On January 20, 2020, our secretary Mrs. Zhou Bing [周冰] and Prof. Dr. Thomas Weise [汤卫思] attended the New Year's Party for the Friends of the Hefei Foreign Affairs Office [合肥市人民政府外事办公室]. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Qiliang Chen [陈启亮], director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office [合肥市人民政府港澳事务办公室]. Most of the attendees were overseas Chinese who return home to celebrate the Spring festival together with their families. Even though they now live in countries such as the USA, Spain, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, or Argentina, the ties to their hometown remain. This was a very happy evening with a nice dinner and a chance to meet new friends.