July 19, 2018

90th Anniversary of the Founding People’s Liberation Army of China















Senior Colonel  Hai Wei, Military, Navy and Air attaché to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Photography Roy Strik / For Diplomat Magazine.

 By Roy Lie A Tjam.

The Military, Navy and Air attache, Senior Colonel  Hai Wei hosted a reception to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army of China, which falls on August 1. The People’s Liberation Army is among the world’s largest standing armies, and it’s taking on a greater role in International Diplomacy.

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H.E. Mr Ken Wu, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the Netherlands.

The reception was held at the auditorium of the Embassy on Thursday 27th July 2017. A video about the history of the People’s Liberation Army of China and a photo exhibition entitled Journey of Glory on the development of the PLA were displayed at the reception.

H.E. Ambassador Ken Wu and spouse

In his welcome address, H.E. Ambassador Ken Wu  introduced Chinese military’s active involvement in UN peace-keeping missions, counter-piracy missions, disaster-relieving missions and various military operations.

Ambassador Wu Ken, spoke highly of the relationship between China and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is his firm conviction, the steady bilateral relationship will be perpetuated.

Senior Colonel  Hai Wei in his address reviewed the achievements of the People’s Liberation Army in the past 90 years. He hinted at the ongoing reforms in the army.

Wei relates, the PLA is moving towards becoming a first-class military entity in the world.

About 250 guests, including high-level military officers and delegates in the Netherlands, attended the reception.

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