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On April 13th, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Chairman of Foremost Shipping Group, Honorable Elaine L. Chao, former US Secretary of Labor, and Miss Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman of Foremost visited SMU. Prof. Yu Shicheng, Chairman of SMU University Council, Prof. Huang Youfang, SMU President, Prof. Kong Fancun, SMU Vice President, Prof. Jin Yongxing, SMU Vice President and heads of other relevant departments, gave the guests a warm reception.
Prof. Yu Shicheng, Chairman of SMU University Council and Prof. Huang Youfang, SMU President first extent their warm welcome to Dr. James S.C. Chao and Honorable Elaine L. Chao. Then they introduced the recent development of professional training, scientific research, and international education of SMU and the construction ofShanghai International Shipping Center. On behalf of SMU, they also expressed their sincere gratitude to Dr. James S.C. Chao and his family for their care and support for our university in the long time.
During the visit, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Honorable Elaine L. Chao, and Miss Angela Chao visited the Mulan Maritime Simulation Memorial Center. They also talked with the students who obtained the Scholarship granted by the Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation, and saw the activities of student associations.
The act of generous donations for education of the Chao families has been passed from mouth to mouth with approbation at our university. In 2008, Honorable Elaine L. Chao visited SMU and delivered a wonderful speech on sino-US relationship and other topics to students and faculty from SMU.