On Tuesday, April 27th, Yao went to the Chinese Consulate in Houston to participate in a press conference and gathering of over 200 local Chinese community and academic leaders to pre-celebrate the Shanghai 2010 EXPO and Chinese/Texas “Friendly Relationship.”
In attendance was Texas Governor Rick Perry, who will be leading a Texas delegation to Shanghai and China in June.
Consul General to Houston Gao Yanping expressed that she hopes Governor Perry’s visit to China will further open the door to promoting a mutual exchange and cooperation in various fields between China and Texas.
Yao spoke a bit, and extended a warm welcome to Governor Perry and the delegation’s upcoming visit to China and the Shanghai 2010 EXPO. He told the Governor he hopes he enjoys the hospitality of the Shanghainese people, and that he shouldn’t miss some of the delicious Shanghainese food waiting there for him.
Click here for more photos of Yao and wife Ye Li at the press conference and gathering.