Chinese Consul General in Houston Cai Wei (R) addresses a grand flag raising ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Houston, the United States, Sept. 28, 2019. Overseas Chinese from all walks of life in Houston held the grand flag raising ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, which falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Liu Liwei)
HOUSTON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Overseas Chinese from all walks of life in Houston, Texas, the United States, held a grand flag raising ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, which falls on Oct. 1.
The flag raising ceremony was held at Chinese Civic Center in Houston. Around 100 people including the staff from the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, representatives of local Chinese communities and school students attended the event.
Delivering a speech, Chinese Consul General in Houston Cai Wei said that in the past 70 years, China has achieved great success that is admired by the world.
With a civilization dating back 5,000 years, China will maintain its strategic strength and cultural self-confidence, continuing along the path of its choice toward determined direction, he said.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. In the past decades, China-U.S. relationship has gone through ups and downs, making great achievements beyond imagination, Cai said.
"Win-win cooperation and mutual exchanges are the only right choice for the two countries. China and the United States need and must find a way for long-term collaboration," he noted.
At the flag raising ceremony, local singer and school students also brought dragon and lion dances as well as singing performances to the audience.