Exhibition celebrates 50 years of friendship with Belgium
Fifty years ago, on October 25, the lawful seat of the People's Republic of China was restored in the United Nations (UN), marking a milestone event in the history of the international organization.
Belgium was among the nations that voted yes to China. It also established diplomatic relationships with China on that day, and the two countries have developed a deep friendship since.
Now, an exhibition organized by the Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association is being staged at the Shanghai Home for Overseas Returned Students to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties and friendship between the two countries.
The exhibits include a photo of 22-year-old Nie Rongzhen, one of the Chinese students who studied at Charlerio University of Work in Belgium in 1921, seeking new solutions for the development of China.
Nie read masterpieces such as "The Communist Manifesto" in the library of the university and joined the Young Chinese Communist Party in Europe in 1921, when the Communist Party of China was established in Shanghai.
Nie became one of the founders and marshal of the People's Republic of China 28 years later.
Another part of the exhibitions features various language versions of "The Blue Lotus," a volume of Belgian cartoonist Hergé's most famous comic book series entitled "The Adventures of Tintin."
The particular volume created by Hergé with help from Chinese painter Zhang Chongren was about Tintin's adventure in Shanghai.
Photos, postcards and other items provided by Chinese who have studied in Belgium and Belgians who have studied in China are also on display to show the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
The exhibition will run through to the end of November.