on airlines registered in Georgia to refrain from using the airspace of Iran and Iraq
Georgia celebrates orthodox Christmas
Christmas in Georgia and in the Orthodox Christian countries is celebrated on the 7th of January. Part of the celebration is traditional Alilo March.
Mayor Kakha Kaladze switches on Christmas Tree in Tbilisi
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze opened main Christmas tree in Tbilisi on the 25th of December. The tree was made in Milan and costs 304 848 Euros.
Pope Francis invites Georgian Patriarch Ilia II to Vatican
Pope Francis has sent a letter to Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and commemorated the Patriarch's hospitality during his visit to Georgia three years ago.
Death of 15 years old Luka Siradze sparks controversies in Georgia
Opposition parties have issued a joint statement expressing their condolences over the death of 15 years old Luka Siradze.
Premiere of the film “And then we danced” to be held amid possible unrest
The premiere of the 2019 Swedish-Georgian drama film - And Then We Danced, directed by Levan Akin, is scheduled to be held at Tbilisi and Batumi cinemas today.
Explosion after Possible gas leak in Tbilisi
A natural gas leak is the suspected cause of an explosion that destroyed the part of a multi-storey residential building on Guramishvili Avenue in Tbilisi.
Exclusive interview with Gail Elliott
The name of Gail Elliott is known to anyone. She was among supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Claudia Schiffer in the 1990s.
Mountaineer and pioneer: Nick Erkomaishvili
In 1989 Nick Erkomaishvili and some friends agreed to guide a group of Swiss climbers to Mount Kazbek. This encounter led them to become the first Georgian tour operators. And they founded the one and only Georgian Mountain Guide School.
Police in Tbilisi detain 11 for child pornography
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has arrested 11 members of a criminal group on the charges of child trafficking and pornography.
“She had schizophrenia” – Mother of the perpetrator of the 3-year-old boy speaks out
On the 27th of August in Tbilisi an unknown woman suddenly approached to a three-year-old boy, walking with his parents and sister, and harmed his face with sharp instrument and escaped.
Dead woman found in Tbilisi
In Tbilisi suburb called Temka dead woman is found. According to unofficial information, the fire brigade was called by the neighbors.
Nik West and Niko Kandelaki publish their wedding video
Famous American singer Nik West and Georgian Niko Kandelaki got married on the 11th of May but have only just published pictures and video about their wedding.
16-year-old dies due to reanimobile technical problems
16-year-old boy, Luka Popkhadze, whose health condition worsened due to reanimobile ambulance vehicle technical problems, has died. He was in a coma for 41 days.
Crashes and explosions heard on the Rustaveli Avenue
Crashes and explosions heard on the Rustaveli Avenue,
3 year old child, stabbed by passer-by in Tbilisi, to be discharged from clinic today
The 3 years old child, who was stabbed by a passer-by, will be discharged from Zhvania Clinic today,
After ten days of filming Fast&Furious, Tbilisi citizens have something to joke about
Filming of The Fast and the Furious 10 was started on the 18th of August in Georgia (It will take part in two cities – Tbilisi and Rustavi) and will last until the 20th of September.
Guram Sudadze’s Georgian hand made cars
There are people who make cars in their garages all around the world and Georgia is no exception.
Georgian wine company “20%” against Russian occupation
Ana Gabriadze and Nika Markozashvili are Georgian entrepreneurs living in the village of Ditsi near the occupation line.
GEL Exchange Rate
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
January 2020
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31