On 31 May 2022, the Commemoration Meeting Marking the 40th Anniversary of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) was held in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, sent a congratulatory letter to CSCLF. Wang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, attended and addressed the meeting. You Quan, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, read out the congratulatory letter by President Xi at the meeting. Li Bin, Vice-Chairperson of the CPPCC National Committee and Chairperson of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, made a speech. Zheng Jianbang, Vice-Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, attended the meeting. Representatives of relevant parties delivered congratulatory messages, and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) sent a congratulatory letter to the occasion. Those who also attended the meeting include heads of relevant departments and organisations.
Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), attended the meeting upon invitation and sent a congratulatory letter to the CSCLF on the 40th anniversary of its founding. The letter mentioned that Mme. Soong Ching Ling was not only a great patriot of China, but also a great practitioner of ASEAN-China friendship. Over the years, CSCLF has attached great importance to ASEAN-China relations, and made positive contributions to deepening people-to-people exchanges as well as promoting mutual understanding among peoples, and has played an important role in carrying forward the ASEAN-China friendship from generation to generation. ACC is ready to join hands with CSCLF to deepen the ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for more concrete results.