Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) congratulated China on the progress it's made in the previous decades and wish the nation a happy 60th anniversary.

"I wish all of the Chinese community, not only in Chicago, but in China and all over the world a happy 60th anniversary," Davis told Xinhua news agency.

It has been 60 years since the Chinese Civil War ended the nation officially became the People's Republic of China. Davis's district includes Chicago's Chinatown and a large number of Chinese-American constituents.

Davis acknowledged the rising standard of living in the country, which he's visited numerous times.

"The last two times I have been in China, one could tell that the quality of life and the quality of living is moving upward in China--as well as it is moving in other developing nations--but I don't think they are anywhere near being at the rate or in as massive a way as China," said the Illinois Democrat.

Davis said an increase in trade and "cultural exchange" has led to a strong relationship between the U.S. and China.

"[T]he relationship is continuing to warm up and flow and to develop at a good speed," he said. "And we are going to see more harmony between the United States and China."