Distinguished mainland scientists visit CityU

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Distinguished scientists from mainland China toured City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 28 and 29 November to exchange views on recent technology developments in China. The visit by the scientists, who have been involved in projects such as the Shenzhou Spaceship and Jiaolong Submarine, also helped foster stronger ties with CityU.
The delegation was led by Ms Cheng Donghong, Executive Secretary of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Other members of the delegation included officials from CAST, speakers from the Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series 2012, including Professor Zhang Bainan, Chief Designer of the Shenzhou Spaceships and the Tiangong Space Station, Professor Liu Feng, Commander-in-Chief of the Jiaolong Submarine that dived 7,000 metres under the sea, and Professor Su Qiang, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an expert in rare earths, and representatives from the Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre.
Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing
, Acting Vice-President (Research and Technology), and Professor Xue Quan, Associate Vice-President (Innovation Advancement and China Office) warmly welcomed the delegation.
During the two-day visit, the delegates visited the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves (SKLMW) and the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution (SKLMP). Professor Zhang held discussions with Professor Luk Kwai-man, Director of SKLMW, and Professor Chan Chi-hou, Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering, about the latest antenna technologies. Professor Liu was impressed by the achievements of SKLMP in solving complex marine pollution problems after attending a presentation by Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Director of SKLMP. Professor Su had an in-depth discussion with Professor Liu Chain-tsuan, University Distinguished Professor, about the opportunities and challenges in China’s rare earth industries.
CityU is honoured to be the only local institution visited by the delegation during their four-day visit to Hong Kong, which is testimony to CityU’s strong ties with mainland scientists and researchers.


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