FSM and China celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations

Editor's Note:This opinion piece was submitted by Ambassador Huang Zheng of People's Republic of China to Kaselelhie Press

and was originally published in its Sept. 2, 2019 issue.

Kolonia, Pohnpei -- The year 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). For the development of any person, society, country or career, the 30th anniversary is an important stage worthy of celebrating warmly and summing up conscientiously.

More than 2,500 years ago, Confucius, the great thinker and educator of ancient China, put forward the idea of “A man should stand firm at the age of thirty". In the Chinese culture of later generations, it’s gradually derived into "after 30 years’ development, a cause’s goals and direction are made clearly, and we have the courage to shoulder responsibility and make efforts for it. "

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