Letter from Ambassador Xie Feng to Chinese Students in the United States

Dear Chinese Students,

Upon arriving here as the 12th Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America, I’m writing to extend my most sincere greetings and best wishes to you all!

The well-being of Chinese students abroad is a high priority for our motherland. Traveling across the Pacific, you have overcome a lot of difficulties, including the COVID pandemic, to pursue greater heights in your study and research. In all of you, I see the fortitude and perseverance that define the Chinese nation. I am truly proud of you.

President Xi Jinping noted that a country will be full of hope and a nation can look forward to a bright future when its younger generation has ideals, abilities and a strong sense of responsibility. The Chinese Dream of great national rejuvenation can only be realized with the hard work of generation after generation of young people.

    I stand ready to serve our country together with you. Let us carry forward the tradition of loving our country and studying abroad to serve the motherland. I encourage you to observe and embrace the world with the motherland in mind, and build our country and serve the people with a global vision. Let us build a fulfilling life in the process of advancing Chinese modernization and contribute our intellect and strength to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

    I stand ready to build bridges of communication together with you. Every one of you is a window for the world to learn about China and a bond linking the Chinese and American people. At a time of serious difficulties and challenges in China-U.S. relations, I hope that all of you, with your deep understanding of both China and the West, will tell China’s story well, present a true China to your American friends, and contribute to greater mutual understanding and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.

    I stand ready to help as you realize your youthful dreams. The time in school and university is the best time of one’s life. I hope you will make the most of youth. I encourage you to set your sight on the world and the future, take in knowledge like a sponge, and master true expertise and practical skills to pursue constant self-improvement. I also hope you will stay united, value friendship, help one another, exercise more and put safety first. Our motherland and your families all hope you will enjoy good health and academic success and fulfill your dreams.

Dear Chinese students, you can always count on our motherland and on the Embassy. Come what may, I for one and my colleagues in the Embassy and Consulates will always stand by your side, listen to your views and concerns, and do everything we can to facilitate your studies and employment. We will always have your back, and foster a safe and reassuring environment for your studies and stay. You can seek our help whenever you are in need.

There is still much I wish to talk to you about. I look forward to meeting you soon!


Xie Feng

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of

The People’s Republic of China to the United States of America

May 23, 2023