Upon invitation by the Chinese Consul-General in Perth, Mr.LI Shugang, Shandong Association's Executive Committee and a few other members attended the official dinner at the gorgeous Chinese Consulate-General complex on Friday 21st July 2006.
Deputy Consul-General Mr.RUAN Ping and Consul WU Gaozhong also joined the dinner. SAWA President Eddie HWANG led the group of SAWA members to witness Mr.LI's hospitality. ZHANG Hongguang, HAN Baolei, ZHAO Zhuzhu, Jordan G LI, Sue WANG, ZHOU Wei, Gian WANG, Meilu ZHU and Weihong ZHAO were on the guest list as well.
Mr.LI appreciated SAWA's effort in promoting Chinese culture, helping the local Chinese community and supporting the Consulate-General's work. Eddie responded that SAWA members are passionate about their heritage and proud of China's development. SAWA will continue to promote Chinese culture, help local Chinese and support the Chinese Consulate-General. Ms.ZHOU Wei briefed the Consulate officials her recent visit to China as part of the Sixth Culture Tour organized by the Chinese State Overseas Chinese Office.
All the people present enjoyed the delicious dishes prepared by the Chef at the Consulate. More importantly, the strong link between Chinese Consulate-General and SAWA is evident. Chinese people here in Western Australia are building a strong base as the result of our honest and hard work. The strong cultural and economic development in China makes us all very proud. The Chinese Consulate-General in Perth, led by Mr.LI has been helping local Chinese settling down here in Australia and linking back to China when we need to.