Ambassador of China Yao Jing on Wednesday mentioned three pictures put on display at the International Photo Exhibition organized by the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) to emphasize China’s great journey towards progress.
The exhibition held in connection with the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of China was inaugurated by Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani who was chief guest on the occasion.
The first photo Ambassador Yao Jing mentioned was of the historic 26th session of the UN General Assembly in October 1971 which by an overwhelming majority resolution (no. 2758) restored all the legitimate rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations as its member.
According to the Chinese ambassador Pakistan played a key role in making possible China’s five-star red flag fluttering in front of the United Nations in New York.
The second photo dates back to Nov 1990, when the Shanghai Stock Exchange— the first bourse on the Chinese mainland— was established. The photo shows residents queuing outside China’s first stock exchange for stock account registration. Here again, the ambassador mentioned Chinese experts’ several visits to Karachi Stock Exchange before having their first stock exchange in Shanghai.
The third picture is of 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. “I still remember the whole audience stood and extended a roaring welcome on the arrival of two teams in the ground,” said the ambassador. One was obviously Chinese team and the other was none other than Pakistan’s team, he said. The reason he gave for the Chinese people’s support for Pakistan team in Beijing Olympics was that only a few months back in May 2008 China was hit by a severe earthquake and Pakistan had generously sent relief goods and medical teams to China in that moment of crisis.
The photo exhibition thus not only depicts China’s march towards success and prosperity it also depicts Pakistan-China friendship in different periods of time and it is strengthening with every passing day, said the ambassador.
In his address, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani congratulated the Chinese ambassador, the government and people of China on making impressive achievements in the past 70 years. He wished China’s continuous commitment and contribution to build a better world for everyone. He said China’s socio-economic rise over the period was highly inspiring and impressive for the world community.