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UN marks 15th Chinese Language Day with unveiling of exhibition

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UN marks 15th Chinese Language Day with unveiling of exhibition
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UN marks 15th Chinese Language Day with unveiling of exhibition

2024-04-21 15:28 Last Updated At:15:37

The United Nations marked its 15th Chinese Language Day on Friday at its headquarters in New York, with the unveiling of an exhibition on Chinese characteristics.

The exhibition is part of this year's Chinese Language Day celebrations by the world body.

Jointly hosted by Permanent Mission of China to the UN, the Nanjing Municipal People's government, the Chinese Language Division of the UN General Assembly and the UN Chinese Book Club, the exhibition was attended by Permanent Representative of China to the UN Fu Cong and President of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly Dennis Francis.

In his speech, Francis noted that the Chinese language, with its thousands of years of history, represents China's cultural heritage and embodies harmony and coexistence that is in the heart of Chinese culture.

""With its deep-rooted commitment to the multilateral formula, drawing upon its ancient philosophy of seeking harmony and coexistence, China stands at the forefront of cooperative global action to mobilize a new diagnosis for multilateralism as a vehicle for resolving existing global challenges," he said.

About 180 guests attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, where they experienced traditional Chinese culture, including movable-type printing process, tea ceremony and calligraphy, and enjoyed traditional Chinese music performances.

On Thursday, the UN Chinese Book Club organized a panel discussion on Chinese music and language translation, aiming to promote the Chinese language and cultural exchanges through music.

The UN Chinese Language Day is observed on April 20 every year since 2010, celebrating the language's contribution to the world while encouraging more people to learn it.

April 20 marks the Guyu, Grain Rain or "Rain of Millet" in Chinese. The Guyu is sixth of the 24 solar terms on the traditional lunar calendar, the day when farmers start sowing.

It is also the day to pay tribute to Cangjie, an imaginary figure in traditional Chinese lore regarded as the inventor of Chinese characters. Legend has it that when he invented the characters, the gods and ghosts cried and the sky rained millet.

UN marks 15th Chinese Language Day with unveiling of exhibition

UN marks 15th Chinese Language Day with unveiling of exhibition

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Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon offer free healthcare services to locals

2024-05-24 17:57 Last Updated At:18:37

Chinese medical contingent of the 22nd peacekeeping mission to Lebanon on Thursday offered free health care services to people living in the southern border area at the invitation of UNIFIL's Sector East Command.

Chinese peacekeepers visited a village located less than five kilometers to the Lebanon-Israel border. Villagers there have long suffered from a lack of medical resources, and the ongoing conflict escalation between Lebanon and Israel is exacerbating this situation.

In response to the invitation, the medical contingent immediately dispatched a team of 12 medical staff members, equipped with various instruments and more than 10 categories of drugs, to provide free medical examinations and treatment to villagers.

"We not only provided local villagers with physical examinations, medical treatments, and professional health consulting services, but also offered free medications to patients. In the future, we will regularly organize charity clinics, medical outreach programs and other activities to make our utmost effort in helping ease the difficulty of getting medical care for the local people," said Zhu Mingliang, a member of medical contingent of China's 22nd batch of peacekeeping team to Lebanon.

To address the health care challenges faced by villagers with limited mobility, the medical team specifically formed a mobile clinic group to provide medical services at their doorsteps.

"We thank the Chinese medical team for their selfless help to the villagers. You have provided such professional and thoughtful medical services, effectively alleviating their pain and burden. Thank you to our friendly Chinese doctors," said the village leader.

Since its deployment in last December, the Chinese medical contingent has not only performed various peacekeeping tasks but also actively engaged in humanitarian assistance activities, including charity clinics and donations, receiving wide acclaim from the locals.

Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon offer free healthcare services to locals

Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon offer free healthcare services to locals

Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon offer free healthcare services to locals

Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon offer free healthcare services to locals

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