The annual top ten global news selections of overseas Chinese have been held for 17 consecutive years. According to the organizing committee, the selection lasted for nearly three months and was widely collected from many Chinese-language media, overseas Chinese groups and overseas Chinese departments. After expert review, it was authoritative and representative.
“The top ten news of 2018 overseas Chinese” is:
1.Xi Jinping visited the highest university of overseas Chinese and the University of South China and delivered an important speech.
On October 24, 2018, Xi Jinping came to the University of South China and the University of South China to inspect the school’s teaching and research, cultural studies, and personnel training. Xi Jinping said in an important speech that overseas Chinese are a unique advantage in China’s development. Reform and opening up have a credit for overseas Chinese. He encouraged students to spread the fine Chinese traditional culture to all corners of the country. The speech caused strong repercussions among the teachers and students and the overseas Chinese community.
2.Overseas Chinese and representatives of returned overseas Chinese participated in the celebration of reform and opening up.
On December 18, 2018, the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening up was held in Beijing. The overseas Chinese and representatives of returned overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese said that the speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping inspired the Chinese and Chinese people at home and abroad to realize the great Chinese revival of the Chinese nation. After the meeting, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC Central Committee and the Minister of the United Front Work Department, Yu Quan, met with the delegates. He hoped that overseas Chinese and returned overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese would actively participate in a new round of reform and development, help China fully open up, safeguard the motherland’s reunification, and make new contributions to the Chinese dream of building a well-off society and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
3.The 10th National Congress of Returned Overseas Chinese
On August 29, 2018, the 10th National Congress of Returned Overseas Chinese and Overseas Chinese was opened. Party and state leaders such as Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended the meeting to congratulate. On behalf of the Party Central Committee, Zhao Leji delivered a speech entitled “A New Chapter of National Rejuvenation for the Power of Consolidating Overseas Chinese in the New Era.” On behalf of the Ninth Committee of the Chinese Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Wan Lijun, the executive chairman of the Presidium of the General Assembly, gave a report to the General Assembly. The meeting also commended the advanced collectives and individuals of the National Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese.
4.The Ministry of Public Security pushes eight entry and exit measures to facilitate overseas residence of overseas Chinese visa holders
On February 1, 2018, the eight entry and exit facilitation measures introduced by the Ministry of Public Security began to be implemented, effectively improving the efficiency of Chinese and overseas Chinese.
5.Announcement and Suggestions on the Report on the Protection of Overseas Chinese Rights and Interests
On June 4, 2018, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress promulgated the “Opinions and Suggestions on the Report on the Protection of Overseas Chinese’s Rights and Interests”, marking the work of protecting overseas Chinese in accordance with the law to a new level.
6.One hundred years after the end of World War I, the countries commemorated the Chinese workers. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I
7.Three countries, including Dominica, have established diplomatic relations or diplomatic relations with China, benefiting overseas Chinese
In 2018, the Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso and El Salvador established diplomatic relations or diplomatic relations with China, and overseas Chinese were highly appraised. The normalization of bilateral relations has benefited the overseas Chinese.
8.The “Southern Overseas Aircraft Archives” is included in the “World Memory Asia Pacific Directory”.
At the end of May 2018, the “Southern Overseas Workers Archives” in the archives of the Yunnan Provincial Archives was included in the “World Memory Asia Pacific Directory” by the UNESCO World Commission for Engineering Asia-Pacific. The “Southern Overseas Aircraft Archives” truly recorded more than 3,200 Nanyang overseas Chinese volunteers to return to China to resist the Japanese process.
9.Vancouver, Canada apologizes for discriminating against Chinese history
On the afternoon of April 22, 2018, the then Mayor of Vancouver, Canada, Luo Pinxin apologized to the Chinese community on behalf of the City Council and the Municipal Government for discriminating against the Chinese history. The apology that was late for more than a hundred years comforted the hearts of overseas Chinese.
10.Brazil established “China Immigration Day”
In June 2018, the then Brazilian President Temer personally signed the decree and established August 15th as the “Chinese Immigration Day”, affirming the contribution of overseas Chinese to Brazil’s economic and social construction.