Thursday, April 23, 2009

University of Macau awards George Bush Doctor of Social Sciences Honoris Causa 美前總統老布殊獲澳大授榮譽博士學位 (美前总统老布殊获澳大授荣誉博士学位)

The former president of the United States George Bush was awarded Doctor of Social Sciences Honoris Causa by the University of Macau, at the Texas A and M University in US. The proposal was approved by the University Senate and by the Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah. The ceremony was attended by more than 100 guests and students.

This is in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the Sino-American relations. Bush was conferred by Tse Chi Wai, Chair of the University Council of UM on the ceremony. According to the Portuguese-language newspaper in Macau - Ponto Final, the initiative to award George Bush Honoris Causa was from the rector of the University of Macau, Wei Zhao, who knows the former President personally as he had been a teacher at a University in Texas.

According to a statement from the University, professor Wei Zhao praised Bush for being a “pioneer in the normalisation of the Sino-American relations” – which celebrated its 30th anniversary – and was chief of the US Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China from 1974 to 1975 being the first US official representative to China. He also paid frequent visits to China in his efforts to promote Sino-American relations. Bush has played a significant role in the normalisation of the Sino-American relations and helped the bilateral relationship between China and the US to reach a new height.

George Bush was President of the United Sates between 1988 and 1992 after being in the vice-presidency, during the Ronald Reagan administration in the White House.

澳門大學假美國德克薩斯大學舉行榮譽博士學位頒授典禮, 向美國第四十一任總統喬治‧赫伯特‧沃克‧布殊 (George Herbert Walker Bush) 頒授榮譽社會科學博士學位。 表彰布殊於促進中美關係的傑出貢獻。 百多名嘉賓, 學生出席典禮。 儀式結束後喬治‧布殊與該校學生進行了一場座談會。

澳門大學校長趙偉致辭時表示, 喬治‧布殊是推動中美關係正常化的先驅者, 是美國首位正式派駐中國的官方代表。 喬治‧布殊頻頻訪華, 經過三十年的發展中美關係取得豐碩的成果。 布殊在推動中美關係的過程中作出重大貢獻, 這些成就將繼續造福兩國人民, 對維持世界和平, 穩定與發展起著積極作用。



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