Int'l Guests Gather for Outdoor Charity Event in Beijing

October 31, 2017
By He QiujuEditor: Arnold Hou
A charity sale took place at Beijing's Workers' Stadium to raise funds for underdeveloped counties of Yunnan Province on October 29. [Women of China/He Qiuju]

 

A one-day charity bazaar was held in Beijing's Workers' Stadium on October 29 to raise funds for health projects in underdeveloped counties in Yunnan Province, southwestern China.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, with presence of representatives from around 100 foreign embassies, international organizations and businesses.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, along with his spouse, visited the Pakistani pavilion comprised of five booths. They were welcomed by Ambassador Masood Khalid, his spouse and other senior officials of the Embassy.

In a talk between the officials, Khalid commended the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for staging the event.

The Pakistani pavilion displayed embroidered dresses, shawls, bags, cushion, camel skin lamps, marble goods, carved boxes, carpets and footballs made in the city of Sialkot.

Pakistani food was a favorite of visitors, attracting much attention. The highlight of the Pakistani pavilion was a bridal dress which helped introduce Pakistani culture and customs to a wider Chinese and international audience.

 

Ambassador Masood Khalid and his spouse (L3) with representatives of Pakistan Women's Association in Beijing [Women of China/He Qiuju]

A Chinese couple in traditional Pakistani bridal dress [Women of China/He Qiuju]

 

(Women of China)

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