Ambassador Cui Tiankai Celebrates the Year of Rooster with Chinese Students



On the evening of January 22nd, with the Chinese Spring Festival drawing near, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America was surrounded by a festive atmosphere filled with laughter and happiness, where H.E. Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the US, invited Chinese students studying in America to the Embassy to make dumplings and celebrate the Chinese Year of Rooster together. (See Picture One and Picture Two)

In his remarks, Ambassador Cui reviewed the fresh progress China scored over the past year in economic and social development as well as on the diplomatic front, stressing that the establishment of the position of General Secretary Xi Jinping at the core of the CPC Central Committee and the entire Party at the 6th Plenary Session of the 18th Party Central Committee is of far-reaching significance for prosperity and long-term stability of the Party and the country. He gave an analysis of the situation and challenges for the year 2017, looking into the prospects of cooperation between the two major countries of China and the US. The ambassador encouraged the students to cherish the time they have at school by working hard and making progress in their studies, so as to contribute their parts for the development of China and growth of China-US friendship.


During the celebration, Ambassador Cui awarded certificates of excellence to five Chinese Students and Scholars Associations (CSSAs) from the University of Tennessee, University of Virginia, George Washington University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Johns Hopkins University (Washington Campus), and joined the students to watch the cultural programs performed by them. (See pictures Three to Five)

Minister Li Kexin and heads of various sections of the Chinese embassy were present. Over 100 representatives of Chinese students from more than 20 universities and scientific research institutes from the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. attended the celebration.



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