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Update on President Andrews’ Visit to China

08/25/2010

As last mentioned in our Summer Updates, President Andrews is currently in China as part of the Ivy China Leadership Summit.  Below please find the latest press release from his trip:

The Ivy Council was established in 1993 by the Ivy League student body presidents to discuss policy and commonalities. Since then, the Ivy Council has expanded its scope (work in mission). It furthered its reach in 2008 with the creation of the Ivy Council International Programs with the inaugural Ivy-China President’s summit in Beijing, China.

On August 21st, 2010, 10 Ivy Council delegates and Ivy League representatives traveled to Beijing to meet the All-Chinese Students Federation.

On Monday August 23rd, the delegation attended a private lecture with the Dean of the Economics Department of Tsinghua University. In the afternoon the Ivy-China delegates met with fellow Tsinghua student union leaders as well as the CUMU (China University Media Union) where the students participated in lively dialog about conceptions of Sino-US relations. Later that evening the students entered the All-China Youth Federation Headquarters to meet with a senior-ranking party member of the CYLC (Communist Youth League China).

On Tuesday August 24th, they visited the Forbidden City as well as the Great Wall. After a day of sight-seeing they had an engaging political discussion with the Department of Information Counselor Shao Zheng. Dinner consisted of traditional Beijing duck from the most famous Beijing duck restaurant in China, and was hosted by the Deputy Secretary-general of the ACYF (All-China Youth Federation) Mr. Wan Xuejun.

The delegates are now preparing to fly to Hunan, China for the remainder of the week to experience both the urban and rural communities of China.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Bob permalink
    09/01/2010 10:37 pm

    1 – Didn’t SA disassociate themselves from the Ivy Council? New leader on a power trip?
    2 – “President Andrews.” How about “Vince.” Let’s get elected to some alittle higher on the chain of command before we start throwing around titles.

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