Dear Fellow Compatriots,
As I arrive in the United States and begin my tenure as the 12th Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America, I wish to reach out to you at the first opportunity, and bring you hearty greetings and best wishes from the motherland.
The well-being of each and every one of you is close to the heart of our motherland, just as you all follow her development with deep care. Back home, guided by the blueprint drawn at the 20th CPC National Congress, the 1.4 billion-plus Chinese people are rolling up their sleeves to advance high-quality development and high-standard opening-up, and pursue national rejuvenation through a Chinese path to modernization, so that every Chinese can live a better life. A China marching toward modernity is a boon to the Chinese people and to countries across the world. You are most welcome to visit China often to experience the progress of the country and find opportunities there for self-fulfillment.
The Chinese community in the United States is a bridge that connects the two countries, and you all have a stake in China-U.S. relations. Now China-U.S. relations are experiencing serious difficulties. This is not what China wants to see, nor is it in the fundamental interests of the Chinese and American people, as you must have felt. China has a consistent and clear position on its relations with the U.S. We are committed to the three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation put forward by President Xi Jinping, and wish to work with the U.S. to explore the right way for the two countries to get along in the new era. This is my mission as Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. The journey ahead may be long and arduous, but perseverance will take one to the destination. My colleagues and I will rise to the challenge, and work diligently to fulfil our responsibilities. In this process, your support, involvement and contribution would be most valuable.
Blood is thicker than water. Serving the Chinese nationals overseas and protecting your lawful rights and interests is what all Chinese diplomats must do and do well. My colleagues in the Embassy and I will always be there for you. We will help you resolve difficulties and take concrete actions to foster more favorable conditions and environment for your work and life in the U.S.
I look forward to meeting old friends here soon and making new ones. Please feel free to come and visit us at the Embassy.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of
The People’s Republic of China to the United States of America
May 23, 2023