|Consul General HONG Lei Arrived in Chicago|
Mr.HONG Lei, the new Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago, has arrived in the city of Chicago and assumed his office from July 22, 2016.
In an interview with local Chinese media at the O’Hare airport upon his arrival, Consul General HONG Lei extended cordial greetings to local Chinese community. He said that, with the unprecedented development of China-US relations and the unprecedented scale of common interest between China and US, our two nations are shouldering unprecedented responsibilities to safeguard the peace,prosperity and stability of the world. We should keep the bilateral ties developing steadily on a healthy track so as to benefit our nations and people.
Consul General HONG Lei noted that all the nine states within the consular district of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago are showing strong desires to develop closer ties with China. As a new Consul General, he will devote himself to working with people from all walks of life in the Midwest, with the aim of strengthening China-U.S. Relations, to further promote pragmatic cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between China and the region. He will also dedicate himself as always to providing good services to the local Chinese community, who has played an important role in promoting China-US ties and the development of our two nations, as well as to the Chinese students.
Consul General HONG Lei was a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry before this posting, and he spent years working in Chinese Embassy in Netherlands and Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco.