In the setting of the National Stadium Outdoor Warm-up Ground on Sunday 27 October, over 100 booths representing diplomatic missions and international companies showcased typical dishes, arts and crafts at the 2019 international charity event called "Love Knows No Borders" organised by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Among these was the booth of the Delegation of the European Union to China, flanked by booths from many EU member states, including Austria, Latvia, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, The United Kingdom, Hungary, Lithuania, Greece and Belgium.
Both Chinese and European staff from the Delegation volunteered to man the EU booth for this good cause, selling EU memorabilia such as branded umbrellas, environmentally-friendly reusable bags, cookbooks and cute "I love EU" bunnies.
Since 2009, the event has funded several social welfare programmes for poverty-stricken areas across the country. The aim of this year's event is to collect donations for the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation in order to build playgrounds for schools in two poverty-stricken counties of Jinping and Malipo in Yunnan Province.