做為地主國， 我們熱烈參加接待工作 ，並且由亞裔商會會長俞斌、 西南區主席李雄、 名律師徐建勋分別在記者會中表達對此賽事之支持， 此時正逢五十年前乒乓外交拉開了中美外交之序幕， 主辦方及華人社區將舉辦盛大慶祝活動。
We Are Ready To Welcome The Ping Pong World Championship
Today Houston Sport Authority ‘s Chris Massey and Michael Brown from the International Table Tennis Federation came to visit the Southern News TV studio along with members of the media from the local Asian and international organizations. Both of them are talking about the upcoming table tennis world championship event that will take place at the Houston George R. Brown Convention Center on November 23rd to 30th.
Included at the event news conference were Mr. Kenneth Li, Chairman of the Southwest District, President Bin Yu of the Asian Chamber of Commerce and Attorney James Shu. All of them are going to support the event, especially because this is the fiftieth anniversary of “ping pong diplomacy.” Starting in1971, this was the first time the door was opened for the U.S. and China to have normal international relations.
We are so glad that this event is being held in America at this very touching time. We all hope this “people to people” sport of ping pong will lead to more peace between our countries. We really need to understand more about each other.
We as members of the news media will take this opportunity to televise the event through social media and TV so many people all over the world can watch the competitions.
In our district we also are planning to put up a banner welcoming the championship, the participants and all those visitors who will come to Houston from all over the world for this historic event.
Houston – We are ready!