Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Quan at the Farewell Reception for the Surinamese Recipients for Chinese Government Scholarship
Ms. Natasia Bennanon, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture,
Distinguished guests, Dear students, Ladies and gentlemen,
Today, I am very delighted to host this reception for the Surinamese students who are going to study in China. I'd like to express the warmest congratulations to all students, and my sincere thanks to the officials of Ministry of Education, for your continuous engagement in the China-Suriname educational cooperation.
China is a country worth of your exploring and learning. China is one of the birthplaces of human civilization. China has a vast territory and a 5000-year long history, with profound civilization and deep-rooted culture. Nowadays, China is developing rapidly and vigorously. Adopting reform and opening-up policy 40 years ago, China has become the world's second largest economy. China now is one of the strongest driving power for the world economy. China has made great achievement in Scientific and technological advancement, which has contributed 57.5% to China's economic growth last year. You will have opportunities to experience the most advanced high-speed railway system, the most convenient online shopping and environment-friendly shared bikes in China. However, China is still the largest developing country and we are confronted with heavy task to eradicate poverty. We are still on the way of development.