The much-anticipated meeting between the heads of state of China and the United States was recently concluded, during which many Chinese people from Southern California visitedsan franciscosupport, 91 yearslos angelesZeng Wenjian, an old overseas Chinese, worked tirelessly to visit the scene for four consecutive days. that was onceXi JinpingWhen I was working in Xiamen I had a subordinate and also an old friend whom I have known for many years.
Zeng Wenjian, 91 years old this year, is the honorary president of the Xiamen Federation of America. Zeng Wenjian was still visiting relatives in mainland China when he heard that President Xi Jinping would be visiting San Francisco to attend the APEC summit. Zeng Wenjian said that after learning the news, he immediately bought a return ticket and quickly returned to Los Angeles. “The meeting between the top heads of state of China and the United States is a major event that affects the world. President Xi is my old leader and old friend. Although we cannot meet in person, I want to go to the scene for support will be. “
When Zeng Wenjian returned to Los Angeles to adjust to jet lag, he caught a cold. He was hesitant in going to the spot because he was afraid of infecting his colleagues. However, after careful consideration and the improvement of his health, Zeng Wenjian finally decided to move to San Francisco. Jester Cheng, vice president of the Xiamen Federation of America, said that at 6 am on the first day of departure from Los Angeles, Zeng Wenjian took the bus with everyone and went straight to No. 2 Street in San Francisco at 2 pm to participate. reception. During the event, 91-year-old Zeng Wenjian actively walked in front of the team. He was very tired, so he sat down on the small bench he had brought with him to rest.
Recalling the four-day trip, Zeng Wenjian said that it was indeed very difficult. He used to leave early and come back late every day. They had to reach the spot before breakfast was over and have a packed lunch outside at noon. The biggest test for this 90 year old man during this period was walking long distances. Many times he walked continuously for more than a mile or two. Zeng Wenjian said that at the end of the day, he returned to the hotel in the evening when he was tired. I tried my best, “I’m thinking in my heart, I can’t get sick, I have to persevere.”
Cheng Zhangyi remembered that scene. He said that every time the team set off, Zeng Wenjian would leave early because he was worried about being left behind and being overtaken by everyone. “We wanted to help him, but he didn’t want to help and tried not to disturb others.” On the last day of the trip, the big team we left at 7 am and waited at the spot till 4 pm. Everyone bid farewell to Xi Jinping’s plane departure in the rain. It was morning the next day when we returned to Los Angeles. Although it is very difficult, Zeng Wenjian believes that participating in such an event is very worthwhile and meaningful. “The next time President Xi visits the United States, I will also go.”
Zeng Wenjian recalled that in the 1980s, when Xi Jinping was the deputy mayor of Xiamen, he was engaged in foreign affairs work in the Xiamen municipal government. At that time, he worked directly under the leadership of Xi Jinping. Both were not only superiors and subordinates, but also friends. Zeng Wenjian moved to the United States after retiring in 1989. Since then, he has returned to Fujian and Hangzhou several times. He has had personal meetings with Xi Jinping and has a close friendship. Zeng Wenjian also said that when Xi Jinping was the secretary of the Municipal Party Committee in Fuzhou, he visited the United States several times, and Zeng Wenjian tried to visit him every time. One year when he visited Los Angeles, Zeng Wenjian and several foreign Chinese people from Fujian Association held a dinner to welcome Xi Jinping and his party. The person responsible for transporting passengers to and from the airport.
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