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Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group visits Lui Che Woo Building, Fudan University Supporting Education Development for Betterment of the Society

(Shanghai, 29 February 2012) – Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group and a member of Board of Trustees of Fudan University, pledged a donation of USD3,800,000 in 2008 for the renovation and expansion of Zibin Building, a historical building at Fudan University. The building after renovation will become the office of central administrative unit and be renamed as Lui Che Woo Building. Today, Dr Lui and senior management of K. Wah Group made a visit to the renovated Lui Che Woo Building in the company of Zhu Zhiwen, Party Secretary of Fudan University, Feng Xiaoyuan and Xu Zheng, Vice President of Fudan University and other school representatives.

Lui Che Woo Building (Zibin Building) was first established in 1925 as Fudan’s President Office. While it is the only building that was well-preserved in the campus over the past century, Lui Che Woo Building is also enlisted as one of the heritage sites of Shanghai. In 2008, Dr Lui Che-woo, a member of Board of Trustees of Fudan, supported the renovation and expansion of the historical building with a view to aiding tertiary education development in Mainland China by enhancing campus facilities. The renovated building will serve as the office of Fudan’s central administrative unit, equipped with facilities including function rooms and president office.

Upholding the belief in “strengthening the country through education”, Dr Lui Che-woo spares no effort in supporting elementary and tertiary education development through Lui Che Woo Foundation all over the years, which includes establishing scholarships, building teaching facilities, supporting research, and promoting academic exchange. Fudan University apart, major sponsorships also include The Ministry of Education of PRC for the construction of 122 schools in impoverished region, China Europe International Business School, South China University of Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a number of Mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas universities.

About Fudan University

Fudan University was established in 1905 as one of the key national universities in the People’s Republic of China. With the full support from the Ministry of Education of PRC and the Municipal Government of Shanghai, Fudan is now one of the leading multi-disciplinary universities in the world. Fudan has a wide range of academic disciplines and strong research capability, with over 50,000 students. Fudan has become one of the significant academic research centres in the world, with established partnerships and collaborations with over 150 universities and research institutions in 30 countries.

About K. Wah Group

K. Wah Group, founded in 1955, is a multinational conglomerate principally engaged in properties, entertainment and leisure, hospitality and construction materials. Its market presence spans over Hong Kong, Mainland China, Southeast Asia and major cities in the US, with over 20,000 employees worldwide.

Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group and a member of Board of Trustees of Fudan University for five consecutive terms, has been a keen supporter of Fudan University’s development. In 2005, Dr Lui sponsored the construction of Che-woo Hall, Guanghua Building and the First Fudan K. Wah Centenary Cup Golf Tournament in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fudan.

Dr Lui Che-woo (front, 7th from right), Chairman of K. Wah Group, Sunny Yeung (front, 5th from right),Chief Operating Officer of K. Wah International Holdings Limited, Vicky Lee (front, 3rd from left), Chief Operating Officer of Lui Che Woo Management Co Ltd, K.H. Fung (front, 5th from left), Director – Shanghai Regional of K. Wah (China) Investment Co Ltd and senior management of K. Wah Group visit the renovated Lui Che Woo Building in the company of Zhu Zhiwen (front, 6th from right), Party Secretary of Fudan University, Feng Xiaoyuan (front, 7th from left) and Xu Zheng (front, 6th from left), both Vice President of Fudan University, and other representatives of the university

Dr Che-woo Lui (left), Chairman of K. Wah Group and Zhu Zhiwen (right), Party Secretary of Fudan University