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Consul General Luo Linquan Visits UC Berkeley
2016/08/24

On August 23, 2016, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco Luo Linquan and his wife Qiao Li visited UC Berkeley and met with Vice Chancellor Julie Hooper, Director of East Asian Library Peter Zhou, Director of Institute of East Asian Studies Kevin O'Brien, Chair of Center for Chinese Studies You-tien Hsing and Professor Thomas Gold. Consul General Luo and Qiao Li also toured East Asian Library.

 

(from left) Kevin O'Brien, You-tien Hsing, Peter Zhou, Julie Hooper, Consul General Luo Linquan, Consul Qiao Li, Thomas Gold

Consul General Luo applauded UC Berkeley for its decades-long good relations with China, and said that as one of the top universities in the United States, UC Berkeley has been playing an leading role in China-US educational, academic and people-to-people exchanges and cooperation, especially Institute of East Asian Studies and East Asian Library enjoys high reputation on Chinese studies. The Chinese Consulate General will continue to serve as the bridge to advance all-round friendly cooperation between China and the US and work with UC Berkeley to make more contributions to the development of China-U.S. relations.

Vice Chancellor Ms. Hooper welcomed Consul General Luo and his wife Qiao, and expressed appreciation to Chinese Consulate General for its support to East Asian Library and Institute of East Asian Studies. She said China is the school's largest source country of foreign students (around 1900 Chinese students). UC Berkeley maintains educational and academic exchanges and cooperation with many Chinese universities, research institutes and libraries and hosts a great number of Chinese visitors and visiting scholars each year. The school leaders also visit China quite often. UC Berkeley is pleased to work with the Chinese Consulate General to enlarge its exchange and cooperation with China.

                                                                  

Director Peter Zhou introduced that East Asian Library is one of the three largest East Asian libraries in American universities and 2/3 of its nearly 1 million storage volume are Chinese books. The library is willing to serve as a gateway between UC Berkeley and China and welcomes more Chinese delegations and scholars to visit or do research. 

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