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On February 4, 2016, SMU held 2016 Chinese New Year Party, celebrating the Year of the Gold Monkey. Prof. Jin Yongxing, Chairman of SMU University Council, Prof. Huang Youfang, President of SMU, Heads of every Department and School as well as over 170 SMU students gathered to celebrate the New Year.
During the party, Prof. Jin Yongxing first gave his blessings to teachers and students. He wished all a happy and prosperous new year. Then Prof. Jin concluded our achievements in the past years concerning teaching, scientific research, international cooperation and so on. Finally he hoped SMU students could remain enthusiastic and hard-working for further achievements in the year of Monkey.
Then, Prof. Huang Youfang extended his greetings to present students. He said, college leaders are very concerned about their study, lives, health and safety. Prof. Huang hoped that all students could consider SMU as their own home and have a happy time at school during the festival. At the same time, he wished students make progress in study, fulfill their dreams and remain healthy.
At the party, Dance Troupe, Chorus, Orchestra as well as international students present wonderful performances. International students from Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia and Laos deeply experienced Chinese Spring Festival by singing and dancing with Chinese teachers and students. They even invited Prof. Jin and Prof. Huang to join their performance. The wonderful performances made for a great party, and SMU is looking forward to a more successful year of 2016.