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Local Chinese, New Zealanders watch films to celebrate CPC centennial

Source: Xinhua | 2021-06-24

WELLINGTON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of people gathered at the Wellington City Gallery on Tuesday to join in a documentary film screening event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

People from local Chinese communities, together with New Zealanders from all walks of life, watched a documentary film about Rewi Alley, a New Zealand-born writer, social reformer and educator who spent 60 years living and working in China, as well as a movie on China's poverty alleviation.

The film Gong Ho-Rewi Alley of China, directed by New Zealand documentary director and photographer Geoff Steven in 1979, has attracted audience's attention, who were deeply impressed by the friendship between Alley and the Chinese people.

During the event, Steven said the year 1979 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and also the beginning of the country's opening up to the world.

Steven said he felt it was his responsibility to record Alley's life in China, and introduce China to New Zealanders and the world through what Alley has witnessed.

During the screening, the audience also watched the documentary film Poverty Alleviation in China, which recorded how the world's most populous country eliminates poverty with unremitting efforts.

Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi delivered a speech at the event, saying that over the past 100 years, the CPC has adhered to the aspiration and mission of seeking happiness for the Chinese people.

Wu expressed gratitude to those New Zealanders who have contributed to China's revolution and development, noting that China cannot achieve such great achievements without the support and cooperation from the international community.

The Chinese people would always remember the great friendship despite differences in culture, history and social systems, she added. 

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