By Inessa Pleskachevskaya
As the first such project implemented in the history of our bilateral relations, it has already attracted great attention in both states. In February, the special edition was presented in Beijing while the Minsk presentation was attended by representatives of almost two dozen Belarusian media, alongside Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Tozik and the Chinese Ambassador to Belarus, H.E. Mr. Gong Jianwei.
China is becoming ever closer to Belarus — as was the keynote of the presentation. Much was spoken of friendship and mutual understanding, as is usual at such events. However, the forum also dealt with statistics showing rising turnover. The project aims to change stereotypes among Belarusians regarding China while allowing the Chinese to learn more about Belarus.
The joint project by Belarus and China magazines aims to promote mutual understanding, highlighting the whole range of our bilateral relationships — from politics and economics to the growing Belarusian diaspora in China.