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The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco holds "Open Day--OBOR Culture Exhibition"
2017/06/21

On June 20, 2017, the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco held the "Open Day -- OBOR Culture Exhibition". Guests from Community Youth Center (CYC) San Francisco and Chinese-American students from more than 10 high schools attended the event. Chinese Consul General Luo Linquan, Executive Director of CYC Wen Jingting and one of the students respectively gave remarks. The event, chaired by Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, included photo exhibition of "New Look of Silk Road" , films of Dunhuang Research Academy, presentation on Dunhuang art by Vice President Wang Dengbo of Gansu Federation of Literature and Art, as well as program demonstration of Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University.

Consul General Luo, in his remarks, told the Chinese-American juniors that they were always Chinese descendants, and China would always be their country of origin. The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, as the Chinese government's overseas agency in the United States, would always open to them. Luo encouraged the students to combine Chinese culture with western knowledge, not only to become an international talent, but also a messenger of the east and the west civilization who can promote mutual understanding between the people of China and the United States.

Luo also pointed out, China's the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative, likes the youth here, was full of vitality and is making efforts for a better future. Total trade between China and other Belt and Road countries in 2014-2016 had exceeded US$3 trillion, and China's investment in these countries had surpassed US$50 billion. Chinese companies have set up 56 economic cooperation zones in over 20 countries, generating some US$1.1 billion of tax revenue and 180,000 jobs for them. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was successful held in Beijing this May and reached fruitful achievement.

Guests expressed their gratitude to the Consulate General and said that they would study Chinese Language and culture. They wished China a prosperous future and a long-lasting friendship between China and the United States.

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