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Embassy of Singapore holds Charity Bazaar to contribute to poverty alleviation in Chongqing

By Zhao Tong, He Zhuoyan (People's Daily Online)    18:19, October 12, 2019

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Beijing held a Charity Bazaar Saturday to help a school in southwest China's Chongqing.

Stanley Loh, ambassador of Singapore, said, “as a friend of China and given our close ties with Chongqing, we are helping Pengshui County by helping to build a student dormitory for Anzi Town Primary School.” With a student dormitory, these students will be able to stay in school during the week and focus on their studies since education is the path to a brighter future.

Stanley Loh, ambassador of Singapore, delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Charity Bazaar. (People’s Daily Online/He Zhuoyan)

Anzi Town Primary School is located about 50 km away from the Pengshui County New Area under southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. As there is currently no student hostel, 122 of the 403 students who live more than 5 km away from the school spend a fair amount of time commuting daily.

Pengshui County has a population of 700,000 and is the fifth poorest county in Chongqing (out of 38). It is also a poverty alleviation target for the CPC Central Foreign Affairs Commission.

Anzi Town Primary School is located about 50 km away from the Pengshui County New Area. (Photo provided for People’s Daily Online)

Pan Yiqin, vice mayor of Chongqing Municipal Government, said that the Charity Bazaar fully demonstrated Singapore‘s support for the poverty alleviation program and care for the children of poor families in Pengshui County. These charitable deeds will surely warm the hearts of teachers and students of the Anzi Town Primary School, and brought fresh hope to the children living in the mountains of Chongqing.

Pan Yiqin, vice mayor of the Chongqing Municipal Government, delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Charity Bazaar. (People’s Daily Online/He Zhuoyan)

Ambassador Stanley Loh also recalled the close and longstanding friendly relations between China and Singapore. He said that People from two countries continue to foster strong bonds and deeper understanding with one another through various forms of exchanges.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China in 2020, Singapore and China will hold a series of commemorative events, and the Charity Bazaar is the first in a series of the events. 

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