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Consul General Huang Ping Held A Reception

On November 29, 2018, Chinese Consul General Huang Ping and his wife held a reception at the Consulate General. Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Wu Haitao, Representative of the New York City Government, Chairman of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Schneier, Honorary Chairman of the Asia Society, Ambassador Platt, Co-Chairman of the China Federation of Eastern America, Liang Guanjun, Ambassador of the The EastWest Institute, Ambassador Munter, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), Grace Kennan Warnecke, Vice Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, Bai Lijuan, New York State Senator Carlucci,Mayors and Members of many cities of the consular district, and representatives of Foreign Consulates in New York, overseas Chinese, and representatives of Chinese-funded institutions, around 600 people attended the event.

Consul General Huang Ping delivered an address at the reception and said that he was honored to be appointed by the Chinese government to attend New York at the crucial stage of the development of Sino-US relations. “I look forward to working together with all works of life in the district to do my best to promote cooperation between the region and China, enhance Sino-US friendship, and create a new chapter in Sino-US relations in the US East.

Consul General Huang Ping said that after 40 years of reform and opening up, China has undergone earth-shaking changes and become the world's second-largest economy, contributing more than 30% of world’s annual economic growth. Last year, the Communist Party of China successfully held the 19th National Congress, proclaiming China's development into a new era. Just as President Xi Jinping has repeatedly stated that the door to China's opening will not be closed, it will only grow wider. This will provide more opportunities for countries around the world, including the United States.

Consul General Huang Ping said that 2019 is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. In the past 40 years, although Sino-US relations have experienced challenges, we have continued to develop in an overall way, bringing tangible benefits to the people in both countries. China always believes that the common interests of China and the United States far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct option for China and the United States. In a few days, President Xi Jinping will meet with President Trump in Argentina. We look forward to the positive results of the meeting and inject new impetus into the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.

Consul General Huang Ping said that the 10 eastern regions of the United States covered by the Consulate-General of New York are the cultural centers of the US economy, finance, and education. The East American States have a long history of exchanges and cooperation with China and a good foundation for further deepening exchanges and cooperation with China. In recent years, exchanges and cooperation in various fields between the 10 states in the consular district and China have continued to be among the best in the United States. The eastern region of the United States is also the home to overseas Chinese. China has 1.25 million overseas Chinese working and living here and making important contributions to promoting Sino-US friendship. The Consulate General will always be a warm home for overseas Chinese and will put the concerns and expectations of overseas Chinese in our hearts. Over the years, the Consulate-General has been practicing the principle of "diplomatic for the people" and constantly raising the awareness and ability to serve overseas Chinese. It will continue to build an "overseas livelihood project" for overseas Chinese.

The senior US diplomat and Ambassador Platt, who accompanied President Nixon to China, delivered a speech and expressed a warm welcome to the new Consul General Huang Ping. He reviewed the history of exchanges between the two countries and expressed his gratitude that Sino-US cooperation in various fields has achieved historic development for decades. Although the US-China relationship currently faces some differences and challenges, China's development as a big country is unstoppable. As the main forces in the world, the United States and China must choose to cooperate, control differences, and establish long-term partnerships through practical actions.

The co-chairman of the China Federation of Eastern America, Liang Guanjun, on behalf of the overseas Chinese community, welcomed the new Consul General Huang Ping and his wife. He looked forward to seeing the achievements of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York under the leadership of Consul General Huang Ping. The overseas Chinese community supports the work of the Consulate General and will continue to strengthen unity, work together to build a harmonious overseas Chinese community, and promote the development of Sino-US relations.

The guests warmly welcomed the Consul General Huang Ping and his wife to New York, and positively evaluated China's great achievements in reform and opening up, expressed good wishes for the development of Sino-US relations, fully affirmed the positive results achieved by the local cooperation between the two countries, and expressed the hope to further strengthen the relations with the Consulate, to promote cooperation between China and the United States in various fields in the US East and promote the development of the overall relationship between China and the United States.

Consul General Huang Ping accepted interviews with the Chinese media in the United States, including the People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, and CCTV, and some local media in New York.

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