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Text of report by Chinese news agency Zhongguo Xinwen She
Beijing, 29 December: China, which takes the new century as the starting point for another takeoff, has continued to regard overseas Chinese nationals and those residing in China as a "unique opportunity" for attaining major development and, consequently, carried out the work related to overseas Chinese in a more active and lively way.
Viewed as a whole, China's overseas Chinese affairs in the first year of the new century show the following features: numerous activities, new forms, good planning, and far-reaching influence.
This year alone, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council has organized nearly 10 major activities, involving industrial and commercial, economic, cultural, and many other areas. Some activities have been introduced for the first time, and some have become …