A reception for foreign experts working in China was held Friday evening at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Vice Premier Han Zheng attended the reception and conveyed thanks and regards on behalf of the Chinese government and President Xi Jinping to all foreign experts and international friends for their support of China's reform, opening-up and modernization drive.
Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said that China's progress in the past seven decades was the result of the unremitting efforts of the Chinese people of all ethnic groups and the hard work by foreign experts.
As a nation that values friendship, we will never forget their contributions to China's reform, opening-up and modernization drive, Han said.
Dr Christopher George Chief International Advisor of Hohai University and other two senior foreign experts of Hohai attended the reception.