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Departing Ambassador: Chinese Americans Have a “Great Responsibility to Defend China’s National Dignity”

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai announced on Monday June 21 that he would be leaving his post to return to China. In his farewell letter, Cui described that “Sino-U.S. relations are at a critical crossroads.” He told the Chinese people in the U.S. that they have a major responsibility to “promote the unification of the motherland” and national rejuvenation.

Cui said that the U.S. policy towards China is at a “crossroads” of “dialogue and cooperation vs confrontation and conflict,” and that Chinese Americans need to contribute to the “Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” In addition to mentioning the ongoing “restructuring” of U.S.-China relations, he also recalled that Chinese Americans have always stood up when China was in “crisis” and “spoken out firmly in defense of national dignity.”

In his farewell letter, on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, he called for Chinese Americans to continue their contribution to the “new journey of building a comprehensive socialist modern state of China.”

Since 2013, Cui, 69, has served as China’s ambassador to the United States for eight years.

Source: Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2021