The 2016 Sino-U.S. tourism year opened on February 29 2016 in Beijing. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to the opening ceremony.
President Xi pointed out that jointly holding ¡°2016 Sino-U.S. tourism year¡± is an important achievement the two sides reached during I paid a state visit to the United States last September.On the occasion of the opening the 2016 Sino-U.S. tourism year , on behalf of the Chinese government and people and in my own name, I would like to extend warm congratulations on the Conference. I also want to extend warm welcome to the friends coming all the way from America.
President Xi pointed out , since the Establishment of China-US Diplomatic Relations have been 37 years.China-US relations have achieved historic growth.In recently years,China and the United States worked together to build a new model of major-country relationship.We have carried out effective coordination and cooperation on regional and global issues in many fields. China-US cooperation has not only brought benefit the two countries and the two peoples. But also has contributed to peace, stability and prosperity of the world.
President Xi said, China and the United States both have a splendid culture and beautiful scenery. The peoples of the two countries have a strong desire to deepen their understanding and enhance their friendship.I hope two sides take this opportunity to expand personnel exchanges , strengthen cultural communication and foster a more thick public opinion and social basis for the development of Sino-US relations.Welcome more American friends to travel in China. I wish 2016 Sino-U.S. tourism year have a complete success.