Former U.S. president Carter sends letter of congratulation on China's National Day

08:43, September 28, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has sent a letter of congratulation to the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to honor the upcoming China's National Day.

In a letter to China's Consulate General in Houston Gao Yanping, Carter, a key person in the establishment of Sino-U.S. diplomatic relations decades ago, extended his best wishes on the 61st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

"We congratulate you as you celebrate your many achievements over the past 61 years," the former president said.

"When Deng Xiaoping and I announced the establishment of diplomatic relationship between our two countries 31 years ago, neither of us anticipated the great economic and social transformation that has changed the lives of the Chinese people," Carter said.

"As we mark the birthday of the People's Republic of China, I hope that our bilateral relationship will continue to thrive through mutual respect, understanding, and the close relationships formed between Chinese and American citizens," he said.



  • Do you have anything to say?



Related Channel News

Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese Navy soldiers hold an evening party marking the upcoming 62nd National Day aboard Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in the Pacific on Sept. 28, 2011. The Chinese National Day falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows the crowd at the plaza of Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. The railway transportation witnessed a travel peak with the approach of the seven-day National Day holidays on Friday. (Xinhua)
  • A man wearing high-heel shoes takes part in the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Hot Forum Discussion