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July 2014MOU signed with ECNU

Chancellor Gene Block and President CHEN Qun signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UCLA and East China Normal University (ECNU) during a visit to the ECNU downtown campus in Shanghai. Chancellor Block drew attention to the existing collaboration between UCLA and ECNU, including ECNU's provision of a space for UCLA Professor Yunxiang Yan's travel study course in Shanghai. Prior to meeting with President Chen, Chancellor Block visited Professor Yan's class and addressed questions from the 26 students enrolled that summer.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

July 2014UCLA Global Classroom at Jinling High School

The UCLA Global Classroom Program for students at Jinling High School in Nanjing is designed to provide high-quality education to Chinese high school students who are interested in attending American universities. Principal Zou spoke to Chancellor Block and the UCLA delegation about the positive impact of the program, which has produced over 180 graduates since Spring 2010 — all of whom have been accepted to U.S. and/or Canadian universities.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

July 2014Meeting supporters in Shanghai

Over 200 supporters of UCLA, including alumni, students, parents, and friends, attended the 2014 “UCLA in Shanghai” reception. Guest speakers included Derek Hu (English BA '92) and Ken Wu (Business Economics BA '99). Derek encouraged alumni to become involved with the UCLA Alumni Association and Ken described how his education at UCLA has affected his life. Ken had earlier hosted the delegation for a dinner with fellow alumni, followed by a tour of the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

November 2013Strengthening Cultural and Scholarly Exchange in Beijing

In Beijing, Chancellor Block and the UCLA delegation met with Hanban (汉办). The Confucius Institute Headquarters is a Chinese public institution whose goal is to provide cultural teaching resources and services on a global level. Chancellor Block and China Scholarship Council (CSC) General Secretary LIU Jinghui signed an agreement extending UCLA and CSC's commitment to international scholarly exchanges between UCLA and China.

Trip: East Asia: Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Taiwan

November 2013Chancellor Block Visits Beijing

On July 1, 2013, Chancellor Block and the UCLA delegation attended a JRI Board meeting. Also while in Beijing, Chancellor Block and members of the UCLA delegation met with Dr. PENG Xuefeng, CEO and founder of Dacheng Law Offices at the firm's Beijing headquarters. Dacheng is the largest law firm in Asia, with some 4,000 attorneys and satellite offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

Trip: East Asia: Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Taiwan

November 2013Beijing Reception Honors UCLA Alumni

On July 1, 2013, Chancellor Block hosted a reception event for UCLA alumni, current and incoming students, and parents in Beijing. The event was held in Peking University's Global Village and was attended by over 200 people. UCLA alumnus James Ding spoke at the event.

Trip: East Asia: Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Taiwan

 

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