Chinese champs join anniversary party for Games

Updated: 2013-08-05 15:11

By Mike Peters (China Daily)

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Chinese champs join anniversary party for Games

Chinese museumgoers examine exhibits from the Holocaust. Provided to China Daily

The commission was launched this year at the Rancho Mirage, California estate of the late Walter and Lee Annenberg, where Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama met in June.

An exhibition of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim, German Death Camp - Konzentrationslager Auschwitz, was at Beijing's Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression this month for a just-ended three-week show organized by the Polish embassy.

Auschwitz concentration camp was originally a place the Nazis used to persecute and slaughter Polish people, the embassy noted. After the decision about the final solution of the Jewish question, in early 1942, the Nazis began deporting Jews to Auschwitz.

US Ambassador to China Gary Locke joined leaders in the Seattle community to celebrate the life of Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation.

More than 800 people attended Tokuda's public memorial at the University of Washington, including Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and King County Executive Dow Constantine.

"In addition to being a much admired and very effective legislator, his greatest legacy is his work developing a new generation of leaders in the Asian community committed to change, compassion, and service," said Locke, who was governor of Washington during the time that Tokuda was a legislator.

Chinese champs join anniversary party for Games

Ambassador Jafaar Alj Hakim of Morocco.

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