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Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang Attends the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Chinese American Historical Museum in San Jose
2016/10/05

On October 2nd, 2016, Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco Ren Faqiang attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Chinese American Historical Museum co-hosted by the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) and San Jose History Park. Mayor of San Jose Sam Liccardo, California Assembly Member Kansen Chu, Vice Mayor of Saratoga Emily Low, Chinese American historian Connie Young Yu, associate professor of Stanford University Barbara L. Voss, CHCP President Brenda Hee Wong, CHCP Vice President Yvonne Ching, President & CEO of San Jose History Park Alida J. Bray as well as more than 300 San Jose residents from all walks of life attended the celebration.

(from right) Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, CHCP President Brenda Heel Wong, Assembly Member Kansen Chu, historian Connie Young Yu, associate professor Barbara L. Voss, Mayor Sam Liccardo, Vice Mayor Emily Low

Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang congratulated the Chinese American Historical Museum on the 25th anniversary of its founding and appraised the CHCP for its nearly 30 years' dedication on sharing the stories of the Chinese American pioneers, promoting and preserving Chinese American history and culture through community outreach activities and through the Chinese American Historical Museum. Deputy Consul General Ren encouraged Chinese community to actively integrate itself into the US mainstream society, get along well with people of other races, boost the understanding of US people to China and Chinese culture, and make greater contributions to China-US friendship and a new type of major country relationship between China and the US.

 

Mayor Sam Liccardo, Assembly Member Kansen Chu and Vice Mayor Emily Low highly appraised that the Chinese community in Silicon Valley is a brilliant ethnic group and has been playing an important role in the region's economic prosperity and social development. Mayor Liccardo and Mr. Chu issued proclamations to the CHCP to commend its dedication on preserving, educating and promoting cultural identity and diversity in the community. 

 

The CHCP honored Ms. Connie Young Yu with the President's Award, and honored Ms. Barbara L. Voss with the distinguished Heinlen Award, named after John Heinlen, a German immigrant who helped the Chinese community after an arson fire burned the San Jose Market Street Chinatown in 1887. 

 

The CHCP built the Chinese American Historical Museum at San Jose History Park in 1991 as a gift from the Chinese community to the City of San Jose.

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