On September 26, 2019, a solemn reception was held at the Bristol Hotel to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China foundation. The Director of the Institute Mykola Izha, Head of the International Cooperation Department Nataliia Nefodova and Associate Professor of the Ukrainian and Foreign Languages Chair Andrii Maiev took part in the festive reception organized by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Odesa.
After performing the hymns of China and Ukraine, the speech was held by Consul General of the People`s Republic of China in Odesa Sun Liucun. The diplomat emphasized that the creation of the state in 1949 was a great importance for the entire Chinese people, and noted that the People's Republic of China from a backward agrarian country became one of the world leaders. The achievements of modern China were demonstrated in a small video story «Chinese Dream».
From the Ukrainian side, welcoming speeches were made by: Acting Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Svetlana Shatalova, Deputy Head of the Odesa Regional Council Yuri Dimchoglo, Deputy Mayor of Odesa Pavlo Vugelman, Officer-in-Charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Odesa Serhii Orlov and the Head of the Kherson Regional State Administration Yuriy Husyev.
Mykola Izha personally congratulated Mr. Sun Liucun on the national holiday, wished him success in his professional activities and expressed his hope for the successful continuation of the Institute's bilateral contacts with the Consulate General of the People`s Republic of China in Odesa.