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Seminar on U.S. Flying Tigers Heritage in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations was Held in Guilin

Time:2019-04-25Editor:Jin HanghangResource:Department of American and Oceanian AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

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Seminar on U.S. Flying Tigers Heritage in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations was co-hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries(CPAFFC), Foreign Affairs Office of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guilin Municipal Government in Guilin on April 25, 2019. Themed as “History Shows the Way forward for the Future: Meeting Challenges Together and Expanding Win-win Cooperation”, the seminar has been participated by more than 60 representatives including government officials, experts and scholars, entrepreneurs.

Speakers from the Chinese side include Sun Dawei, deputy party secretary of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Zhou Wenzhong, former Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. as well as vice president of China-U.S. Friendship Association, Zhang Heqiang, director general of the American and Oceanian Affairs Department of CPAFFC, Wu Baiyi, director of Institute of American Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Qi Zhenhong, president of China Institute of International Studies, Wu Sichun, director of Institute for International Strategic Studies of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and Deputy Director Zhou Bo of Lingui District of Guilin city.  Besides, Zhao Leqin, vice chairman of the standing committee of Guangxi people's congress and secretary of CPC Guilin Committee attended the seminar. Speakers from the U.S. side include U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, James Whitehead, chairman of the Flying Tigers Historic Organization, Chip Carter, special representative and son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Chris Cox, grandson of former U.S. President Richard Nixon and vice president of Bright Sphere Investment Group Asian Company, Larry Jobe, president of the Flying Tigers Historic Organization, Nell Calloway, granddaughter of General Chennault and K.C. Ma, vice president of the Flying Tigers Historic Organization.

Director General Zhang Heqiang mentioned in his speech that the traditional cooperative friendship between the Flying Tigers and Chinese people, which dates back to 70 years ago, is playing an enlightening role to the current China-U.S. relations.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and U.S. He would like to review the cooperation history with people from all walks of life in our two countries, pass on the friendship and call on the two peoples to seize opportunities and meet challenges together, making our own contributions to build a coordinated, cooperative and stable China-U.S. relationship as well as building a community with a shared future for mankind.

After the seminar, participants also visited the American Flying Tigers Guilin Heritage Park and attended the launching ceremony of the Youth Volunteers’ Action to Protect the Mother River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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