With dozens of guests from the business community, municipalities, ministries and knowledge institutions, the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Dog - was celebrated in the Zuid-Holland provincial government building.
On Wednesday Feb 07, a delegation from Oromia State of Ethiopia, which is famous for its coffee bean production, visited the Province of Zuid-Holland to learn more about the governance and strategy for building international relationships, especially the relationship with China.
2018年中国传统春节是2月16日，南荷兰省计划在这一天筹办活动邀请大家一同庆祝中国新年（狗年）。In 2018 the traditional Chinese New Year starts on February 16 and the province of Zuid-Holland has planned a meeting to will celebrated the Chinese New Year of the Dog, 2018.
2017年是南荷兰省与中国友好关系发展取得非凡成就的一年。The principle of the China activity of Province of Zuid-Holland is to provide necessary governmental support to Dutch companies, knowledge institutes and organizations in order to assist them to reach their goals in China. 2017 has been a remarkable year for the friendship relation between the Province of Zuid-Holland and China.
2017年12月7日，在南荷兰省国王专员雅普斯密特、中国驻荷兰大使吴垦以及亿利资源集团董事长王文彪的共同见证下共签署了三份重要的协议。On Thursday 7 December 2017, at an official signing ceremony at the Provinciehuis of Zuid-Holland, in the presence of the King’s Commissioner to the Province of Zuid-Holland, Mr. Jaap Smit, the Chinese ambassador to The Netherlands, Mr. Wu Ken, and the founder and owner of China Elion Group, Mr. Wang Wenbiao, the China Elion Group signed three agreements that will establish their European presence in The Netherlands, and Europe.
南荷兰省国王专员雅普斯密特先生在2017年“中国商业周”开幕致辞中宣布南荷兰省将组织经贸代表团于2018年5月访问中国，并以设施园艺和可持续发展领域为两大主题。During his speech at the China Business Week 2017, King’s Commissioner Jaap Smit announced that Province of Zuid-Holland is going to organize another business / trade mission to China in May 2018. Horti-agriculture and Sustainable development (interested urban management with urban planning, water issue and environmental protection) will be the two major themes of the visit.
11月6日，来自各行各业对于中国市场感兴趣的80多位荷兰企业家们和中国代表团参加了在南荷兰省议会举办的第四届“中国商业周”。In the presence of over 80 interested Dutch entrepreneurs from various sectors and a number of Chinese delegations, the 4th edition of the China Business Week opened in the Zuid-Holland Province Hall in The Hague on 6 November.
11月5 - 7 日，北京延庆区代表团访问南荷兰省。 2019年的世界园艺博览会将在延庆举行。From 5 to 7 November, a governmental delegation from Yanqing District in Beijing paid a visit to Zuid-Holland. Yanqing is a district in the north of Beijing, neighboring Zhangjiakou City in Hebei province. The HortiEXPO 2019 (April 2019) and the Winter Olympic 2022 will be organized in this area.
9月27日，荷兰人民自由党 (VVD) 南荷兰省议会党团主席Tiemen Brill 先生在省议会接待来访的中国全国人大代表团。On September 27, Mr. Tiemen Brill, the Chairman of People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) in the Zuid-Holland Provincial Parliament met with a Delegation from the Chinese National People’s Congress, led by Mr. Zhang Haiyang, Vice-chairman of the Law Committee of the National People's Congress, at the Provinciall Hall of Zuid-Holland Province.
9月19日上午，国王专员雅普斯密特先生在海牙召开荷中合作洽谈会议。在过去几天中，南荷兰省与河北省在海牙的几个正式场合中庆祝缔结姐妹省份10周年的纪念。On Monday 19 September, King's Commissioner Smit opened a major conference on the Chinese and Dutch co-operation in The Hague. Over the past few days, the Province of Zuid-Holland has celebrated its 10-year cooperation with the Chinese Hebei Province with several official moments in The Hague.