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Celebration on 70th Anniversary of PRC Founding & 2019 Homecoming Meeting Held

Release time:October 30, 2019 / Feng Yueyue

On the morning of October 26, Beihang University celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and held the 2019 Homecoming Meeting at Beihang Sunrise Concert Hall. To celebrate the 67th anniversary of Beihang University, more than 200 alumni returned to Beihang to express their deep gratitude to their alma mater and hail the university’s development.

Beihang Party Committee Secretary Cao Shumin delivered a speech and warmly welcomed all alumni at the meeting. Secretary Cao noted that Beihang has shouldered the mission of serving the nation and made great contributions to national prosperity since its establishment. She also mentioned that over 210 thousand alumni have been dedicated to China’s aeronautics and space undertakings as well as national economy. “Committed to the school motto: ‘Integrate Virtue with Brilliance and Combine Knowledge with Practice’, you always represent Beihang University no matter where you are, Beihang is always your home.” Secretary Cao pointed out.

Cao Shumin delivered the speech

At the meeting, Cao Shumin outlined the latest achievements made by Beihang in academics, research, talent cultivation, faculty, services and development of the two campuses. Guided by Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era, Beihang remains committed to talent cultivation for the Party and country and work hard to build itself into a word-class university, according to Secretary Cao.

Wang Jun, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Professor of the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering delivered a speech at the meeting. Graduating 60 years ago, Professor Wang remembered his campus life here and offered best wishes to Beihang University.

Wang Jun delivered the speech

Air Force Major General Wang Shizhi, former Deputy Director of the Political Department of Air Force of the Beijing Military Region delivered a speech and expressed his deep gratitude to Beihang. “Beihang is our common home and harbour in our life voyage and we will never forget the orientation slogan ‘Welcome you, future aeronautic engineers’, which reminds us of the life-long responsibility we have to take,” said Wang Shizhi who graduated from Beihang 50 years ago.

Wang Shizhi delivered the speech

Zhang Xiaohong, Vice President of Suzhou University, graduated from Beihang university 30 years ago. In his address, he noted that Beihang taught him to tirelessly strive for national prosperity and rejuvenation and cultivated talents under the Beihang Spirit.

Zhang Xiaohong delivered the speech

Xia Guanghui, General Manager and Party Committee Secretary of Yunnan Airport Group Aircraft Maintenance & Services Co., Ltd shared his memories of the campus life at Beihang with all guests and wished Beihang a better future.

Xia Guanghui delivered the speech

Xu Huibin, President of Beihang University, presented certificates to ten alumni enterprise mentors to involve them in education so as to enhance the school-enterprise cooperation in talent cultivation.

Certificates were awarded to enterprise mentors

Beihang Student Traditional Instruments Orchestra performed two folk songs at the homecoming meeting. Furthermore, students from the choir also brought two patriotic songs to deliver their love for the motherland.

Students performed music at the homecoming meeting

Students from the choir performed songs

To celebrate the 67th anniversary of Beihang University, the march named “The People’s Navy is Marching Forward” kicked off the marching band’s parade held on Shahe Campus at 11:30 am.

The parade held on Shahe Campus

On October 26, Beihang held a two-day carnival on two campuses of the university to welcome all alumni back home. Meanwhile, Beijing Air and Space Museum, History Schools, Beihang Art Gallery and other buildings are open to all alumni. Besides, History Schools held a themed display which showed the latest splendid achievements Beihang has made and serves as a gift for the 70th anniversary of PRC founding.

Performances staged

Alumni visited Beijing Air and Space Museum

Alumni took pictures together

During the performance, alumni representatives graduating in 1989 presented flowers to their dedicated teachers to express their heartfelt thanks. The ceremony ended up with hundreds of guests singing the song “My Motherland and Me” together with small red flags in their hands. The delightful melody touched everyone’s heart and expressed each Beihanger’s love and passion for the country.

Alumni representatives presented flowers to teachers

The audience sang the song “My Motherland and Me”




Edited by Jia Aiping

Reviewed by Tan Hualin

Reported by Wang Qing

Translated by Feng Yueyue