Pres­i­dent salutes Rewi Al­ley as ‘great sol­dier of in­ter­na­tion­al­ism’

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE - — XU WEI

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping has called on the In­ter­na­tional Com­mit­tee for the Pro­mo­tion of Chi­nese In­dus­trial Co­op­er­a­tives to con­tinue in­ter­na­tional ex­changes and to make new con­tri­bu­tions to world peace and devel­op­ment, as the or­ga­ni­za­tion cel­e­brates the 120th birthday of one of its founders.

In a let­ter to the or­ga­ni­za­tion and Beijing Bailie Univer­sity, which was also founded by Rewi Al­ley (1897-1987), Xi lauded Al­ley as a “great sol­dier of in­ter­na­tion­al­ism and an old friend of the Chi­nese peo­ple”.

Al­ley, also a fa­mous so­cial ac­tivist who helped build friendly re­la­tions be­tween China and New Zealand, lived and worked in China for 60 years.

Al­ley stood to­gether with the Chi­nese peo­ple re­gard­less of the sit­u­a­tion and built a bridge of friend­ship be­tween the two peo­ples, Xi said.

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