CULTURE 18th Chinese medical unit hosts PRC 70th anniversary celebration in Lebanon

CULTURE

18th Chinese medical unit hosts PRC 70th anniversary celebration in Lebanon

By Li Xiao | People's Daily app

08:08, October 09, 2019

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Members of the 18th Chinese peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, October 1, 2019. (Photo: People's Daily)

BEIRUT (People's Daily) - The 18th Chinese peacekeeping medical unit to Lebanon held colorful celebrations for National Day. Medical team members and foreign workers took part in various activities throughout the mission areas honoring the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

In the early morning hours of October 1, the Chinese medical unit watched a live broadcast of the anniversary celebration in Beijing.  During the military parade, the unit felt strong encouragement and support from their country.

Within a few hours, staff members at the Chinese hospital in Golan Heights were awakened to the first rays of the new day and the sound of their national anthem playing in the background.

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Members of the 18th Chinese peacekeeping mission celebrating National Day in Lebanon, October 1, 2019. (Photo: People's Daily)

To create a festival atmosphere, the peacekeeping held a variety of cultural and recreational activities such as basketball, table tennis, badminton, billiards, chess, and card-playing, in Lebanon’s eastern region where the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) People's Liberation Army (PLA) are stationed. Together, they shared in the joy of celebrating National Day with the locals and foreign allies.

(Compiled by Lance Crayon.)


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