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June 12th Banquet Welcoming
New Chinese Consul General in Chicago

中国驻芝加哥总领馆杨国强总领事, 谢云亮副总领事,余海霞领事,余学勇领事,许松庆领事于六月十二日抵达堪萨斯市。在对华友好协会及西安市姐妹城市的安排下,堪萨市代理市长Skaggs,当地华人代表及对华友好人士参与了接风宴,并为第六届堪城国际龙舟节做总结性讲话。

堪城华人联络网主席薛鹏峰,刘晓林,陆兵等,KC 公园管理局局长Fierro及管理局成员,KU学生会顾问黄教授,美中友好协会堪城会会长Joyce及代表,Nelson博物馆中国馆馆长及夫人,清华校友会会长刘光,丝路舞蹈团队长赵亚萍,斯诺基金会副会长Robert,Truman图书馆馆长Devine 及夫人, 等共计七十五位代表参加了接风宴。

对华友好协会会长,龙舟节主办方主席钱行俭先生致开幕辞,堪城代市长Bill Skaggs代表全体与会人员及堪萨斯城全体工作人员欢迎杨总的光临,杨总做简短致辞。

谢总亦就华人内部的矛盾发表了意见,期望各团体可以精诚合作,求同存异,为共同提高华人的地位而努力。

June 12th night at Princess Garden, local Chinese community leaders together with those who interested in Chinese culture and business hold a banquet welcoming new Chinese Consul General in Chicago, Mr. Guoqiang Yang, and his team.

Consul General Yang and his wife, Deputy Consul General Xie, Consul Yu, Consul Yu and Consul Xu flight in from Chicago to attend sixth dragon boat festival.

Mayor Pro tem - Bill Skaggs and his wife, Edgar Snow fund VP, KC Park Board President, Nelson arts China house president, Plaza Rotary club, Board member from the Society for Friendship with China and Xi’an sister city, Truman Library President and wife, and USSCF president and board members together with local Chinese representatives, KCCA president Daniel Pengfeng Xue, together with Bing Lu and Patrick Liu, KU Vice Chancellor, KUMC advisory board, Silk Road dance academy Yaping Zhao and Tsinghua Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City Area, president Jack Liu ect, total 75 guests attended the dinner.

Bob Chien, President of the Society for Friendship with China and the Chairman of the dragon boat festival opened the conversation by appreciate the hard work the volunteers did and thanks for the great efforts to change those in needed students living in rural area; Mayor Pro tem welcome Consul General to KC and Consul General thanks for everyone to make this event happen and thanks for the organizer to promote Chinese culture.

Dinner ended around 9:00pm.

Organizer Marcia Cooper
Photo by Linda Hanley.

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