On the afternoon of March 13,2017, the appointment ceremony of Cheng Kin Ho as SJTU Council Member, and the opening ceremony of Tsoi Tsui Kuk Academic Centre were held in the East Lower Building on Minhang campus. Cheng Kin Ho, Director of the Verdant Foundation Limited and the CPPCC member of Pudong New District, Zhao Fuxi, Deputy Minister of Shanghai Municipal Committee United Front Department and Executive Vice Chairman of Shanghai Overseas Friendship Association, Liu Yun, the head of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the United Front Department Liaison Office and Chief of Staff of Shanghai Overseas Friendship Association, Chen Jie, a member of Shanghai Municipal Committee of the United Front Department Liaison Office and Shanghai Overseas Friendship Association, Lin Wenjie, Wu Wensheng and Zhu Min who are friends of Zheng Jianhao, and Yu Jianwei, the Vice Chairman of Shanghai Huahua Industrial Co., Ltd. Jiang Sixian, Chairperson of the University Council, Zhang Ansheng, the Vice President, the representatives of the Education and Development Foundation of SJTU and United Front Department and the representatives of teaching staffs and students also attended the ceremony. It was Zhang Ansheng who presided over the ceremony.
Cheng Kin Ho has given his concern and support to SJTU's education for a long time. At the end of 2015, he generously funded the construction of the sports field on Xuhui campus as a gesture to back up the university's educating talents in a comprehensive fashion including students' morality, intelligence and physical health. At this time, he, again, generously funded and established the Tsoi Tsui Kuk Education Fund and actively support the education. In gratitude of his benevolence and to speak up the charitable spirit held up by his father Cheng Kin Ku and his mother Tsoi Tsui Kuk, the university decided,at the end of 2015, to rename the sports field on Xuhui campus to Cheng Kin Ku Sports Centre and the East Lower Building to Tsoi Tsui Kuk Academic Centre.
On the ceremony, Jiang Sixian issued the Letter of Appointment from the university's board of directors for Cheng Kin Ho and gave the university's badge. They, as representatives of both parties, signed the donation agreement of Tsoi Tsui Kuk Education Fund.
Jiang Sixian said that the charity of the Cheng's speaks the same spirit of SJTU's motto which is Gratitude and Responsibility.
Cheng Kin Ho, in his speech, expressed his excitement and joy toward the appointment of becoming the council member of SJTU.
Zhao Fuxi, on behalf of Shanghai Municipal Committee United Front Department and Shanghai Overseas Friendship Association, expressed his respect for Cheng's benevolence and his sincere congratulations for Cheng's honorable appointment of the director of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Translated by Zheng Mengyan Reviewed by Wang Bingyu