Xinhua reported from the State Council’s Oversea Chinese Affairs Office that the Fourth Assembly of the Chairmen of Overseas Professional Associations took place in Wuhan on September 14. More than 80 major leaders of overseas professional associations from 12 countries such as the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Australia, and Japan attended the assembly.
The State Council’s Oversea Chinese Affairs Office has organized such conferences since 2005. So far, more than 240 leaders from around 200 professional associations around the world have attended the conferences. They are from various areas of expertise, including biopharmaceuticals, information, environment and energy, medicine, transportation, finance and trade.
The United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee, September, 15, 2010