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Legislation #: 080429 Introduction Date: 4/24/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/24/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD
Title: Welcoming Dr. Wu Jiahuang to the Bloch School and honoring him for receiving the Edgar Snow Scholar Award.

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4/24/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/24/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080429

 

Welcoming Dr. Wu Jiahuang to the Bloch School and honoring him for receiving the Edgar Snow Scholar Award.

 

WHEREAS, the Snow Professorship is a partnership between UMKC and the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund and was named for Edgar Snow, a journalist from Kansas City who spent 13 years in China reporting to the world its turbulent times in the early to mid-1900s. The fund was established to bring leading Chinese scholars, artists and researchers to UMKC; and

 

WHEREAS, for the first time in a decade, the Bloch School will host the Edgar Snow Scholar Dr. Wu Jiahuang from April 6 through 25, 2008; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Wu was born in the Zhejiang Province of China and graduated from Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade in 1962; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Wu is Vice Chairman of the China Institute of World Trade Organization Studies and serves as a professor of the World Trade Organization in the Shanghai College of Foreign Trade since 2000; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Wu was engaged in Chinas General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization accession negotiations from the mid-1980s to the late-1990s, he has served in the capacity of Trade Director of the General Agreement on Tariffs in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation; Trade Councilor of General Agreement on Tariffs in Geneva; Director-General of the Tariff Department and the Chief Tariff Negotiator for China; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Wu taught English in the Beijing School of Foreign Trade Cadres; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome Dr. Wu Jiahuang to the Bloch School and honoring him for receiving the Edgar Snow Scholar Award; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dr. Wu Jiahuang in token of the respect and high esteem with which the Mayor and Council hold him and with further good wishes for a long and prosperous affiliation between China and Kansas City.

 

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