CHICAGO, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) — A leader of the Chinese community in the Greater Chicago area was given an award late Sunday for his contribution to minorities’ rights and well-being.
Wang Xingwu, director of Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago (CAAGC), received the award set up by U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis, who currently represents the Illinois 7th Congressional District.
Themed “Congressional Salute to our Community Heroes”, an award gala was held to celebrate the achievements of minorities in the Greater Chicago Area.
Over 1,000 guests attended the gala, celebrating those who demonstrate excellence in various fields, such as doctors, community activists, business people, writers, and many others who have made great contributions to their communities.
On receiving the award, Wang said that it is an encouragement for him to serve local Chinese community and promote understanding and friendship between the United States and China.
“Congratulations to Wang, and it is a high praise for his long time dedication to local community. It is also a positive recognition of Chinese community. I feel so proud,” said Zheng Zheng, Chairwoman of the CAAGC.
Wang is one of the founders of the CAAGC, established in 1998 and now the biggest organization in the Chicago Chinese community. The organization is now composed of over 130 local Chinese organizations and has more than 500 individual members.