The Chinese Embassy in Iceland and Iceland Mainstream Media Publish Special Edition in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the P.R.China

On October 1, on the special occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Chinese embassy in Iceland has presented two special publications with local media respectively: a 8-page special publication in Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið in Icelandic, and a 38-page special column in local magazine Icelandic Times in English. The two publications have introduced China's great achievements and tremendous changes over the past 70 years, as well as the practical cooperation in all fields between China and Iceland. Those convincing stories were vividly told with comprehensive data and beautiful pictures.

Morgunblaðið published a signed article by Ambassador Jin Zhijian entitled Bosom Friends Through Miles Apart in their special publication. Icelandic Times took an interview with Ambassador Jin for the special column. With these two articles, Ambassador Jin briefed the readers with the development in all fields of China in past 7 decades, and elaborated on China's foreign policies. He further introduced China's stands over a series of heated topics such as China-Iceland bilateral relations, the Belt and Road Initiative, China-US trade friction and China's Arctic policies. The Icelandic Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Former President, Ambassador to China, representatives from energy and fishery industries, local government officials, Head of Confucius Institute, and other officials, businessmen and scholars have taken interviews for these two special publications. Many Icelandic friends contributed articles with their stories told through different perspectives, and many had expressed their personal feeling with the great developments in China and the benefits of China-Iceland cooperation. These interviews and articles served as the best illustration of the friendly exchanges between the two countries and two peoples, and received wide attention and warm response from all walks of life in Iceland.

Morgunblaðið is one of the most famous local newspaper in Iceland with the first publication in 1913 and a daily circulation of over 80,000 copies each day. Icelandic Times provides information on Icelandic tourism, culture, trade and economy, and it is published in English, Icelandic, Chinese, German and other languages, which is very popular with the readers.