A Delegation of Female Diplomatic Envoys in China Visits Projects Funded by "Love Knows No Borders" International Charity Sale in Yunnan Province

From June 7 to 11, 2021, the convener of the "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sale Qian Wei, who is also the wife of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, led a delegation of female diplomatic envoys in China to visit Yunnan Province. The female ambassadors (representatives), Chargé d'affaires a.i., wives of ambassadors, and female senior diplomats from 21 countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Guyana, Kenya, and Cape Verde as well as representative offices of international organizations in China attended the activity.

The delegation of female diplomatic envoys in China visits Yunnan Province.

Yunnan Governor Wang Yubo met with the delegation, and introduced the achievements of Yunnan Province in economy, society, poverty alleviation, culture and education under the leadership of the CPC. He said, Yunnan stands ready to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the world to share "China Plan" in poverty alleviation. Wang Yubo expressed his sincere thanks to the important support of the Foreign Ministry and the foreign diplomatic corps for Yunnan's poverty alleviation cause through the "Love Knows No Borders" International Charity Sale.

Yunnan Governor Wang Yubo meets with the delegation.

During the five-day visit, the delegation visited Jinping County of Honghe Prefecture for inspecting the implementation of the projects funded by the "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sale. In Jinping County No. 1 Middle School, the delegation visited the "Sunshine Sports Ground", talked with teachers and students, and donated sports equipment to the school; at Mengqiao Primary School in the countryside, diplomatic envoys visited the "Love Knows No Borders" Teaching Building, Music Room, and Fine Arts Room and interacted with students from ethnic minority groups; in the remote "Love Knows No Borders" Kafang Village Clinic, they visited the diagnosis room, pharmacy and observation room, and listened to medical service and COVID-19 prevention and control in the countryside. During the visit, Qian Wei held talks with diplomatic envoys, representatives from China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and Chinese and foreign enterprises participating in the "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sale for soliciting opinions and suggestions.

The delegation visits the "Sunshine Sports Ground" in Jinping County No. 1 Middle School.

The delegation dances and sings with students of Mengqiao Primary School.

The delegation congratulated on the great achievements of Yunnan Province, and praised that China's major victory of poverty alleviation is a major contribution to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Envoys said, over 12 years, the "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sale has continuously increased its scale, influence and partners. It has become a vital brand activity that gathers foreign diplomatic corps and other international forces to support China's poverty alleviation and public-benefit cause. During this visit, they witnessed that the funded projects of the charity sale has improved the educational and medical conditions of Yunnan Province, and they are proud of their contribution to China's poverty alleviation cause. They will continue to actively support and promote rural vitalization and public-benefit cause. Diplomatic envoys said, they congratulate on the upcoming centenary of the founding of the CPC, and they believe the Chinese people will live a better life and march on the course of realizing the Chinese Dream under the leadership of the CPC.

The delegation visits the "Love Knows No Borders" Kafang Village Clinic.

Chinese and foreign representatives hold talks.

Ms. Qian Wei said, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with comrade Xi Jinping at the core, China has achieved a complete victory in the battle against poverty, and created a miracle that will be recorded in human history. Yunnan Provincial Party Committee and Government have led the Yunnan people to work hard and make decisive achievements in poverty alleviation and building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way, with the support, help and care from international friends including diplomatic envoys. The Foreign Ministry has annually held the "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sales since 2009, which has received strong support and broad participation of the diplomatic corps in China and all sectors of society. The funds collected in the charity sales have promoted the educational and medical progress of Jinping County and Malipo County. The kind-hearted people and the recipients of the donations may not see each other in their whole life, but they are linked together by love. The Foreign Ministry will hold the 13th "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sale in the second half of this year. We expect your continued support for and broad participation in rural vitalization of the two counties of Jinping and Malipo, and China's public-benefit cause.

The "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sale is a public-benefit activity hosted in the name of the wife of the foreign minister, and widely participated in by diplomatic envoys and their wives. It aims to gather Chinese and foreign forces to help poverty-stricken people and disadvantaged groups improve livelihood. Over 12 years, it has collected around 47 million yuan, of which 15 million yuan has been collected for the two counties of Jinping and Malipo respectively, serving as a major force for the poverty alleviation in the two counties.

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