On the afternoon of October 13, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited the opening area of Xiaogongyuan Park in Shantou city, Guangdong, exchanged views with citizens and fully recognized the contributions of overseas Chinese. "One of the most important characteristics of overseas Chinese is that they love their country, their hometown and their family," Xi said. This is the Chinese people, Chinese culture, Chinese spirit and Chinese heart. China's reform and opening-up as well as its development and construction are inseparable from the large number of Chinese overseas Chinese who have their hearts set on the motherland."
In this regard, overseas Chinese have said that General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech fully affirmed the older generation of overseas Chinese in the motherland's reform and opening up and economic development and construction of the contribution. They said they would follow the footsteps of the older generation of overseas Chinese and actively participate in China's reform and opening up and economic construction.
Nan Geng Xu, overseas adviser of Hunan FOC and President of African Overseas Chinese Weekly, said Xi's important speech is a great inspiration to new overseas Chinese who have been abroad for more than 20 years. The Overseas Chinese in Africa will, in accordance with what General Secretary Xi Jinping has said, become excellent Chinese, spread Chinese culture and carry forward the Chinese spirit, so as to forge a sincere Chinese heart.
'As the motherland has become stronger, the status of overseas Chinese has gradually improved and their struggle has become more vigorous,' said Xie Xiaochu, an overseas consultant with Hunan FOC and chairman of the Dutch Chinese Young Entrepreneurs Association. After the epidemic, overseas Chinese living in Europe have been more deeply aware of the political advantages of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The Overseas Chinese in Europe will, against the backdrop of "great changes unseen in a century", make their voice heard and play China's role more forcefully.
Li Li, overseas member of Hunan FOC, executive chairman of Chinese Computer Society for Chinese Scholars in Germany and President of Nuremberg Chinese School in Germany, said that President Xi jinping's words confirmed the nature of overseas Chinese's love for their home and patriotism, as well as the unity of their feelings towards the country. Overseas Chinese will rely on the strong motherland and make good use of the platform to make academic and cultural exchanges and talent flow between China and foreign countries indispensable options for the work of Chinese communities.
Lan Guangxiang, overseas member of Hunan FOC and President of The Hunan Chamber of Commerce in Algeria, felt deeply. He said that General Secretary Xi Jinping has been deeply touched by his sincere feelings of not forgetting and keeping the Overseas Chinese in mind. With the affirmation of General Secretary Xi Jinping, the overseas Chinese will have more confidence to create greater miracles together with the motherland.
Zhao Bin, member of Hunan FOC, vice President of st. Petersburg Russia overseas Chinese association, said Xi fully affirmed the overseas Chinese in the process of construction of the motherland to make contribution, overseas Chinese spirit is encouraged, it is not only recognition of overseas Chinese in the past work, but a motivation of overseas Chinese in the new period. The 60 million overseas Chinese will stand firmly with the motherland and the people and make contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
Huang Fang, secretary of the Party Committee of Hunan FOC, said that overseas Chinese were a "bridge" to promote exchanges and cooperation between China and the rest of the world, and an important force to jointly build the Chinese dream. Overseas Chinese communities across the province would follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era to study and implement Xi.