Teachers and students of Lincoln High School from the U.S. state of Washington expressed thanks to Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan through China Media Group (CMG)on Monday, saying they are looking forward to the upcoming exchange activities in China.
Karl Hoseth, principal of Lincoln High School, said that when the teachers and students received the New Year card from Xi and his wife, they were very excited and Lincoln High School is willing to become a bridge and bond between China and the United States.
Noting that Xi and his wife's card shows they care deeply about teachers and students at Lincoln High School, Hoseth said it stands as testament to the genuine friendship between Lincoln High School and China over the past few years.
One of the students said he would make the most of the trip to learn more about Chinese culture and its people.
The students and teachers of Lincoln High School also watched the English version of the 2024 Spring Festival Gala of the Year of the Dragon produced by CMG, which gifted teachers and students the official mascot of the 2024 Spring Festival Gala.
Last November, President Xi announced in San Francisco that China is willing to invite 50,000 young people from the United States to study in China in the next five years.
Lincoln High School is one of the first American schools to participate in the program, and the first group of teachers and students will travel to several cities and visit CMG headquarters in China in March.
(Cover: Teachers and students of Lincoln High School pose with the CMG 2024 Spring Festival Gala official mascot and other cultural and creative products,February 12, 2024. /CMG)