The picture shows the scene of the 17th Congress of Returned Overseas Chinese and Family Members in Xiamen.Photo by Li Siyuan
Chinanews.com, Xiamen, January 9th (Reporter Li Siyuan) “Xiamen is the hometown of Mr. Tan Kah Kee, the patriotic overseas Chinese leader and the first chairman of the China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. It is also a famous hometown of overseas Chinese in the country.” At the 17th Congress of Returned Overseas Chinese and Families of Overseas Chinese in Xiamen, it was stated that the advantages of “overseas Chinese” in Xiamen are very prominent. As the earliest overseas Chinese organization established in China, the Xiamen Overseas Chinese Federation should vigorously promote the “Jiageng Spirit” and gather together to realize the Chinese dream. overseas Chinese power.
On that day, more than 200 overseas Chinese representatives at home and abroad were invited to attend the meeting. At present, there are nearly 5,000 overseas Chinese-funded enterprises in Xiamen, accounting for half of the city’s foreign-funded enterprises. At the same time, more than 3,000 overseas Chinese who have completed their studies have come to start their own businesses.
Zhuang Rongliang, deputy mayor of Xiamen who attended the opening ceremony, said that he would actively support the development of overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese enterprises in Xiamen, give full play to the advantages of the overseas Chinese community, use family, nostalgia, and friendship as ties, and base on blood, geography, and business ties. “Bridge”, attracting investment and intelligence, attracting more overseas funds, technologies and talents to gather in Xiamen.
“‘Gathering overseas Chinese with heart’ is a good ‘caring person’. Xiamen has always cared about the well-being of overseas Chinese, serving overseas Chinese with heart and affection, and sincerely doing good things, doing practical things, and solving problems for overseas Chinese.” Zhuang Rongliang’s speech aroused the presence of overseas Chinese representatives resonance.
Lin Yanbin, member of the Xiamen Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, was deeply moved, “The returned overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese who are concerned about their homeland and overseas Chinese have participated in and witnessed the construction of the Xiamen Special Economic Zone for more than 40 years. In the future, we will continue to use our expertise to help overseas Chinese-funded enterprises develop high-quality through professionalism. “
The meeting elected a new leadership team of the Xiamen Overseas Chinese Federation, and Chen Junyong was elected as the chairman of the 17th Committee of the Xiamen Overseas Chinese Federation. The meeting produced 152 members of the 17th Committee of Xiamen Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese; Chen Lianhe and Wang Dexian were hired as honorary chairmen of the 17th Committee of Xiamen Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. He Xiuzhen, executive vice minister of the United Front Work Department of the Xiamen Municipal Party Committee, director of the Municipal Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, and first-level inspector, attended the closing ceremony and congratulated the newly elected 17th leadership team, standing committee members and committee members of the Municipal Overseas Chinese Federation.
Xiamen is rich in overseas Chinese resources. According to incomplete statistics, there are about 12,000 returned overseas Chinese in the city, 168,000 returned overseas Chinese and family members from Hong Kong and Macao, and 468,000 overseas Chinese. 102 overseas Chinese groups from 47 countries and regions settled in Xiamen Liaison Headquarters of Overseas Chinese Associations. (Finish)