On May 11, 2021, “2021 Xi'an Economic, Trade and Cultural Exploration of Global Diplomats - Limitless Yearning International Charity Night” that was co-sponsored by Shaanxi Overseas Friendship Association, Shaanxi People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Limitless Yearning Foundation (LYF), and Shaanxi Youth Federation was held in Xi'an, nearly a hundred diplomats from more than 50 countries and international organizations attended.
Picture: Founder and lifetime honorary chairman of the Limitless Yearning Foundation Ms. CHENG Cheung Ling gave a speech
Mr. Xu Xirong, Leader of Shaanxi Overseas Friendship Association, and Ms. CHENG Cheung Ling, Founder and lifetime honorary chairwoman of the Limitless Yearning Foundation, and Antonia Hugh Monseigneur, the representative of diplomats and ambassadors to China gave speeches.
Mr. Xu Xinrong said Shaanxi would firmly establish and implement the new development concept, coordinate the promotion of opening to domestic and foreign countries, earnestly concentrate on the construction of platforms and channels, and deeply integrate into the grand pattern of jointly building "the Belt and Road Initiatives". He hoped that the participating diplomats will actively promote exchanges and cooperation between their countries and Shaanxi. People from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas will continue to support the development of Shaanxi including charity and contribute their wisdom as well as strength to writing a new chapter in Shaanxi’s pursuit and transcendence in the new era.
Ms. CHENG Cheung Ling said Limitless Yearning International Cultural Night was based on international cultural exchanges and sustainable development goals of the United Nations. The "Philanthropic System Engineering Declaration" (PSED) released on the same day was a cutting-edge exploration of public welfare theory and the practice of advanced systems engineering methodology recognized by the international community. The "systems perspective" has also been advocated by President Xi Jinping as a "fundamental thinking and working method", which has been elevated to one of the "Five Principles" of the "14th Five-Year Plan" and the Long-range Objectives through the Year 2035. This has been a great encouragement for us to explore the frontier exploration of the philanthropic system engineering in China. She suggested that everyone should share the charm and happiness of public welfare to make everyone’s nation and the "community with a shared future for mankind" become more beautiful.
Picture: Representative of diplomats and ambassadors to China Antonia Hugh Monseigneur gave a speech
Picture: Chinese and foreign representatives read Philanthropic System Engineering Declaration (PSED) jointly
Mr. Xu Xirong, Leader of Shaanxi Overseas Friendship Association, and CHENG Cheung Ling, Founder and Lifetime Honorary Chairwoman of the Limitless Yearning Foundation, and Guo Sherong, Director of Shaanxi Provincial Department of Civil Affairs, and Liu Yuming, former secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Association of Industry and Commerce, and Duan Xiaolong, secretary of the Communist Youth League Shaanxi Provincial Committee, and CHUNG Yon, Chairman of the Limitless Yearning Foundation, and Yang Shanglin, Secretary General of the Limitless Yearning Foundation, and Liu Ajin, Executive President of General Association of Shaanxi Entrepreneurs, and Ambassador Tapusalaia Toomata, representative of diplomatic envoys, and Ambassador John Aquilina, and Ambassador Antonia Hugh, and Ambassador Grigor Kalinov Porozhanov, and Wang Yan, Chairman of the Committee of “Night of Chinese Culture for Global Diplomats” participated in the launching ceremony of the “Project Illuming”.
This event is an important component of the 5th "Silk Road International Exposition". “Project Illuming” of Limitless Yearning Foundation was launched at the same time. The project aims to tap the potential of children in distress in terms of creativity, discover the children's truly fascinated interests, and continue to develop their scientific literacy, humanistic feelings, innovative awareness and collaborative ability training by adopting a whole-chain through-training model to help realize their life value and happiness. At the same time, the "Philanthropic System Engineering Declaration" issued under the witness of hundreds of Chinese and foreign guests pointed out: "The philanthropic system engineering is also includes extensive efforts to revitalize civil power and create conditions for eliminating various social problems at a deeper level… It involves all the goals of mankind”. “It helps to promote the continuous evolution of a community with a shared future for mankind through effective mechanism design, and create a high harmonious civilization, so as to help all people get rid of difficulties, improve conditions and become higher value realizers.”
This event was strongly supported by organizations including General Association of Shaanxi Entrepreneurs, Shaanxi Youth Calligraphers Association, Communist Youth League Committee of Xi'an International Studies University, Shaanxi Xingang Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd, Xi'an Kaige Animal Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, and Xi'an City Reception Hall Network Technology Co., Ltd.
The Limitless Yearning Foundation was initiated by Madam CHENG Cheung Ling in August, 2020, established with the efforts of Shaanxi Overseas Friendship Association, Shaanxi Provincial Overseas Chinese Federation, General Association of Shaanxi Entrepreneurs and a group of domestic and foreign warm-hearted affairs. With the purpose of "Respect for Virtue and Dedication for Strength", the foundation always pays attention to the United Nations "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" and carry out public welfare activities including supporting the elderly and young, helping schools, doctors, and poor, providing disaster relief, and protecting traditional culture.