ACC Representatives Participated in the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 “Love Knows No Borders” International Charity Sale

source:ASEAN-China Centre Chinese

On 18 December 2021, the opening ceremony of the 13th “Love Knows No Borders” International Charity Sale was held in Beijing. This year’s international charity sale was initiated by Mrs. Qian Wei, wife of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and co-sponsored by Chinese Foreign Ministry and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, with the theme of “Love Knows No Borders - Rural Revitalization, Health Care First”. Mr. Wang Yi, Mrs. Qian Wei, and more than 160 representatives of foreign embassies, international organisations in China and relevant enterprises attended the opening ceremony online and offline. Mr. Arianto Surojo, Director of Information and Public Relations Division (IPRD) of  the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), attended the event online.  

At the opening ceremony, Ms. Qian Wei and Mr. Akram Zeynalli, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to China, delivered speeches respectively. The organisers also announced relevant awards based on the embassies’ participation in the past charity sales. The Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian embassies in China were awarded.

Since the “Love Knows No Borders” International Charity Sale was inaugurated in 2009, the fund has been used to support charity projects in Jinping and Malipo counties of Yunnan Province through China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. This year’s fund will be mainly used to improve the sanitary conditions of the two counties. ACC has participated in the charity sales online and offline for years.