Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in the US Jointly Held an Online Reception for the 72nd Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China

On the night of September 28, Chinese Embassy in the US, together with Chinese Consulates General in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, held an online reception for the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Ambassador Qin Gang delivered a remark. Assistant Secretary of the State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations(NCUSCR) and former U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, President of U.S.-China Business Council(USCBC) Craig Allen, Chairman of Florence Fang Family Foundation Florence Fang sent their congratulations.


Ambassador Qin Gang

The online reception began with the solemn Chinese national anthem, followed by a video Join hands, for the people.

Ambassador Qin welcomed guests across the United States to join the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General online celebrating the China's 72nd National Day, and expressed gratitude to them for their long-term care and support for the development of China-US relations.

Ambassador Qin said, over the past 72 years, tens of millions of Chinese have worked tirelessly and fearlessly to build their nation. They have been tested by hardships and proved by the tremendous achievements made in development. As a result, the Chinese nation has realized the transformation from standing up to growing rich to becoming strong and is on the way to rejuvenation.

Ambassador Qin pointed out that the past year is a milestone with lasting impact in the course of China's development. China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China(CPC). Established 100 years ago, the CPC is right in its prime. Committed to its founding mission of pursuing happiness for the people and rejuvenation for the nation, the CPC has led the Chinese people in scoring remarkable achievements in development, and making important contribution to world peace, stability and prosperity. China has fulfilled the daunting task of eliminating absolute poverty, and is on the way to reaching the goal of common prosperity. China has embarked on the path of the 14th Five-Year Plan. We will ensure a good start to the efforts of building a socialist modern country. China is working hard to build a community with a shared future for mankind. We worked with people of all countries to meet challenges, pursue development, and promote changes, and we have made new contributions to world peace and development.

Ambassador Qin stressed that whether China and the US, two major countries with different history, culture, social system and in different development stages, choose peaceful coexistence or conflict and confrontation, prefer win-win cooperation or zero-sum game, concerns the wellbeing of the two peoples and the future of the world. China will follow the spirit of the two Presidents' call and work with the US side, on the basis of respecting each other's core concerns and properly managing differences, advance coordination and cooperation bilaterally and on major international and regional issues, such as climate change, COVID-19 and economic recovery, so as to bring China-US relations back to the right track of stable development as soon as possible.

Ambassador Qin also extended sincere invitation to American athletes for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games and wished Chinese and American athletes the best of luck in the Games!

Daniel Kritenbrink, on behalf of the United States of America, congratulates the People's Republic of China as the Chinese people celebrate the October First National Day and wishes all of you peace, happiness, and prosperity.


From top: Jacob Lew, Craig Allen and Florence Fang

Jacob Lew said that China has achieved exceptional growth over decades, and hundreds of millions of people escaped poverty and severe hardship. In these challenging times, candid communication is more important than ever. The United States and China have a shared responsibility to stabilize the relationship and move it in a productive direction. Continued discussions, from the leader level down, are essential to preventing conflict and achieving progress that is in the best interests of China, the United States, and the rest of the world.

Craig Allen said that the United States business community continues to attach great importance to China and look forward to deepening the cooperation. The USCBC member companies stand ready to work together with their customers, suppliers, partners, employees and friends in China to achieve greater economic growth for the benefit of both our countries and both of our peoples.

Florence Fang, on behalf of the Chinese community across the United States, extended best wishes to China's 72nd National Day. She said that the China-U.S. relationship is the most important bilateral relationship. She hopes that the two countries can join hands to support each other and create a peaceful world and a brighter future for humanity. Overseas Chinese in the US have unbreakable connections with China, hoping for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as well as for the stable and prosperity of America. They will continue to support the development of China and promote the China-U.S. friendly relationship.

After the remarks by Ambassador Qin Gang and American guests, artists from China and the US presented wonderful online performances. They are: Beethoven's String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major and Beautiful Night performed by the faculty and students from the Tianjin Juilliard School and the Juilliard School; Violin and piano ensemble Romance and Dance , composed by Chinese American composer Chen Yi and performed by National Symphony Orchestra musicians Deanna Lee Bien, Leander Bien and Jing Qiao; Piano Concerto Yellow River VI- Defend the Yellow River, performed by Chinese students now studying in the United States and the Changsha Symphony Orchestra; Award-winning acrobatics Plate Spinning performed by China Shandong Acrobatic Troupe; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon from Guangdong TV's Chinese Music Banquet III. The reception successfully ended with the city light shows across China celebrating the centenary of the Communist Party of China and the song Ode to the Motherland.


From left to right and from top to bottom: Beethoven's String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Beautiful Night, Romance and Dance, Plate Spinning, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Yellow River VI- Defend the Yellow River

The online reception was lived through Chinese Embassy social media accounts and Media outlets People's Daily, Xinhua New China TV, China Media Group CCTV&CGTN, China News Service, China Daily and Dragon TV's Kankan News. Documentaries were shown on the Embassy's social media channels in one week before the reception: The CPC Way on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China; A Long Cherished Dream about ordinary Chinese's pursuit of a better life; as well as videos about Asian elephants' northbound migration in China and preparations for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.


From left to right and from top to bottom: The CPC Way, A Long Cherished Dream, Asian elephants' northbound migration in China, 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

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