A celebration of friendship between China and Philippines through Photo Exhibition on China-Philippines Cooperation Achievements was held at AUF Sports and Cultural Center, Angeles University Foundation Main Campus in Angeles City, Pampanga on Friday.
The said exhibit dubbed as “Friendship Bridge Span Millenia, China-Philippines Friendship Remains Ever Stronger” was organized by the Chinese Embassy in Manila and the Federation of Fil-Chinese Association of The Philippines Foundation, Inc. (FFCAP).
It is a selection of pictures reflecting the most significant moments of high level exchanges, trade and economic cooperation, and anti-pandemic cooperation between both countries, which vibrantly shows the millennium friendship of China and the Philippines as good neighbors, friends and trusted partners.
It was graced by Ambassador Huang Xilian of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of the Philippines; Minister Counselor Yang Guoliang; Counselor Xie Yonghui; Counselor Xiong Sheng; Secretary Jacinto V. Paras, Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs; former Congressman Harry Angping; Joseph Emmanuel L. Angeles, Angeles University Foundation/President and President Yang Huahong of the Federation of Fil-Chinese Association of The Philippines Foundation.
The event highlighted the friendly cooperation between China and the Philippines and accomplishments achieved in pursuit of common development and progress in the the past 6 years.
This includes the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge, The Sino-Philippine Agricultural Technology Center in Nueva Ecija, the Philippines GNPK 4135MW coal fired power plant in Mindanao.
The memorable occasion was also attended by embassy personnel, employees of Chinese enterprises in the Philippines, members of the Chinese community, teachers and students of the Confucius Institute at Angeles University, local Chinese teachers and students from the Chinese language program of the Philippine Ministry of Education.
Aside of the photo exhibition, audiences enjoyed watching the product and service exhibition of eight Chinese enterprises in the Philippines.
The VIPs were welcomed with a performance song by the University Art Troupe.
“In the future, China is ready to continue to work with the Philippine side to adhere to good neighborliness and friendship, deepen practical cooperation and further advance the comprehensive strategic cooperative relationship between the two countries, as to bring more benefits to the two peoples,” Ambassador Huang Xilian said.
Part of the event was the ceremonial donations of products to universities by Chinese enterprises in the Philippines wherein Guo Zhi, COO of Huawei Philippines, and Zhang Chaohao, CMO of ZTE Philippines donated two television sets and ten mobile phones to the Angeles University Foundation witnessed by Ambassador Huang and Minister Counselor Guoliang and Sec. Paras.
The VIPs had the chance to watch the product and service exhibition of Chinese-funded enterprises in the Philippines.
After the photo and product service exhibition, the VIP guests moved to the next activity, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the refurbishment and completion of the Confucius Institute at the University of Angeles which is 300 meters away from Angeles University Foundation.
Again, Ambassador Huang and the rest VIPs led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Refurbishment and Inauguration of the Confucius Institute at Angeles University held in front of the Confucius statue in Little Garden.
The CI-AUF is a non-profit educational organization, who devote themselves in satisfying the needs and demands of the global world to learn the Chinese language and to enhance the understanding of the Chinese arts and culture.
They also visited the library and office of the Confucius Institute before they proceeded to the “Arroyo Memorial Hall” at Angeles University for photo opportunity.