Wei Chengyi of Hualian General Assembly was met by President Xi Jinping
2019-05-29

On May 28, 2019, Beijing time, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Xi Jinping cordially met with all delegates attending the Ninth World Overseas Chinese Association Fellowship Meeting and the China Overseas Friendship Association's Fifth Session of the Council in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Central Committee and the State Council extended a warm welcome and heartfelt congratulations to all Chinese and overseas Chinese.

  Wang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, attended the meeting.

As the permanent honorary chairman of the Toronto Chinese Association, and the famous overseas Chinese leader Wei Chengyi, as the representative of the overseas Chinese in the Katong area, he was gratefully received by the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Xi Jinping. President Xi Jinping and Wei Chengyi cordially shook hands and greeted him.

President Xi Jinping and Wei Chengyi cordially shake hands (CCTV video screenshot)

Chairman Wei Chengyi’s photo position is on the left side of the first row of overseas representatives (video screenshot)

Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Minister of the United Front Work Department, Yu Quan, attended the meeting and delivered a speech at the fifth session of the China Overseas Friendship Association held in the morning. The meeting fully affirmed the achievements of the Fourth Council of the China Overseas Friendship Association, deeply analyzed the opportunities and challenges faced by Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and overseas networking work, and called on the directors of the Hailian Association to take the guidance of Xi Jinping's new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics as the guide and unite. Unite and work together to make greater contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, deepening a new round of opening up to the outside world, promoting the peaceful reunification of the motherland, and advancing mutual understanding of human civilization.

The meeting reviewed and approved the work report of the Fourth Council of the China Overseas Friendship Association, the resolution on the merger of the China Overseas Friendship Association and the China Overseas Exchange Association, and the Constitution of the China Overseas Friendship Association. The meeting elected Yu Quan, the president of the China Overseas Friendship Association, and elected 26 vice presidents and 230 executive directors.

  The 9th World Overseas Chinese Association Meeting will be held on May 29, and more than 450 overseas Chinese community leaders from more than 90 countries and regions will attend the conference.

  Ding Xuexiang, Wan Gang and Batel participated in the activities.

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