Chinese Nationals living and working in Japan held a Dinner Party in Tokyo on Sunday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Nearly 1,000 people, including Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou, former Japanese Prime Ministers Yasuo Fukuda and Yukio Hatoyama, other Japanese guests and representatives of Chinese associations and enterprises in Japan attended the party.

Kong said in his speech that Chinese nationals, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), have been united as one and striving forward over the past 70 years, overcoming unprecedented difficulties and challenges and creating one after another miracle in the history of human development.

The Chinese nation, achieving a great leap from standing up, getting rich to becoming strong, has now embarked on a new journey of great national rejuvenation

The party was also an ingenious combination of singing, dancing and stage art, with the Chinese national anthem and the five-starred national flag as the mainline throughout the celebration to express the best wishes of the Chinese nationals in Japan to the motherland.

“We wish our country better development and hope the overseas Chinese will always keep the five-starred red flag in their heart,” said one of the Chinese in Japan.

“We will continue to make our due efforts for and contributions to the future development of our motherland and the Belt & Road construction as overseas Chinese,” said another Chinese national.