On August 25th the Dr. Sun Yat sen Hawaii Foundation hosted a breakfast at the Pacific Club in Honolulu for the visiting delegation accompanying the Shanghai Children’s Art Troupe including Chairman Lu Ping and Vice Chairman Ai Baiying, Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF), and Liaison Liu Guangwen.The two Foundations expressed strong interest to work with each other closely and on joint projects in the future.
The SCLF is a non-governmental institution, which was established on May 29, 1982, honoring Soong Ching Ling (Madame Sun Yat-sen, 1893-1981) late Honorary President of the People’s Republic of China. The aim of the SCLF is to continue the work of Madame Sun Yat-sen who during her life-time contributed to the cause of children’s culture, education, scientific knowledge and welfare while helping to promote world peace and friendship among nations.
Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe included 45 multi-talented youngsters, ages 10 to 17, who performed a dazzling array of Chinese choral works, dances (folk, modern and ballet), Chinese instruments and Beijing Opera. The Shanghai Children’s Palace provides a place for China’s most gifted youngsters to pursue their interests and further develop their skills in the arts, science, literature, dance and gymnastics. The performance was presented by Hawaii National Bank and U.S. China People’s Friendship Association, supported by the Hawaii Heritage Center, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Center for Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute UH, Hawaii Foundation of Chinese Cultural and Art, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation. A portion of net proceeds were donated to Child and Family Service to support their child abuse prevention and domestic violence programs. The Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe last performed in Hawaii nearly 10 years ago, and this year’s August 28th performance at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu was a multi-cultural event that included Olana Ai Hula Halau, a Hawaiian children’s hula group.
At the Governor’s Reception held on August 24, 2010, Chairman Lu Ping of SCLF presented a gift to Warren Luke, Chairman of the Board of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation to thank him and the Foundation’s support for project (see photo)
News coverage of the event (click links to see full news story):
Star Advertiser Feature 8/21/2010
Star Advertiser TGIF 8/26/2010
Mid Week 8/18/2010
Sing Tao Daily
Sunrise KGMB news 8/27/210
Xinhua news interview of Chairman Lu Ping 8/30/2010
World Journal coverage on Washington Place reception 8/30/2010
Hawaii Chinese News