On the occasion of the welcoming of the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Austria, SOCIETY publisher Gertrud Tauchhammer and Ambassador H.E. QI Mei invited to a reception under the motto „One Belt, One Road – Connecting Past, Present & Future“ with a keynote speech by the Ambassador at Park Hyatt Vienna. After the welcome words by host Gertrud Tauchhammer and Ambassador H.E. QI Mei, Bernhard Faustenhammer, Deputy Chief of the Protocol Department of the Ministry for European and International Affairs addressed the guests.
Then, H.E. QI Mei held her keynote speech about the past, present and future of the „One Belt, One Road Invitiative“, a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government. A special highlight of the evening was the handing over of the guest gift to H.E. QI Mei, who received the famous „Himmelsleiter“ – a symbol for hope and peace – in miniature form and in presence of the artist Billi Thanner and the representing gallery owner Herwig Dunzendorfer. Furthermore, Ms. Tauchhammer received a beautiful silk scarf from the Ambassador.