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A special Mid-Autumn Day gift package

Editor: Li Kun 丨CCTV.com

09-27-2015 20:36 BJT

By Hu Yifeng, Director, Research Branch of Literary Criticism Center, China Literature and Art Association, Doctor; member  of Chinese Literary Criticism Association

People who follow China's aerospace technology development may often hear the terms, "Chang’e" and "Jade Rabbit." In December 2013, China  successfully launched the "Chang’e-3" lunar probe and the first Lunar Rover "Jade Rabbit". Well, these names are derived from the traditional Chinese Festival,zhongqiu jie or "Mid Autumn Festival."

Legend has it  that there is a palace on the moon, and the goddess "Chang’e" lives there. Chang’e has a cute "jade rabbit." The tale signifies the Chinese curiosity for thousands of years about outer space.

Mid-Autumn Festival is a symbol of family reunions and harmony. Most Chinese families would gather to extend festival greetings.

This year's Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on September 27, however is different. President Xi Jinping and  his wife Peng Liyuan paid a state visit to the United States from September 22 to 25 and  is spending the Festival when President Xi is to attend the United Nations summits, marking. the 70th anniversary of the United Nations founding at its New York headquarters from September 26-27.

In recent years, China and the US have engaged in numerous cooperation projects in various fields. Currently, every 17 minutes, there is one flight taking off or landing in China or the US. Last year, 4.3 million people traveled to and from both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

In 2014, Sino-US bilateral trade volume had exceeded $550 billion, and two-way investment accounted for more than $120 billion. By June 2015, there are 1,501 accumulated non-financial direct investments by Chinese enterprises in the US at a total amount of $77.5 billion.

By 2020, Chinese enterprises investment in the US could reach $100-200 billion,, which can create over 200,000-400,000 new jobs in the US. In the long-term, China’s economy is accelerating its transformation, while the US is promoting its economic recovery as well. There are broad prospects for mutual benefits and win-win economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. A majority of the global citizens support Xi’s Mid-Autumn trip, expected to release more "dividends" to the people, which should be deemed a special Mid-Autumn gift package for both countries.

We have only one earth, and people admire the moon. There is a Chinese saying, "the lopsided moon shines over the nation, without knowing the happiness and the sadness under different roofs."

While enjoying family reunions, we cannot forget the refugee crisis in Europe. China, one of the largest developing countries in the world, is committed to establish a just, rational and multi-polar international political and economic new order.

Amidst current unstable geo-political and economic conditions, China continues to promote the optimization of international cooperation through the UN and other multilateral institutions.

To sustain world peace and  stabilize healthy development of the global economy, Beijing must play a crucial role.

 

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