Representative officials from Xiamen and Singapore attend the reception in celebration of the country's 53rd National Day on Aug 18. [Photo/ fo.xm.gov.cn]
The Singapore Consulate General in Xiamen held a reception on Aug 18 in celebration of the country's 53rd National Day, which falls on Aug 9.
Han Jingyi, vice mayor of Xiamen, delivered a speech on behalf of the city, noting the progress of the friendly relations between Xiamen and Singapore, as well as the contributions made by a number of well-known companies from Singapore to the city's construction over the past four decades since the implementation of China’s reform and opening-up policy.
Stanley Loh, Singapore's ambassador to China, extended his hope for both sides to take advantage of the Belt and Road Initiative for further and deeper cooperation.
With the theme of this year's National Day being "We are Singapore", the reception featured a picture exhibition on Singapore's diverse culture organized by the Consulate General, who also invited the chorus of the Xiamen Enterprises and Entrepreneurs Association to give a performance on the day.
The newly appointed director of the Xiamen office of Korea Trade-investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Jung Sung-hwa, visited the Chinese city's Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office Aug 8.
The 2018 Xiamen Taiwan Teenagers Camp took place in the city on the coast of the Chinese mainland on July 14 with the aim of reinforcing the understanding of traditional Chinese culture.