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Consul General Huang Ping Visits Comcast and Chinatown in Philadelphia
2020/03/10

On February 27th, Consul General Huang Ping visited the headquarter of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, and met with Michael Cavanagh, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Corporation, Kimberly Harris, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, and visited Chinatown in Philadelphia. Deputy Consul General Qian Jin accompanied during this visit.

Huang Ping said that Pennsylvania has a long history of exchanges and cooperation with China. As the Chinese middle class and the consumer market continues to expand, US companies have great potential for cooperation with China. We hope that Comcast continues its efforts to cooperate with China, enhance people-to-people exchanges, and contribute to the Sino-US relations based on coordination, cooperation, and stability.

Huang Ping said that the Consulate General in New York is committed to promoting friendly cooperation between China and the 10 states within our consular district. Though China-US relations encounter some problems currently, we believe that cooperation and friendship is in accordance with people's wishes and the only right option for China and the US. Comcast Corporation is not only the participator of the increasingly close cultural exchanges, but also the contributor and beneficiary of deeper economic exchanges between China and the US. The NBC and the Universal Studios Theme Park in Beijing are witnesses of the in-depth development of Sino-US economic and trade relations and increasingly close cultural exchanges. The Consulate General will do its best to facilitate the exchange and enhance mutual understanding between our two peoples.

Huang Ping emphasized that the Chinese government and the Chinese people have made great efforts and sacrifices in the fight with the COVID-19 epidemic, and adopted all-around strict prevention and control measures. China's prevention and control practices have earned valuable time and experience for other countries. The epidemic cannot be ignored, and countries including China and the United States need to strengthen cooperation and jointly respond. We hope that the NBC and other U.S. media will objectively and fairly report China's efforts to control the epidemic.

Michael and Kimberley said that Comcast Corporation attaches great importance to the Chinese market and is full of confidence in China's economic prospects. NBC, a subsidiary of the conglomerate, is one of the largest television stations in the United States. It has more than 30 years of history in China. Universal Studios Theme Park moves ahead smoothly in Beijing. The Corporation is committed to promoting the Sino-US cultural exchanges and cooperation. The Chinese Consulate General in New York facilitates the Corporation's visas to China. The unity and efforts of the Chinese government and people in the fight against the epidemic are commendable, and they have accumulated important experience for countries in fighting the epidemic. The epidemic will not change the long-term trend of the Chinese economy. China will overcome the epidemic soon.

After the meeting, Consul General Huang Ping visited the Comcast Technology Center and attended the Comcast Diplomatic Mission reception with other representatives of the diplomatic missions in the eastern United States. Huang Ping briefed the participating diplomats on the Chinese government's measures and latest progress in combating the COVID-19, and emphasized that while fighting its own epidemic, China will work with the international community to share information and experience, strengthen communication and cooperation, and jointly maintain international public health security. Diplomats from various countries complimented China for its tremendous efforts to fight the epidemic, expressed support to the Chinese people and frontline medical workers, and expressed its confidence in China to overcome the epidemic at the earliest date.

Comcast Corporation, which was founded in 1963, is a media and telecommunication conglomerate, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is largest cable TV and Internet access service provider in the United States and a Fortune 500 company. The Corporation has subsidiaries such as NBC universal, Xfinity, Universal Pictures, and Universal Theme Parks.

Consul General Huang Ping also visited Chinatown, Philadelphia, and met with representatives of the local overseas Chinese community to promote the prosperity of the local business affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Huang Ping called on the people to view the epidemic objectively and calmly, avoid overreaction and eliminate discrimination, and contribute to the Sino-US people-to-people exchanges.

At Chinatown, Consul General Huang Ping was interviewed by local media about China's efforts to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.

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