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Counselor Jiang Dehua Attended Spring Festival Celebration of Hunan Association of Midwest America and Midwest America Hunan Chamber of Commerce
2019-02-09 00:40

On February 9th, 2019, Jiang Dehua, Counselor of Science and Technology at the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago, attended a Spring Festival Gala held by the Hunan Association of Midwest America and Midwest America Hunan Chamber of Commerce. President Gong Baiyun of the Hunan Association, Chairwoman Zheng Zheng and Director General Wang Xingwu of the Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago (CAAGC), Chairwoman Xiao Xiaolin and Attorney Huang Zhengdong of the Association of Chinese-American Scientists and Engineers, and more than 150 guests with roots in Hunan and other members of Chicago’s overseas Chinese community attended the event.

Counselor Jiang Dehua, on behalf of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago, extended warm New Year greetings to everyone in attendance. He continued that among China’s many traditional holidays, the Spring Festival is that of most importance for the Chinese nation and all overseas Chinese. As I, myself, come from Hunan, it gives me great pleasure to gather today on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year with friends of the Hunan Association and Chamber of Commerce. In the past year, China's economy has achieved high-quality development and people's lives have continued to improve. The large overseas community of Chinese from Hunan undoubtedly care for the wellbeing of the motherland, and have actively carried out cultural exchanges, promoted business dealings, served their community with great passion, and played an important role in furthering cooperation between China and the US.

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, as well as the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. At present, China-US relations have reached an important historic stage. Although twists and turns are inevitable, cooperation remains the name of the game. I hope the overseas Chinese from Hunan continue to play a role in promoting the friendship between China and the United States and contribute to the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.

On the night of the gala, overseas Chinese from Hunan and other special guests prepared a feast of Hunanese delicacies, as well as marvelous cultural performances and amusing interactive activities. The joy and pleasure of the evening’s event left the participants with hearts full of holiday content.

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