Chinese American Anna celebrates 91st birthday at UN HQs

United Nations—A party was organized at UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate the 91st birthday of Chinese American Anna Chan Chennault, or Chen Xiangmei, who was lauded here for her great efforts to push forward the China-U.S. relations.
Chen, who was born on June 23, 1925 in China, is the wife of late U.S. general Claire Lee Chennault who headed the wartime Flying Tigers pilots to fight against Japanese invaders in China during World War II.
“I am very happy and very proud to be here this noon to join you together,” Chen said. “All we have done is for this country and my mother country.”
“Happy birthday to you, Anna!” said Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, describing Chen as “a legendary figure” and “a formidable lady.—Xinhua

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