Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Coordinator in China. He has spent over 25 years in the UN system, the Red Cross Movement and has served in many fragile parts of the world. He is a graduate of Princeton University, US.
In Chinese art, pine, bamboo and plum blossom symbolise fortitude, modesty and endurance – traits that help us through dark days. These traits have helped us through the pandemic as we emerge into a hopeful spring.