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Consul General Li Qiangmin attended Houston Celebrates Yao Mingreception

On February 2, Consul General Li Qiangmin attended the Houston Celebrates Yao Mingreception hosted by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at the City Hall in honor ofMr. Yao Ming, the basketball superstar.

In his remarks, Consul General Li said that in recent years, the cooperation between China and Houston in trade, investment, education and tourism has been growing rapidly. This is in line with Yao Ming's influence as the"Houston Friendship Ambassador" and his contribution to promoting bilateral cooperation.Consul General Li called on the people of all walks of life to join hands to continue promoting to the mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese and Unites States peoples.

Mayor Turner and representative of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee issued Mr. Yao Ming proclamationswhich highly praised his outstanding contribution in expanding the international visibility of Houston, and promoting cooperation with China.



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