A Message From China’s President!!

It has been an exciting weekend for Utah’s Chinese DLI program!

Friday afternoon the state received an important communication from Ambassador Cui Tiankai at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington DC. Ambassador Cui visited Utah four years ago and toured Cascade Elementary School in Orem as part of his visit. He recalled that experience in his letter, as well as introducing a letter that China’s president, Xi Jinping, had written responding to 4th grade students at Cascade Elementary who sent him Chinese New Year’s cards and greetings. Yes, you read that right, President Xi Jinping wrote a letter to Utah’s DLI students.

The Embassy stated that upon receiving a hard copy of the president’s letter, they will hand-deliver it to Cascade Elementary. We are very honored for our students and program to have received this attention, and reporters flew here from DC yesterday to do interviews with the students, teacher, principal, district and state DLI leadership.

The following includes links to various news articles as well as the letter from President Xi Jingping:

  • President Xi’s Letter
  • https://twitter.com/chineseembinus/status/1228751387183525891?s=21
  • https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/VjRt9Nd46-3EOFF7w3xVSA
  • https://mbd.baidu.com/newspage/data/landingshare?pageType=1&isBdboxFrom=1&context=%7B%22nid%22%3A%22news_9073838640059737259%22%2C%22sourceFrom%22%3A%22bjh%22%7D
  • http://m.news.cctv.com/2020/02/22/ARTIrKahofxuyJCiLI5Jc76w200222.shtml
  • https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/RReoVWh-HneJO3mkVoz9pg