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Acting Consul General Liu Jun attended the Opening Ceremony of the 38th Annual Chinatown Summer Fair
2017/08/02

 

On July 18, Acting Consul General Liu Jun attended the Opening Ceremony of 2017 Chinatown Summer Fair held by Chicago Chinatown Foundation and Chicago Chinatown Special Events Committee. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois State Representative Theresa Mah, Alderman of Chicago’s 25th Ward Danny Solis, Alderman of Chicago’s 11th Ward Patrick Thomspon as well as the leaders of the community attended the event.

Acting Consul General Liu Jun delivered a speech at the Opening Ceremony. He said that Chinatown’s Summer Fair, which has been held for 38 years with increasing scale, has become more and more popular among the American public. Today tens of thousands of people gathered here to celebrate an unforgettable summer holiday. Liu Jun expressed his appreciation for the hard work of the event organizers and also thanked the sponsors for their strong support. He said that Summer Fair is not only promoting the Chinese culture and showcasing the strength of unity of the Chinese community, but also bringing more businesses opportunities to Chinatown.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said that Chicago Chinatown is the most thriving and booming Chinatown in the United Sates. Chicago Chinese Community is an outstanding example of immigrant community. All immigrants from China are welcome to join the American family to pursue opportunities for development together.

The Summer Fair started at 10 am. Thousands of people gathered in Wentworth Avenue of Chinatown and made it quite a scene . Various Handcrafts, household items and other goods were waiting for sell. Delicious Chinese food and children’s recreational activities brought lots of pleasures. Splendid Chinese martial arts, dragon dance performances and other exciting programs presented audiences with one after another amazing shows and brought a joyful festival to Chinatown.

Consul Lu Xiaohui and consul Cen Jiande of Oversea Chinese section of the Consulate also attended the event.

刘军代总领事出席芝加哥中国城第38届夏令会开幕式

2017/07/18

7月16日,刘军代总领事出席由芝城华埠基金会和芝加哥华埠特别委员会联合举办的2017中国城夏令会开幕式。伊利诺伊州州长朗纳(Bruce Ranner)、伊州议员马静怡(Theresa Mah)、芝加哥25区区长苏礼仕(Danny Solis)、11区区长唐信(Patrick Thomspon)等政要及社区领袖出席。

刘军代总领事在致辞中表示,中国城夏令会历经38届,规模越来越大,受到越来越多美国民众的欢迎,今天有数万观众云集于此,共同度过一个难忘的夏日。刘军代总领事感谢活动主办方的辛勤工作和赞助商的鼎力支持,表示夏令会不仅弘扬中国文化,展示华人社区团结力量,也为中国城带来更多商机。

朗纳州长在致辞中赞扬芝加哥中国城是全美最欣欣向荣、蓬勃发展的中国城,芝加哥华人社区是优秀移民社区的典范,欢迎所有从中国来的移民加入美国大家庭,共同追求发展机会。

夏令会从上午10时开始,中国城永活街人声鼎沸,人流如织。手工艺品、生活用品等各类商品琳琅满目,中餐美食、儿童游艺活动令人流连忘返,中华武术、舞龙表演等精彩节目将夏令会推向一个又一个高潮,给中国城带来节日般的欢乐。

侨务组长卢晓晖、领事岑建德参加活动。

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