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  • The Bionic Research Institute of Jilin University held an appointment meeting for the executive director and leaders

    On the morning of April 12, 2021, Jilin University Weihai Bionic Research Institute held an appointment meeting for the executive director and leaders of the Science and Technology Finance Development Center and a signing ceremony for the cooperative construction of "Weihai Bionic City". Ren Luquan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wang Yuefeng, director of the Urban Construction Committee of the China Circulation Industry Management Political Research Association, Tong Tong, deputy director of the Risk Control Department of the National Security Defense Science and Technology Transformation Operation Center, Zhang Yan, East China Region Manager of China Aneng Construction Group Co., Ltd., Nanhai New Area Management Committee Deputy Director Wang Guoxing, Director Cong Lei and Deputy Director Liu Wenfeng of the Science and Technology Finance Bureau, Sun Heng, Deputy Director of the Organization Department of the Party Committee of Jilin University, Lu Guanglin, Deputy Director of the Domestic Cooperation Office, Yang Shu, former Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Park Development Center, Science and Technology Park Planning and Construction Jia Lin, the former section chief of the Science and Technology Park, Zhou Wei, the former secretary of the Science and Technology Park, Han Zhiwu, the dean of the Weihai Bionics Research Institute of Jilin University, and Lu Zizhen, the administrative vice dean, attended the meeting. Before the meeting officially started, Wang Yuefeng, director of the Urban Construction Committee of the China Circulation Industry Management Political Research Association, accompanied by Han Zhiwu, the director of the institute, Lu Zizhen, the vice president of administration, and Zheng Long, the assistant to the director, visited the laboratory and bionics of the institute. In the exhibition hall, you can have an in-depth understanding of the development history and application of bionics and the development of the research institute. At 9 a.m., the meeting and signing ceremony were held in the lecture hall on the third floor of Building 2. The first thing to be done was the appointment meeting for the executive dean and the leaders of the Science and Technology Finance Development Center. The meeting was chaired by Dean Han Zhiwu, Dean of the Weihai Bionics Research Institute of Jilin University and introduced the guests. Lu Guanglin, deputy director of the Science and Technology Development Center of Jilin University, announced Jilin University’s decision on Comrade Ding Gang to be appointed executive director of the Weihai Bionics Research Institute of Jilin University; Ding Gang, executive director of the Weihai Bionics Research Institute of Jilin University, expressed his gratitude to Academician Ren Luquan and Dean Han Zhiwu for their contributions. Trust and support, I will implement the academician’s expectations and goals, implement the dean’s requirements and tasks, implement all matters resolved by the dean’s office meeting, and promote better and faster development of the institute under the leadership of the academician; Jilin University Weihai Ding Gang, executive director of the Bionic Research Institute, announced the decision to establish the Science and Technology Finance Development Center of Weihai Bionic Research Institute of Jilin University and the appointment of center leaders; Yang Shu, director of the Science and Technology Finance Development Center of the Weihai Bionic Research Institute of Jilin University, expressed his gratitude to the academician and dean. He will use his years of experience and ability to promote the efficient circulation and transformation of the research and development results and funds of the institute, making the institute an active local economic power; Wang Guoxing, deputy director of the Nanhai New District Management Committee of Weihai, said about the current development of the institute Recognize and hope that the institute will make further progress in the new stage; Ren Luquan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at Jilin University, expressed his gratitude to Jilin University and the Nanhai New Area Management Committee for their support. Jilin University’s bionics discipline has developed so far and has cultivated many high-level talents and produced national output level technological achievements, becoming a high-end bionic base for technology research and development and talent training. In 2019, Jilin University became the only university approved for the undergraduate major of "Bionics Science and Engineering". It has successfully created a complete engineering bionics talent training system from undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, and entrusted students to be committed to bionics in an excellent humanistic environment. Scientific research will promote the advancement of bionic science in the new era. At 10 a.m., a signing ceremony was held between the Jilin University Weihai Bionic Research Institute and the China Circulation New Urbanization Construction Steering Committee to jointly build the "Weihai Bionic City". The ceremony was hosted by Ding Gang, Executive Dean of Weihai Bionics Research Institute of Jilin University. Dean Han Zhiwu of the Weihai Institute of Bionics of Jilin University delivered a speech and introduced the relevant situation of the institute; Wang Yuefeng, director of the Urban Construction Committee of the China Circulation Industry Management Political Research Association, introduced the basic situation of the China Circulation Industry Management Political Research Association and expressed his hope to assist in research The institute's development in the field of bionics; then the two parties completed a signing ceremony on cooperation intentions. Wang Guoxing, deputy director of the Weihai Nanhai New Area Management Committee, said that this cooperation has accelerated the pace of transformation of bionic achievements, promoted industrial upgrading, and promoted the effective