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June 1, 1998

UCSC receives visit from China delegation

The visitors from China, with Chancellor Greenwood

By Barbara McKenna

Five visitors from China spent the day at UCSC on May 22, touring the campus, meeting with faculty members, students, staff, and Chancellor Greenwood. Their visit was part of a two-week trip to northern California hosted by area Rotary Clubs. The trip is the third to take place in four years through the Rotary Club's Chinese Friendship Exchange Program. Along with the three visits here and one by Santa Cruz Rotarians to China, the program has facilitated a student exchange and the purchase and delivery of equipment to a pediatric hospital in China.

The delegation members all have affiliations with the Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU), which serves some of the same functions as a Rotary Club. Other Santa Cruz stopovers for the delegation were the Raytek Corporation and UCSC's Long Marine Lab.

The visitors (pictured, left to right, with Chancellor Greenwood) are: Li Jian, an interpreter and program coordinator for CAFIU; Qian Fangliang, who has worked in many leadership positions with CAFIU; Yan Xiaolu, director of the executive office for CAFIU; Tan Ronggen, a professor in international relations at the China People's University and a counsel member CAFIU; and Chen Yaan, deputy general manager of the China Hualian International Trade Corporation and former director of CAFIU.

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