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A few days ago, the 2021 Wuxi International Cherry Blossom Festival and the 34th Anniversary of the Sino-Japanese Cherry Blossom Friendship Forest was grandly held by Taihu Lake. Huang Qin, Secretary of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee, met with consuls general of Japan, Germany, Denmark, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Indonesia and New Zealand in Shanghai. Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Lin Songtian, President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Bai Suning, President of the Jiangsu Provincial Friendship Association, and Du Xiaogang, Mayor of Wuxi, delivered speeches at the opening ceremony. Shinhatsu Tatoyo, President of the Association of Sino-Japanese Cherry Blossom Friendship Forest, delivered a speech through video. Fei Shaoyun, Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, Yang Liqun, Deputy Director of the Department of Publicity of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Director of the Information Office of the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, Sun Shangwu, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Daily Information Co (CDIC), Chua Teng Hoe, Consul General of Singapore in Shanghai, leading officials of Wuxi Mr. Xu Yiping, Mr. Zhou Minwei, Mr. Lu Zhijian, Mr. Cao Jiazhong and Mr. Wang Guozhong, Wang Xinan, President of the Wuxi Municipal Friendship Association, and Zhang Lijun, Secretary General of the Wuxi Municipal People’s Government, attended the event. Zhou Changqing, Vice Mayor of Wuxi, presided over the opening ceremony.
Huang Qin welcomed the distinguished guests, thanked them for their contributions to promoting international friendly exchanges and cooperation and promoting Wuxi’s economic and social development for a long time and briefly introduced Wuxi’s economic and social development in recent years, as well as the unforgettable efforts made by Wuxi and its international sister cities and friendly organizations during the pandemic period.
At the opening ceremony, the overseas social media and fans event of "Go Jiangsu - Turtle-Head Peninsula Romantic Cherry Blossom Tour", a external publicity brand event jointly sponsored by the Information Office of the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government and China Daily, was officially launched.
At the opening ceremony of the 2021 Wuxi International Cherry Blossom Festival, 46 projects were signed, involving friendship organizations, non-governmental friendship groups, sister schools and economic and trade cooperation of international cherry blossom cities. During the event, a series of economic, trade and cultural exchanges and tourist activities such as the Sino-Japanese Business Cooperation Symposium, the Convention and Exhibition Destination Construction Conference under the new development pattern, the 10th Handmade Paper World Scenery Photography Exhibition and the 1st Wuxi Sino-Japanese Folk Painting and Calligraphy Art Exchange Exhibition and the walking event in cherry blossom forest with Chinese and overseas friends will be held in succession. Foreign friends from Bolivia, Italy, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries were invited to appreciate the romantic cherry blossoms in Wuxi. (Photo/Wuxi Daily)