Chinese Embassy Holds Online Scholarship Award Ceremony -Amb. Ren Yisheng Underscores China’s Economic, Political Powers

The Embassy of China near Monrovia on December 22, 2021 held online annual award ceremony of the “Chinese Ambassador Scholarship”, using the occasion to accentuate the diplomatic, social, economic and political powers of the People’s Republic.

The communist nation is celebrating the100th anniversary of the founding of its Communist Party.

Last November, the Sixth Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee was successfully convened and adopted the Resolution on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century.

Since its founding in 1921, the Party has made seeking happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation its mission. Over the past 100 years, under the strong leadership of the CPC, the Chinese people have won great victories in revolution, construction, reform and opening up and socialist construction with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

In a statement, Ambassador Ren Yisheng noted that this year, 2021, China completely eradicated extreme poverty and we have lifted more than 770 million rural people out of extreme poverty over the past four decades.

This is a great contribution to the global efforts in poverty reduction and a demonstration of the commitment of the CPC and our government to put the people at the center and to achieve common prosperity.

According to him, China has thus completed the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and realized the first centenary dream of the nation.

Ambassador Ren introduced the great achievements of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the past century, the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee, China’s development achievements, the whole process of people’s democracy, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, the significance and outcome of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), and China’s anti-epidemic and “Belt and Road” cooperation with other countries.

He also pointed out that facing the challenge of the Covid-19 epidemic, China is willing to work with Liberia to strengthen cooperation under the frameworks of the “Belt and Road” initiative, the Global Development Initiative, and the FOCAC,  and closely dock the “Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development ” advocated by President Weah to help Liberia realize national development and prosperity.

The embassy is willing to continue to build more platforms for the development of education and human resources development cooperation, further deepen educational cooperation and cultural exchanges, and consolidate the foundation of public opinion for the relations between the two countries.

According to him, China and Africa, and China and Liberia are good friends and brothers.

He recalled that the 8th ministerial conference of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Senegal in late November is a milestone for our cooperation in the new era.

“President Xi Jinping, when addressing the opening ceremony of the Conference, emphasized that the key for an everlasting spirit of China-Africa friendship and cooperation forged between the two sides lies in sincere friendship and equality, win-win for mutual benefit and common development, fairness and justice, and progress with the times and openness and inclusiveness,” the Chinese said. “He made four proposals for building a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era, which include fighting COVID-19 with solidarity, deepening practical cooperation, promoting green development and upholding equity and justice. He also announced that China will work closely with African countries to implement Nine Programs.

Over the years, he said, China and Liberia have worked closely to promote our friendly pragmatic cooperation with fruitful achievements in all areas to strengthen the strategic docking of the “B&R Initiative” advocated by President Xi Jinping, with the “Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development” (PAPD) advocated by President George Manneh Weah.

He added: “People easily see many landmark projects in Monrovia such as the China-aided SKD Sports Complex, the Ministerial Complex, two annexes to the Capitol Building and the upgraded Roberts International Airport Terminal Project, and outside of Monrovia such as the Tappita Hospital and University of Liberia Fendall Campus.

‘Our cooperation in the agricultural area is making steady progress as demonstrated by the Agricultural Technical Demonstration Center located in Bong County and the Bamboo and Rattan Weaving and Vegetable Planting Technical Assistance Project in Monrovia. Since last year, the Chinese government has provided four rounds of anti-epidemic materials which include many ventilators, oxygen concentrators, PPEs, masks, infrared thermometers among others.”

Ambassador Ren also indicated that, this year, the Chinese Embassy in Liberia has maintained close cooperation with the Liberian government through the Ministry of Education and relevant universities to overcome the impact of COVID-19 and continue to support your efforts on fostering of talents. I’m pleased to announce that this year, 185 students from your three universities have been awarded with Chinese Ambassador Scholarship in a total amount of 23,000 US dollars.

“This morning, WFP is hosting an event together with the Ministry of Education and our embassy to hand over rations aided by the Chinese government with 2 million US dollars for more than 55,000 students and their families for 2 months in Montserrado, Nimba and Maryland counties,” he divulged.

“UNICEF is also implementing a nutrition and other necessity program aided by the Chinese government with one million US dollars for pregnant women and new-born babies in 15 counties.”

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