The official twitter account of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Canada

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Today is May 20, or 520. In Chinese, the date pronounced similar to the homophonic phrase “I love you” or wǒ ài nǐ. On this day, many people in China express their affection to their loved one.
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In this background, women are able to exercise their democratic rights, participate in economic and social development, and benefit from the outcomes of reforms and development on an equal and legal basis.
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The number of #Chinese residents in #Vancouver is larger than in other major cities in #Canada or the United States, according to data from the 2016 Canadian Census.
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China has shown great confidence in guaranteeing stable domestic production and supply amid uncertainties in the external environment.
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China's total imports and exports expanded 10.7 percent year on year to 9.42 trillion yuan (1.48 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2022. Exports surged 13.4 percent year on year to 5.23 trillion yuan, while imports rose 7.5 percent to 4.19 trillion yuan.
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By adopting robust and effective containment measures, China is able to maintain socioeconomic growth and, at the same time, make important contribution to keeping the world industrial and supply chains stable and smooth and sustaining world economic growth.
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There are 1,352 caves, 785 niches, more than 97,000 statues of the Buddha, Bodhisativas, and Arhats, and 3,680 inscribed stone tablets. On November 30, 2000, the Longmen Grottoes were approved by the 24th UN Heritage Commission to be put on the List of World Cultural Heritage.
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The Longmen Grottoes, located near Luoyang, Henan Province, are a treasure house of ancient Buddhist cave art. The construction began in 493 during the reign of Emperor Xiaowen and continued for a span of over 400 years.
The 3rd CPC National Congress was held in June 12-20, 1923, in Guangzhou. The congress was mainly to discuss the establishment of the united revolutionary front based on the Kuomintang-Communist cooperation.
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#DYI - In 1858, Chinese immigrants began arriving in the Fraser River valley from San Francisco, as gold prospectors. Barkerville, British Columbia, became the first Chinese community in Canada. By 1860, the Chinese population of Vancouver Island and BC was nearly 7,000.
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#Shanghai converts the expo center into a venue to quarantine mild cases and asymptomatic carriers amid the latest COVID-19 resurgence. It will provide over 15,000 beds after completion.
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Spring scenery at Summer Palace in Beijing. Photos taken on March 19, 2022 show the spring scenery at the Summer Palace in Beijing, capital of China.
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Spring scenery at Summer Palace in Beijing. Photos taken on March 19, 2022 show the spring scenery at the Summer Palace in Beijing, capital of China.
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China’s position is clear: between war & peace, we stand on the side of peace; between unilateral sanctions & dialogue and negotiation, we stand on the side of dialogue & negotiation; between fanning the flames & putting out the fire, we stand on the side of putting out the fire.
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Another sign of positive relations – Canadian apparel maker #Lululemon saw a surge in China growing 70% over the past two years. The #BeijingOlympics which featured the uniform designed for Team Canada went viral on Chinese social media platforms and sold out across China.
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Positive growth – 2021 saw many Canadian companies thriving in the Chinese Market. In the third quarter, #CanadaGoose’s direct-to-consumer sales and e-commerce in China increased 35% and 60% year on year. #InItTogether #CanadaChinaRelations
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Interesting 2021 facts - top 10 recorded music markets in the world include both China and Canada (via IFPI) US Japan UK Germany France China South Korea Canada Australia Italy The global recorded music market grew by 18.5% in 2021.
#DYK - The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, BC is the first Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of China. Its mandate is to "maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between Chinese and western cultures.”
The policy aims to increase the quality of education and reduce the pressures on overworked students. This major development in the education sector made headlines and ignited heated discussion.
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