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Consul General Luo Linquan Attends Stanford University Event to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Introduction of Chinese Workers into the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad

On June 6th,2015,Consul General Luo Linquan attended Stanford University event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the introduction of Chinese workers into the first transcontinental railroad across the United States. Deputy Consul General Zha Liyou, Dean of Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences Richard Saller, Director for Institute for Asian Studies Gordon Chang, leaders of Chinese History Society of America, Chinese and American scholars, descendents of Chinese railroad workers, Stanford faculty and students as well as more than 200 guests attended the event.

Consul General Luo Linquan emphasized in his speech that the Chinese workers' participation in the railroad is of great historic significance. They are not only the predecessors of the early Chinese immigrants in the U.S., but also the pioneers for the people-to-people exchanges and friendship between China and the U.S. Today, the China-U.S. relationship is regarded as the most important bilateral relationship in the world. Both countries are working together to build a new model of major-country relations featuring no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation. Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the U.S. in September will inject new momentum into the development of China-U.S. relations. Consul General Luo Linquan also appraised Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University and Chinese History Society of America for their efforts to introduce Chinese railroad workers history and promote the mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese people and American people.


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