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Jiang Speaks at Penn
While a group of demonstrators protested a block away -- mostly against China's treatment of Tibet -- Chinese President Jiang Zemin spoke to a small audience of Penn faculty and students in the Harrison Auditorium of the University Museum, which was
In his brief remarks, Jiang said he was "convinced that such cooperation will add a brilliant page in the annals of China-U.S. scientific and educational exchanges." He also spoke warmly -- in halting English -- of his private visit with Dr. Yu Hsiu Ku, Hon'72, the 94-year-old emeritus professor of electrical engineering who taught Jiang at Shanghai Jiao Tong University more than half a century ago, and who had been an adviser to Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek before fleeing to Taiwan and then to Penn.
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