Chi­nese Amer­i­can Anna cel­e­brates 91st birth­day at UN HQs

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gen­er­a­tions, said Man­sour. The Pales­tini­ans want to move as quickly as pos­si­ble but th­ese pro­ceed­ings could take years, he added.

“For us the fact that we are a state, that our land is un­der oc­cu­pa­tion, and that we are join­ing con­ven­tions

“It is our right to de­clare our ex­clu­sive eco­nomic zone,” he said. An EZZ is an area of the sea over which a coun­try has spe­cial rights to ex­plore for and use re­sources.

An EEZ gen­eral ex­tends out 200 miles (370 km) from a coun­try’s coast, Nei­ther Is­rael nor the United States have rat­i­fied the UN con­ven­tion on the sea.

Is­rael has es­tab­lished its EEZ with re­spect to Cyprus through bi­lat­eral ties, but has failed to reach an agree­ment with Le­banon.—Agen­cies UNITED NA­TIONS—A party was or­ga­nized at UN Head­quar­ters in New York to cel­e­brate the 91st birth­day of Chi­nese Amer­i­can Anna Chan Chen­nault, or Chen Xiang­mei, who was lauded here for her great ef­forts to push for­ward the Chi­naU.S. re­la­tions.

Chen, who was born on June 23, 1925 in China, is the wife of late U.S. gen­eral Claire Lee Chen­nault who headed the wartime Fly­ing Tigers pi­lots to fight against Ja­panese in­vaders in China dur­ing World War II.

“I am very happy and very proud to be here this noon to join you to­gether,” Chen said. “All we have done is for this coun­try and my mother coun­try.”

“Happy birth­day to you, Anna!” said Zhang Qiyue, Chi­nese con­sul gen­eral in New York, de­scrib­ing Chen as “a leg­endary fig­ure” and “a for­mi­da­ble lady.—Xin­hua

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