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Vice-premier meets US Caltech president

Updated: Mar 20,2015 7:50 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R) meets with Thomas F. Rosenbaum, president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Beijing, capital of China, March 19, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong on March 19 met with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) President Thomas Rosenbaum.

Liu said people-to-people exchanges play an important part in building new type of China-US relations and promoting understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

She recalled prominent Chinese scientists, including Zhou Peiyuan, Qian Xuesen and Hua Luogeng, who studied at Caltech in 1940s and 1950s.

“I expect Caltech to deepen exchanges and cooperation with Chinese universities and research institutes and make positive contribution to China-US people-to-people exchanges,” Liu said.

This is Rosenbaum’s first China visit since taking office as Caltech’s ninth president in July 2014.