比利时王国位于欧洲西部沿海，东与德国接壤。在2018俄罗斯世界杯取得历史上最好的成绩—季军，闯进了世界杯4强，令全世界再次关注这个美丽的国度--比利时王国。8月7日上午，“见证友谊” --中国中外新闻社2018暑期“见证友谊” --中国中外新闻社小记者2018暑期小记者团访问比利时王国驻华使馆方海科公使。
The Kingdom of Belgium is located on the western coast of Europe and borders Germany on the east. In the 2018 Russia World Cup, Belgian national football team achieved the best result in history - the third place, attracting global attentions to this beautiful country - the Kingdom of Belgium. On the morning of August 7th, "Witness Friendship" – Home and Abroad News Press 2018 Summer Junior journalist Delegation visited the Belgian Embassy in China and had exclusive interview with the Minister Counsellor Mr. Karel Van Hecke.
“Hello, dear Minister! In the recent years, China and Belgium has been in the best time for their bilateral relations. The two countries built the comprehensive partnership in many sectors. In your opinions, as the children and youth in both countries, how should we carry on the traditional friendship between China and Belgium?” a junior journalist asked.
“All of you speak English very well. Belgium and China are now in the best period in our friendship. Every year, many citizens of both countries visit each other. Today, you come to our Belgian embassy. Just like this, our face-to-face communication is very important. It can enhance mutual understanding, and we learn more about each other. Whether you are old or young, you will always find many interesting things in Belgium, including the world's most famous chocolates and waffles. If you travel to Belgium, you will have fresh feelings about this beautiful country. There are many things we are looking forward to experiencing over there.” Mr. Karel Van Hecke replied.
“When we are talking about Belgium, we will usually think of chocolate, waffles, Tintin and Smurfs…... We want to ask you: if you are thinking about China, what are the things in your mind? Thank you!” another junior journalist asked.
Mr. Karel Van Heck said that there are many things about China, and three very important things are coming to my mind. Firstly, it is the Chinese food. When you introduced yourself just now and mentioned about your local delicious good, I feel excited and very fortunate to be in China. I can go to many different restaurants to taste countless Chinese food. Secondly, I like table tennis very much. When I was a child, my father bought a table tennis table for us. But my sister didn’t like table tennis. I put the table tennis table up and played with myself. I practiced constantly. I fell in love with table tennis during this process. Thirdly, in China’s 5,000-year cultural journey, Chinese ancestors were very wise and invented a lot of things that people could still use today, such as compasses, gunpowder and etc. Thanks to Chinese ancestors for inventing and sharing these things with the people around the world. Although Belgium does not have such a long history, Belgium also has its unique culture.
小记者问：“比利时国家男子足球队在世界的排名曾长期保持第一；2015年11月5日，国际足联公布的国家队排名中，比利时首次位居榜首创造历史; 2018年俄罗斯世界杯，比利时夺得季军，闯进了世界杯4强，创造了队史世界杯最好战绩, 请问比利时国家如何鼓励孩子们用最自由的方式品味足球？成功塑造了连夺世界杯和欧洲杯的“黄金一代”？谢谢”
A junior journalist asked: “Belgian national man’s football team has always been one of the top players in the world ranking for a long time. November 5th, 2015, Belgium was at the top of the FIFA national team list for the first time in its history. In 2018 Russian World Cup, Belgium won the third place, which is the best result in World Cup. How can the Belgian government encourage children to enjoy football and make them as the “Golden Generation” for the World Cup and the European Cup? Thank you.”
“This year's World Cup, Belgium won the third place, which is the best score we have ever achieved. Although the World Cup is over, we are still excited for this result. Unfortunately, Belgium lost to the French team during the semifinal game. However, the French team eventually won the World Cup. We are very happy and friendly congratulations to France. Belgians firmly believe that a good football player is good at passing and dribbling, our children's training is usually 1-to-1 focused. The football exchange between China and Belgium is also very frequent. The Belgian Football Association and Chinese Football Association have exchange agreement. Many football teams also have exchange training. We hope that in the World Cup four years later, the Chinese and Belgian football teams will compete with each other for the winner place.”
The junior journalists also had deep conversation with Mr. Karel Van Heck and the Counselor Edward Van Kleunen about Chinese and Belgian education and culture. The junior journalists became friendly messengers of China-Belgium relations and made their contributions to promote and develop the two countries’ friendship.