LA Consulate-General holds New Year media reception

By Weichi Sun and Du Liya Source:Global Times Published: 2017/1/19 17:53:40

The Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles held a New Year media reception on January 13, sending New Year's greetings to all Chinese people within the consular region.

Liu Jian, Chinese Consul-General in LA, conveyed his best wishes for all Chinese residents, students and enterprises in the consular region, and encouraged them to make greater efforts to boost the stability and further development of Sino-US relations in the new year.

Liu expressed his special gratitude to the  media for their hard work in strengthening mutual communication between China and the US.

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-US relations. Mutual respect and understanding are essential to the further development of mutual ties, said Liu.

Liu quoted what President Xi Jinping said in his congratulatory message to Donald Trump upon his election victory.

Xi said that "as the biggest developing country and the biggest developed country respectively, as well as the top two economies in the world, China and the US bear special and important responsibilities in maintaining world peace and stability, and promoting global development and prosperity, as well as sharing broad common interests."

Liu also recalled his work in the past few years as a witness, participant and promoter of the Sino-US relations.

The media reception was attended by representatives from various media organizations and officials from different departments of the consulate.

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