Mr. Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States, attended the ceremony with his wife. He fully acknowledged  the important contributions made by the overseas Chinese in promoting the development of Sino-US relations. He said that the Chinese government will continue to  work on some unstable factors in the development of international relations and work to promote the healthy, stable and sustainable development of Sino-US relations from the fundamental interests of the people of China and the United States.

During the meeting, President Wang Qing of CCCC exchanged views with Consul General Tang Li of the Chinese Embassy and Deputy Consul General Li Min, and exchanged views on the preliminary intention of the city of Raleigh, North Carolina to form a friendly and cooperative city with Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

Hundreds of representatives from overseas Chinese organizations, entrepreneurs and scholars from the US and China attended the reception.