IEEE China Council History
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A Region 10 Executive Commmittee (Excom) meeting was held in Shanghai during 2006, and was the catalyst to progress the formation of the China Council. The China Council is part of Region 10, and was formed on 14 June 2007.
The Council is represented from the following Sections:
The official inauguration of the IEEE China office in Beijing took place 21 January 2007 with more than 150 representatives from industry, academe, government and the IEEE in attendance. Local dignitaries who attended the ceremony included:
- Kai-Fu Lee, Vice President, Google (IEEE Fellow)
- Yaqin Zhang, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft (IEEE Fellow)
- Yanchang Lu, vice president of the China Association for Science and Technology
- Shang Yong, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
- Wu Hequan, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Lew Terman, 2008 IEEE President, delivered opening remarks to the attendees which also included IEEE Section chairs and representatives from Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Harbin Chengdu, Wuhan and Nanjing, as well as former region 10 director Seiichi Takeuchi.
"It is our hope that through our presence here we will enhance the visibility of IEEE members in China as they link more easily to the global technical community," Terman said.
**IEEE XPLORE® DIGITAL LIBRARY REACHES 100TH CHINESE UNIVERSITY in MAY 2010**
IEEE has announced that Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, became the 100th university in that nation to sign on with IEEE to provide the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) to its students. The event caps two years of dramatic growth among the IEEE Xplore user community at Chinese universities as China continues to pursue its commitment to advanced education.