By Marek Grzybowski
Chinese New Year – Jade Rabbit on the initiative of Dr. Magdalena Łągiewska – director of the Confucius Institute was held at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk.
– The Chinese New Year is the Spring Festival or the Spring Festival and the celebration of this meeting of years lasts even several days. It is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar and celebrated by local communities and families, she said. dr Magdalena Łągiewska – director of the Confucius Institute, who welcomed the guests.
The guest of honor of the meeting was Fan Xiaodong – Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Gdańsk, who participated in the event with his family and employees of the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Gdańsk.
The meeting was attended by families, as well as representatives of universities, diplomatic missions, science, business, artists, local governments, including the Office of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and institutions from the business environment. They were greeted by Prof. Wojciech Zalewski – Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk.
The participants of the meeting were also welcomed by Fan Xiaodong – Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Gdańsk, who emphasized the long and fruitful economic relations between Poland and the People’s Republic of China.
Let us remind you that Chipolbrok has been operating in Gdynia for over 70 years. Founded on June 15th, 1951, Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company (Chipolbrok) was the first joint venture in People’s Republic of China.
Chipolbrok now has developed into an ocean shipping corporation with a net asset of over USD 300 million, a fleet of 17 professional heavy lift vessels boasting a total capacity of nearly 496,000 DWT, and liners reaching all major global harbors – informed Chipolbrok.
The Baltic Hub of the Port of Gdansk has direct connections with the ports of the People’s Republic of China. People’s Republic of China is one of the leading exporters of goods to Poland. The beneficiary of the growing trade with China is the Baltic Hub and other container and general cargo terminals operating at the Port of Gdynia.2 072 727 million TEUs (20-foot containers) were handled by the Baltic Hub in 2022. This is the second year in a row in which more than 2 million TEUs were handled at the largest container terminal in the Baltic – despite the turmoil in the industry due to the effects of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. In 2022 The Baltic Hub handled 662 vessels, including almost 97 calls by the world’s largest container ships, as well as 565 feeder vessels – informed Baltic Hub.
China is the second exporter of goods to the Polish market after Germany. In 2021 Poland and China recorded record trade turnover. This includes both exports and imports. China Customs reported that the value of trade between Poland and China amounted to more than $42 billion in 2021.This is an increase of as much as 35.7 percent relative to 2020 – informed China-CEE Institute.
According to the National Bank of Poland, in 2020 the value of Chinese foreign direct investment in Poland amounted to $15.6 million, while the balance of Chinese direct investment liabilities in Poland amounted to $286.3 million at the end of 2020.
Photo: Xinhua/Li Ziheng; Marek Grzybowski