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
-- George Bush, Former US President
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
-- Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
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
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
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
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
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
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
-- Pete Olson, Member of US Congress
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
-- 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