为更美好的明天砥砺前行 ——全美华人协会举办the Ruby Gala纪念中美建交40周年

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 2019年1月17日,全美华人协会在亚特兰大市Fern Bank Museum隆重举行了盛大晚宴The Ruby Gala, 纪念中美建交40周年。

应邀出席晚宴的有美国第39任总统吉米•卡特、中国驻美大使崔天凯、中国对外友协会长李小林、中国驻休斯敦总领事李强民、知名专家学者等三百多位各界嘉宾。

在春雷般的掌声中,卡特总统登上主席台应邀致词。他表示,中美关系是世界上最重要的双边关系。40年前,他与中国领导人邓小平克服各种困难实现了中美建交。40年来,中美关系为两国繁荣和地区和平、稳定作出了极其重要的贡献。他并鼓励大家努力维护这一关系,增进彼此的友谊与互信,推动双方的共同繁荣和发展。

随后,中国驻休斯敦总领事李强民致词。他回顾了40年来中美关系的发展。同时,他强调,两国人民和人类的共同利益都需要中美携手共进,加强协调合作,实现世界的和平与繁荣。

         中国对外友协会长李小林发言,对卡特在就任总统期间以及卸任后一直致力于推动中美关系向前发展表示感谢。

            美中商会(U.S.-China Business Council)主席Craig Allen作主旨发言,希望两国在经贸等多方面合作前行。

晚宴的东道主、全美华人协会主席李秀兰最后致答谢词,她代表全美华人协会感谢各位嘉宾的光临,祝愿美中两国的友谊源远流长。

晚宴上,宾客们还一起欣赏了精彩的歌舞和乐队表演,举杯共同纪念中美关系40周年。

NACA Hosts the Ruby Gala Celebrating 40 Years of U.S.-China Relations

On January 17, 2019, the National Association of Chinese Americans held The Ruby Gala at the Fern Bank Museum in Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States.

More than 300 guests attended the Ruby Gala. Among the dignitaries attending the Gala includes the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, His Excellency Cui Tiankai, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to U.S., and Li Xiaolin, President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).  Craig Allen, President of U.S.-China Business Council, is the keynote speaker at the Gala.

President Carter said that the relationship is “too important to be destroyed or set back by hatred or misunderstanding between the two countries”.  “The most important bilateral relationship in the world today is the one between the United States and China,” he said. 

Li Qiangmin, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston said that the world is undergoing tremendous changes, and it has never been so important for China and the U.S. to work together. 

Li Xiaolin, President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), expressed gratitude to Carter for pushing forward the development of U.S.-China relations.

Craig Allen, President of the U.S.-China Business Council, delivered a keynote speech, calling for cooperation between the two countries.

Lani Wong, Chair of the National Association of Chinese Americans, thanked the distinguished guests for their presence.

At the Gala, the guests also enjoyed the beautiful songs, dances, and band performances, and toasted the 40th anniversary of U.S.-China relations.

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