The invitation I received totally caught me off-guard. I was stunned, surprised, elated and delighted. It was news that for a few minutes took my breath away.
I'm going to Beijing and Tianjin for the 70th year commemorations of the end of World War II in China -at the formal invitation of the Chinese government.
Now, do you understand why I reacted the way I did? It's not everyday that the Chinese government -or any government, for that matter- extends such a special invitation.
The invitation came to my email box from Vice-Consul Zhu Jianzheng of the Chinese Consulate in New York City. He wrote:
|The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, People's Republic of China.|