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Tung Chee-wah Visits Suzhou

Tung Chee-wah, Vice-chairman of National Political Consultative Conference, visited Suzhou Industrial Park and Kunshan City on Sept. 8 and 9, accompanied by Zhang Lianzhen, Deputy Secretary of CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee. Tung expressed his warm appreciation for the social and economic progress in Suzhou. Wang Rong,  Member of Standing Committee of CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Secretary of Suzhou Party Committee, and Yan Li, Mayor of Suzhou, met Tung Chee-wah and his entourage, with the presence of municipal leaders Xu Jianming, Wang Jinhua, and Feng Ruidu.

In his visit to Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Tung Chee-wah made detailed inquiries on the establishment of universities in SIP from China and abroad, and the entrance of newly enrolled students. Xi'an Jiaotong- Liverpool University, jointly set up by xi'an Jiaotong University and University of Liverpool of UK, is so far the first university of science and technolgoy in China, which is run by cooperation between Chinese and foreign universities. Tung showed keen interest in the school and asked to see the campus of beautifully environment. The university enrolled the first batch of 170 students this summer, and there Tung asked about the majors and academic degree programs. The responsible member of the school presented a school badge to Tung with the number 001 as a memento for his visit.

At the construction site of Jiangsu Huaqiao International Business Town, Tung listened to the introduction on planning and construction, and visited part of the commercial buildings. He expressed his appreciation for the high-standard planning and construction of the project and its linkage with Shanghai and service functions for the whole of Jiangsu Province. Tung also visited Kunshan Export Processing Zone and Renbao Technology Company.

During his stay in Suzhou, Tung and this group visited Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, the Humble Administrator's Garden, and the ancient town of Zhouzhuang.

Sept. 10, 2006


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