integration of technology and capital, and will become an important step in the development of the institute; Ren Luquan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at Jilin University, said We would like to express our gratitude to the China Circulation Industry Management Political Research Association and the Nanhai New Area Management Committee for their support. The institute has now become a practical base for talent training and innovation, and is constantly attracting high-end talents to Weihai. The institute will also transform the gathered intellectual resources into Promote industrial transformation and upgrading to build Nanhai into a bionic industry highland and Weihai Nanhai into an excellent bionic base. After the signing ceremony, all parties to the meeting went to conference room 306 in Building 1 of the institute to continue discussing the details of cooperation. Jilin University Weihai Institute of Bionics http://www.bionic-wh.com/item/328.html

  • "Park City Chengdu Practice" and "Park City Development Report (2020)" released

    "Park City Chengdu Practice" Systematically summarizes Chengdu’s park city construction achievements and a series of typical cases in the past three years. It includes three major chapters: practice review, expert discussion and case explanation. It will provide support for the enrichment and improvement of the park city theoretical system, provide guidance for Chengdu to accelerate the construction of a park city demonstration area that implements new development concepts, and provide reference for the promotion of the park city concept across the country. "Park City Development Report (2020)" is the first book in the Park City Annual Development Report (Blue Book) It consists of three parts: general report, research monograph and typical cases. Conduct an in-depth discussion of major theoretical and practical issues involved in the construction of park cities from the perspectives of Chengdu-Chongqing twin-city economic circle construction, ecological civilization construction, ecological value transformation, park city planning and construction, urbanization efficiency assessment, and green development. "The First Mentioned Place in Park City·Practical Exploration of Tianfu New District" Taking Luxi Zhigu Park Community as a sample, we focus on the two important dimensions of planning and construction, focus on the three major attributes of "ecology, space, and public", and follow the progressive ideas of "physical layer, intelligent layer, and value layer" to analyze the ecology of the park community. Conducted comprehensive technical analysis and systematic path construction on shaping, industrial layout, scene creation, value transformation, etc. "Park City Index Framework System" Rooted in the vivid practice of park city construction in Tianfu New District in the past three years, it focuses on the five dimensions of harmonious symbiosis, quality life, green development, cultural promotion, and modern governance. It provides target navigation and measurement rulers for park city construction from 15 aspects, and strives to Reflecting forward-looking vision and common pursuit, it has carried out pioneering exploration in deepening the positive interaction between park city theory and practice. On October 24, the "Park City Chengdu Practice" and "Park City Development Report (2020)" were released at the closing ceremony of the 2nd Park City Forum 2020. This is a summary of the theory and practice of Chengdu's promotion of park city construction in recent years. It objectively reflects the new achievements, new experiences, and new prospects of Chengdu's park city construction, and provides a reference for park city construction. Since General Secretary Xi Jinping first proposed the park city concept in Chengdu in February 2018, Chengdu has continued to carry out in-depth theoretical exploration and construction practice of park cities. In order to speed up the construction of a park city demonstration area that implements new development concepts, our city has systematically summarized the park city construction achievements and a series of typical cases in Chengdu in the past three years, and jointly conducted research with Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Zhejiang University, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, etc. The organization has carried out a series of practical research on park cities such as the "Two Mountains" development index of park cities, park cities and Chengdu's ecological environment construction, and high-quality development of park cities and human settlements. On this basis, the "Park City Chengdu Practice" was formed this result. The reporter learned that "Park City Chengdu Practice" includes three major chapters: practice review, expert discussion and case explanation. The first practical review reviews and summarizes the construction of park cities in Chengdu from three aspects: theoretical deepening, strategic planning, and action practice, and puts forward forward-looking suggestions. The second expert discussion invites eight authoritative institutions to evaluate and provide suggestions on the construction of Chengdu Park City from aspects such as park city development concepts, planning and construction, ecological environment, public health, community governance, and scene-based city management. The third case description selects a number of typical cases and scenarios from the five major development concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing in the effective practice of park city construction in Chengdu, extracts experience and practices, summarizes the characteristics and highlights, and demonstrates the effectiveness of park city construction. . It will provide support for the enrichment and improvement of the park city theoretical system, provide guidance for Chengdu to accelerate the construction of a park city demonstration area that implements new development concepts, and provide a reference for the promotion of the park city concept across the country. "Park City Development Report (2020)" is the first book of park city annual development reports. It is led by researcher Pan