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Proclamations Received

  "The Statue of Confucius presents us an opportunity to increase the cultural exchanges between China and the United States. I am sure that it will become a unique symbol of the friendship and mutual understanding between the people of China and the United Sates."

-- Zhou Wenzhong, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United Sates of America

   "The Statue is truly wonderful gift to the City of Houston from the people of China, and we are grateful for this expression of friendship. China-US relations are vitally important, and the more we know about the history of China, the better it is for my country."

-- George Bush, Former US President

  "As governor of Texas, I am pleased to extend greetings as you gather to celebrate the dedication of the Great Confucius Statue which honors the 2560th anniversary of Great Confucius and 30 years of Sino-US diplomatic relations."

-- Rick Perry, Governor of Texas

  "I am a firm believer that projects like this can build bridges between people as well as nations. This statue is yet another way to erect stronger and better ties between the United States and China and other East Asian countries."

-- James A. Baker, III, Former U.S. Secretary of State 

  "I am delighted to learn that the Confucius Statue, presented by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston and Houston Chinese Community, is being dedicated today in Hermann Park, Houston, I would like to express my sincere Congratulations."

-- Han Xikai, President of China Confucius Foundation

"We have reason to believe, the establishment of Great Confucius Statue in Houston, Texas, marks a new historical new point for the educational exchange between China and the United States.

-- Zhou Ji, Minister of Education, People's Republic of China

  "Today we honor the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of Sino-US diplomatic relations. This dedication also marks the 2560th anniversary of Great Confucius. The Great Confucius Statue binds the Chinese and American people and will enrich the Cultural diversity of the city of Houston and the United States of America."

-- Sheila Jackson Lee, Member of US Congress

  "Allow me to add my congratulations to the many I know you are receiving on the Dedication Ceremony of the Confucius Statue, a gift from China to Houston, honoring the 2560th anniversary of Great Confucius and the 30th anniversary of Sino-US diplomatic relations."

-- John Culberson, Member of US Congress

  "My hope is, as you state, that this statue will serve as a token of goodwill and friendship between the Chinese and American people. You should be proud of your accomplishment, realized here today at the Dedication Ceremony."

-- Pete Olson, Member of US Congress

  "On Behalf of the constituents of the Ninth Congressional District of Texas, I take great pride in commending the Consulate, the Dedication Ceremony Chairman and Co-Chair and Committee for recognizaing the values and principles of Confucius and the harmony that this doctrine conveys."

-- Al Green, Member of US Congress

  " I, ED Emmett, County Judge of Harris County, Texas, hereby proclaim Saturday, September 26, 2009, as Great Confucius Sculpture Day in Harris County, Texas, and further extend best wishes for an enjoyable and inspring dedication."

-- Ed Emmett, County Judge of Harris County, Texas


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