Video Message by Ambassador Cui Tiankai at the Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Ceremony and Festival

May 10, 2019 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It's a great honor for me to address this distinguished audience. First of all, please allow me to extend my warmest congratulations on the Golden Spike 150 Festival.

Over 150 years ago, thousands of Chinese workers overcame incredible difficulties and endured inconceivable sacrifices to make an indelible contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad. This is a project of wonder of the world that linked America together from sea to shining sea and laid the foundation for the American economic boom.

This is also a telling example of how the Chinese and American people can come together to get things done, and make the impossible possible. This is particularly true today. A strong bond between China and the US can deliver real benefits to our two countries and to the world community.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China-US diplomatic relations. Over the past four decades, we have fostered friendship through exchanges, prospered through cooperation, and contributed to world peace and development through partnership. Looking ahead, we must stay on the right track, and build together an even stronger China-US relationship for the future generations of our two countries and for the shared future of mankind.

Thank you very much.

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