On September 28, H. E. LIU Fei, Consul General (with the rank of Ambassador) met with Mr. GU Shi’an, Former President of the Canadian Bethune Association.
H. E. Consul General LIU Fei spoke highly of Dr. Norman Bethune. She said, Dr. Bethune went to China during the anti-Japanese war period conducting surgeries on the battlefield and introduced blood bank into modern medical system. What he did not only saved many Chinese lives in the war, but also made Canada a well-known country among generations of the Chinese people. As a symbol of friendship between China and Canada, he will be remembered forever in China. Consul General LIU encourages the Canadian Bethune Association to unite all institutes of its type, in Canada or China, to make joint efforts in popularizing the virtues and deeds of Dr. Norman Bethune.
Mr. GU briefed Consul General LIU Fei about its free clinic service in poor Chinese suburban areas and the plan to lead a 40-member delegation to attend the International Forum in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the birth of Dr. Norman Bethune held in China in October.