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Consul General Luo Linquan Meets With AIISF Leaders and Donors
2018/03/21

On March 18, 2018, Consul General Luo Linquan met with board members of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF), including Board President Buck Gee and Board Vice President Rosemarie Nahm, and main donors of the foundation's.

                                                               

                                                                         Consul General Luo (4th from left, second row)with guests from AIISF

Luo pointed out that the Angel Island Immigration Station stands as a stark reminder of the Chinese exclusion policies of the US government in the early 20th century. Today some people in America still advocates the exclusion of Chinese goods and culture, blaming China for stealing US jobs, threatening a trade war and trying to raise political obstacles to cultural exchanges between our two countries. This is alarming.

                                                              

                                                                                                      Consul General Luo with Buck Gee

Buck Gee, spoke on behalf of the foundation. He expressed appreciation for Consul General Luo's long-time support to the foundation, and said AIISF would continue to raise public awareness on the past lessons.

Angel Island Immigration Station was set up in 1910, according to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Immigrants entering the United States from Asia and Pacific regions were detained and interrogated here. Around 175 thousand Chinese immigrants suffered the Angel Island experience.

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