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2024 China-Tanzania Culture and Tourism Year opens in Beijing

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2024 China-Tanzania Culture and Tourism Year opens in Beijing

2024-05-19 19:15 Last Updated At:21:27

China and Tanzania have launched the "Culture and Tourism Year" project in Beijing, which is expected to hold a great variety of dazzling performances and promotional events to deepen ties and boost exchanges between the two countries.

Tanzanians in Beijing delivered traditional dance and drum performances, while Chinese performers also staged fascinating shows, as China welcomed both the Foreign Minister and Tourism Minister of Tanzania to the Chinese capital this week.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tanzania, and the two countries are hosting a series of bilateral cultural events.

For the vibrant Tanzanian community in Beijing, connections extend beyond trade.

"My connection in China is that, first of all, I married a Chinese, I mean, I have a Chinese family. And now, another connection is the good relationship between my country Tanzania and China," said Joseline Yahaya Rajabu, assistant manager of Mozeti Tours and Safaris, a Tanzanian tourism service provider.

The bustling event took stock of the decades-long bond, and also presented the chance to grow the China-Tanzania relationship in the future.

"For us it's a huge opportunity to showcase the tourist attractions and tourism investment opportunities available for the two countries. For the Chinese investors, for the Chinese travelers, we want to reassure them that Tanzania is the ultimate destination when it comes to unforgettable experiences," said Ephraim Balozi Mafaru, director general of Tanzanian Tourist Board.

Beyond tourism, China and Tanzania have pledged to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in infrastructure, agriculture and health care as part of their comprehensive strategic partnership.

Chinese performer Wan Linmei said the power of music and songs are instrumental to bring the two countries closer. "I know something about Tanzanian music, and I think what makes the Tanzanian people distinctive is that their sense of rhythm is innate, which I think is given by God. This time by attending the opening ceremony, I sincerely feel that through the exchange of music and culture, we can quickly deepen our friendship," she said.

2024 China-Tanzania Culture and Tourism Year opens in Beijing

2024 China-Tanzania Culture and Tourism Year opens in Beijing

2024 China-Tanzania Culture and Tourism Year opens in Beijing

2024 China-Tanzania Culture and Tourism Year opens in Beijing

China continues to optimize the energy consumption structure, and promote green and low-carbon development to a new height, said a senior official in Beijing on Thursday.

Since the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress in 2012, China has made a new leap in the level of energy security and stable supply, while continuously optimizing the energy consumption structure, said Zhang Jianhua, director of the National Energy Administration.

From 2013 to 2023, the total production of primary energy rose 35 percent. The installed wind power generation capacity increased by nearly five times, and the installed photovoltaic power generation capacity increased by over 30 times, said Zhang.

The official also said that China has established the world's largest charging infrastructure system. Over the course of 10 years, the proportion of coal consumption has dropped by 12.1 percentage points, while the proportion of consumption in non-fossil fuel sources such as wind power, solar power, hydropower, and nuclear power has increased by 7.7 percentage points. As a result, the "green content" of economic development has significantly improved.

So far, China is one of the world's advanced countries in terms of energy technology modernization.

In the future, the country will coordinate energy security and low-carbon transformation, reduce the consumption of fossil fuel energy, and continuously promote the transformation and upgrading of energy utilization.

Meanwhile, China is intensifying its efforts in the development of non-fossil energy, while coordinating the advancement of nuclear power, hydropower, and new energy development and utilization, aiming to promote high-quality development of energy.

"By 2025, approximately 12 million charging facilities will be established nationwide. Efforts will be made to increase the electrification level of end-use energy to around 30 percent by 2025. We will continue to expand the scale of green electricity consumption and increase the proportion of non-fossil energy consumption by one percentage point every year," said Zhang.

China continues to optimize energy consumption structure, promote green, low-carbon development

China continues to optimize energy consumption structure, promote green, low-carbon development

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