SAFEA holds New Year reception for foreign experts

Updated: 2018-01-31

A New Year reception was organized by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) in Beijing on Jan 25.

SAFEA holds New Year reception for foreign experts

Zhang Jianguo speaks at the New Year reception.[photo/]

Zhang Jianguo, vice-minister of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and administrator of SAFEA, delivered a speech at the event. SAFEA officials, envoys from 11 countries and foreign experts from 39 countries and regions working in Beijing, as well as over 400 representatives of international organizations and seniors who contributed to personnel exchanges both at home and abroad, attended the reception.

SAFEA holds New Year reception for foreign experts

Foreign experts attended the New Year reception.[photo/]

Zhang extended a warm welcome to all guests, sincerely thanked them for their contributions and offered them the best wishes for the Chinese New Year.

He said that 2017 was a landmark year in the history of the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The 19th CPC National Congress was successfully held. The conference focused on the overall task of realizing socialist modernization and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, formulating a blueprint for future development.

The year 2018 marks the first year of fully implementing the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up policy. It is a crucial year for building a well-off society and implementing the 13th Five-Year Plan(2016-2020).

As a functional department of the Chinese government responsible for introducing foreign talents and intelligence, SAFEA will continue to push forward institutional reform, deepen the implementation of a more active, open and effective talent policy, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of foreigners in accordance with the law, and bring together more outstanding foreigners to help China's modernization.

Zhang said that he hopes more and more foreigners will act as civil ambassadors for exchanges and cooperation between China and foreign countries so that people around the world can deepen their understanding of China and enhance their friendship with the Chinese people.

SAFEA holds New Year reception for foreign experts
A foreign guest experience traditional Chinese culture.[photo/]

Before the reception, guests interacted with folk artists and experienced traditional Chinese culture.