On Friday, November 17, 2017, Mr. HONG Lei, Consul General of PRC in Chicago, Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and more than 300 guests and business representatives from China and the US attended the Memorial Service of Mr. Guanqiu Lu, the founder of Wanxiang Goup. Consul General HONG, Governor Rauner and Mayor Emanuel spoke at the event expressing condolences. They thanked Mr. Guanqiu Lu and his company for the positive contribution to the development of China and the US, for the tens of thousands of jobs created at the local communities, and for efforts they have made in green energy and other industries that enable the State of Illinois to take a leading role in those areas. They also thanked Mr. Guanqiu Lu for his generous offer of opportunities for Chicago students to visit China for cultural exchanges. Chicago has the nation’s largest public school in Chinese education program, which will help build deeper relationships between people in Chicago and in China. Mr. Pin Ni, the President of Wanxiang America Corporation and Vice Chairman of CGCC Chicago said in his speech that Wanxiang will carry on the spirit of Mr. Lu Guanqiu to continue the good work and make new contributions to the development of China-US relationships.