Secretary Li to Present Overview of Danyang China

Published: May 21, 2010 1:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Cheryl Cobb, cobbche@auburn.edu, 334.844.2220

On Monday, May 24, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will host a delegation from the City of Danyang, China.  The group is visiting the Auburn campus to formalize agreements for cooperative efforts between the City of Danyang and Auburn University, and Danyang and the City of Auburn, Alabama.

At 2:30 p.m. in 136 Ross Hall, the delegation will present a seminar  led by Maochuan Li, secretary of the Danyang Municipal Party Committee, providing an overview of the historic city of Danyang, its people, culture, and current status as a high-technology hub.  The faculty, staff and students of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering are invited to learn more about this medium-sized Nanjing suburb located on the Yangzi River and Grand Channel approximately 1.5 hours from Shanghai.

With a highly literate population of 890,000, the city is a high-tech hub for nanotechnology, high-temperature materials, and coal to liquid fuel conversion.  Located along the main high-speed train route between Shanghai and Nanjing, the city is considered one of the top ten economic powers in the region with a 2007 GDP of $4.7 billion. Learn more about Danyang at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danyang_City