Newsletter No. 35

中 — 大 I 通 — 訊 CUHK Newsletter Vol. 3-10 No. 35 October 1992 University News Vice-Chancellor Heads Delegation to Beijing and Shanghai P r o f . Charles K. Kao headed a seven-member delegation to visit academic institutions in Shanghai and Beijing last month. The trip lasted for 10 days from 8th to 17th September. The purpose was to explore ways of strengthening the ties between this university and mainland institutions, and to extend inter-institutional cooperation in academic research, staff training, and technological development. In Shanghai, the delegation visited Fudan University, Jiaotong University, the Institute of Organic Chemistry, and the Institute of Cell Biology. In Beijing, their itinerary covered Peking University, Tsinghua University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Beijing Normal University. Prof. Kao also gave a talk on Technology Road Maps for Hong Kong, at Tsinghua University, which attracted an audience of over 700. During the 10-day visit the delegation also met with important leaders of the Chinese Government, including Jiang Ze-min, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China; L i Tie-ying, chairman of the State Education Commission; Ji Pen-fei, standing committee member of the Central Advisory Commission; and Lu Ping, head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council. Other members of the CUHK delegation included Prof. Mun Kin-chok, dean of business administration and professor of international business; Prof. Lee Cheuk-yu, head of United College and professor of biochemistry; Prof. Ranee Lee Pui-leung, dean of social science and professor of sociology; Dr. Chou Ying-hsiung, chairman of the Department of English; Mr. Jacob Leung Siu-kwong, secretary of the University; and Dr. Luen Chih-biau, associate director of the Office of Academic Links. CUHK Victories in Rowing Competitions Beautiful victories were won by CUHK rowing teams in the sixth intervarsity rowing competition held on the Shing Mun River on 27th September. The men's team beat its Hong Kong University counterpart in the coxed eight 4,000-metre race for the second time in two years. 1