"China has made remarkable progress in infrastructure construction, leaving a great impression on me and many other overseas Chinese," Meimei Huff said Sunday.
She received an interview with Xinhuanet as the chairman of the California-based think tank Huff Strategies in Beijing.
Meimei has been living in the United States for decades, playing an active role in public services for Chinese communities in California.
She recalled her first experience when she came back to China in 1993, which in her words, was " drastically different" from what she sees today.
Meimei especially mentioned the Beijing International Airport, which has taken on a completely new outlook for the past years.
This represents the advance China has made in infrastructure construction, with the eye-catching development of highway and high speed railway outstripping the United States, she stressed.
In the eyes of Meimei, although China is now flourishing and promising, it never stops its efforts to help people forge ahead towards better-off life.
The 19th CPC National Congress, which concluded last month, is China's most significant political event in five years.
Meimei said that overseas Chinese also pay great attention to this event as their hearts are always with their motherland.
Living in California , Meimei and the Huff Strategies aim to help Chinese communities better integrated into the American society.
She joined a delegation visit to China this month. The delegation includes representatives of the government and enterprises in California , aiming to enhance economic and trade, cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.