The journey of the past 100 years of the CPC has been a magnificent one, and the Party has been and will always be true to its founding mission.
On 8a.m, 1st July, the unprecedented celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of The Communist Party of China (CPC) was held at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, with more than 70,000 delegates from all walks of life attended. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered an important speech.
Chen Qiumei, the president of the Europe-China Culture&Art Exchange research association and the president of Chinese and Foreign Family Association, actively organised for the overseas Chinese community and international friends to watch the celebrations online, everyone was invited to express their views on the event. More than 20 friends from various countries were interviewed, mainly from the Chinese and Foreign Family Association.
The members were overwhelmed by strong emotions, full of excitement and pride. Overseas Chinese are linked to the motherland by blood and are keen to follow its development. Many international friends were also impressed and expressed their heartfelt feelings about the speech.
Local Irish restaurateur William Dorton:
China is a forward-thinking nation
Today I'm in the park. It's the pretty park where the Chinese President, Xi Jinping stayed, and our president lives down the road. I first saw Xi Jinping in here. And it was great to see him coming over from China and visit us. It was fantastic for Ireland. Such a small country to get a visit from such a powerful nation, and we all really enjoyed it.
I've been to China a few times myself, and it's just an amazing place, I mean, to see the growth and how the advancement it's gone, and how the Chinese people have turned themselves around from selling stuff in car and bags to being one of the most forward-thinking nations on the planet and come up with some new ideas and new innovations. I can't wait to see what's comes out China in the future. Also, the way it carved its path across Europe and into places where there are poverties, try bring more richness and more better things to people's lives. It's fantastic.
And when I visited China, it was so nice to meet the people. I went around on a little bus, we went to different places. There was different people on the bus, and it was just so nice when they shared their food. They shared their culture, they shared everything. I mean, they wanted me to see everything.
And I got to go up the north and go into some of the most amazing places. See the sights of the pyramids where the kings live and to go from old China to modern China, and see it there from the Great Wall in Beijing. And to see, I mean, a fantastic city, really really enjoyed Beijing and I love the place.
We went to so many places so many nice people and everybody willing to help. And such diversity is in China, lots of places remind me of Italy and France and Germany. So beautiful to see, so amazing. And, people couldn't do enough for you and everybody helped me. And I met people who worked in Dublin and worked in places close to me. They're not a hundred yards from my house, and they come over and talk to me, say, you're from Dublin, and they knew me, they know our culture.
We have a lot of Chinese people here and they're great to have. And they get on so well. I'd like to see more Chinese people come to Ireland and visit Ireland. And I'd like more Irish people go to China.
Europe-China Culture& Art Exchange Research Association and Chinese and Foreign family association are neutral public welfare organizations officially registered with the Irish government. The aim is to build a multi-dimensional and diversified bridge for cultural and artistic exchanges between Europe and China. The organisations were founded by the famous European musician Jimmy MacCarthy and overseas Chinese Chen Qiumei (couple), and include a number of European and Chinese cultural figures, renowned artists and related cultural and artistic institutions. The organisitions are based in Ireland, with branches in Europe and China.