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Sec. Gale Hosts Visitors from Chinese Embassy

April 29, 2014

Sec. Gale hosted visitors from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington D.C. on April 29. The stop in Nebraska was the last for the group which also went to Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. Sec. Gale arranged a reception at the Nebraska Club, also attended by various representatives of state government and Nebraska businesses.

Secretary Gale welcomed government and business leaders from Guizhou Province in China to the State Capitol on June 17 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the sister state-province relationship

Sec. Gale presents gifts to Minister LI Jie of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. The visiting delegation met with Gov. Heineman, Speaker of the Legislature, Senator Adams and representatives from U.S. Senator Johnanns' office and U.S. Senator Fischer's office.


 

During the morning ceremony, Sec. Gale exchanged flags with Ms. Goude Chen, vice president of the Guizhou Provincial People’s Association for Friendship

Sec. Gale makes presentation to Mr. ZHA Liyou, counsellor and deputy director of the Department of Congressional and Sub-National Affairs at the Chinese Embassy.


Sec. Gale also addressed the visiting delegates and presented each of them with an Honorary Citizenship

Sec. Gale makes presentation to Mr. WANG Shiquan, third secretary, Political Section of the Chinese Embassy. Mr. Wang and Mr. Zha previously visited Nebraska in October, attending a diplomatic conference hosted by Sec. Gale.


The sister state-province relationship is intended to promote cultural and commercial relations. Guizhou Province is a subtropical province in southwest China covering 67,000 square miles and a population of nearly 40 million people

Sec. Gale presents Mr. MENG Fang with a certificate making him an honorary citizen of Nebraska. He is the consul and first secretary in the Consular Department of the Chinese Embassy.