In Their Eyes 50 years China-Belgium – Marie-Luce Chevalier
On the occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belgium, China Media Group (CMG) Europe has joined forces with URTI (International Radio and Television Union) to co-produce a mini-documentary series titled "In Their Eyes 50 years China-Belgium." The series follows the lives of six people – three Belgians in China and three Chinese in Belgium, whose stories exemplify how relations between the countries have deepened over time.
CMG President Shen Haixiong said, "Belgium hosts the headquarters of the European Union and plays an important role in China-Europe relations. Over the past half a century, the friendly exchanges between the Chinese and Belgian people have flourished, as many wonderful and moving stories unfolded. This time, 'In Their Eyes 50 years China-Belgium' has selected young and middle-aged people living in each other's countries to show their recognition and acceptance of each other's cultures in a vivid narration. This is a poem composed with video that proves 'a bosom friend afar brings a distant land near.'"
In the fifth episode, Marie-Luce Chevalier, a Belgian geologist who works in Beijing, explains why she decided to pursue an academic career in China. She said friendship means that scientists from different countries work together to address problems that human beings face.