Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, attends a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the China Vocational Education Association in Beijing, capital of China, May 5, 2017. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, attended Friday's celebration.
Yu spoke of the association's glorious history, saying that it is a pioneer of China's modern vocational education, an important organization in strengthening and developing united front work and a major force in providing social services.
Yu asked the association to unite domestic and overseas vocational education workers, play its role in boosting modern vocational education, improve social services and carry forward fine traditions.
Xi's letter was read by Sun Chunlan, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee.
The CVEA was founded in 1917 by dozens of Chinese figures in educational and industrial fields.