Jiahua, a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and jointly with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the China Urban Planning and Design Institute, Peking University, and Xiamen It is jointly prepared by experts and scholars from famous domestic research institutions such as universities, as well as relevant departments of Chengdu City and districts (cities) and counties. This book combines relevant theories from multiple disciplines such as ecological economy, regional economy, development economics, urban planning, political science, sociology, etc., from the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing twin-city economic circle, the construction of ecological civilization, ecological value transformation, park city planning and construction, We conducted in-depth discussions on major theoretical and practical issues involved in the construction of park cities from the perspectives of urbanization efficiency assessment and green development, scientifically constructed the theoretical connotation and evaluation index system of park cities, and selected 20 districts (cities) and counties in Chengdu for evaluation. The object is to explore and form a park city demonstration benchmark, and systematically summarizes 12 typical cases of Chengdu building a park city, striving to provide theoretical support and demonstration area standards for Chengdu to explore a new paradigm of park city development in the new era. In order to implement the major strategic deployment of the construction of park city demonstration areas that implement new development concepts, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Chengdu Academy of Social Sciences have joined hands to use the academic platform of the Park City Professional Committee of the China Urban Economics Association to collaborate with domestic park city research. The academic team systematically researches, tracks and summarizes, explores the subject, academic and discourse system of park cities from a theoretical perspective, extracts and summarizes innovative practices and successful cases of Chengdu's park city construction from practice, records the pulse of China's park city construction, and forms a park city. A series of annual development reports (blue books) will provide reference guidance for the practice of park city demonstration area construction. "Planning and Construction of Luxi Zhigu Park Community—Practical Exploration of the First Mentioned Place in Park City·Tianfu New District" was released Provide planning and construction samples for park city construction At the closing ceremony of the second Park City Forum in 2020, the book "Planning and Construction of Luxi Zhigu Park Community—Practical Exploration of the First-mentioned Park City·Tianfu New District" was officially released. Taking Luxi Zhigu Park Community as a sample, the book focuses on the two important dimensions of planning and construction in three major chapters: "Opening", "Planning" and "Construction". It focuses on the three major attributes of "ecology, space and public" and follows the "physical layer". , wisdom layer, value layer" progressive thinking, it has conducted a comprehensive technical analysis and systematic path construction on park community ecological shaping, industrial layout, scene creation, value transformation, etc., and is committed to providing a reference for the construction of park cities. Tianfu Experience”. The opening chapter explains the overall idea of Tianfu New District to deeply grasp the internal logic of big ecology and big security, and systematically implement the general requirements of "one respect and five coordination" for urban work; at the same time, it summarizes that in order to promote the construction of park cities, Tianfu New District has taken the lead in building an organizational management system and accelerating the construction of a park city. Improve the planning management system and systematically build the target management system as three major highlights. The planning chapter discusses in depth the significance of Luxi Intelligent Valley for the practical exploration of the "first mention of park city" in Tianfu New District; it focuses on how to innovate the structure of "park city·future city", create new characteristics of park communities, and reflect the practical path It is innovative, scientific and systematic; it introduces in detail how the planning follows nature to optimize the ecological background, forming an urban-park integration pattern surrounded by mountains, rivers, forests, farmlands and lakes, and interconnected by parks and green corridors, giving full play to the adsorption capacity of ecological resources, and gathering scientific and technological research and development. , innovate entrepreneurial functions, and explore smart city management to promote the diversified transformation of ecological value. The construction chapter specifically presents the practical experience of Luxi Zhigu Park Community. In terms of ecological attributes, we insist on systematic governance, use close-to-nature design techniques, functional layouts that promote value transformation, and smart ecological technical means to realize that clear waters and lush mountains are valuable assets; in terms of spatial attributes, we promote the concept and science of park cities Deeply integrate the two-way development of urban functional areas, build high-quality science and technology innovation spaces, build smart industry platforms, and achieve innovation-driven, high-quality development; in terms of public attributes, optimize the supply of green public services, highlight the urban aesthetics of the new district, and return to the people-oriented value orientation. The relevant person in charge of Chengdu Tianfu New District said that the book uses Luxi Zhigu Park Community as a pioneer demonstration sample to explore the path of park city construction and display the results of park city construction. It will provide a reference planning and construction sample for park city construction. "Park City Index (Framework System)" was released with one goal: Build a “harmonious, beautiful, vibrant and sustainable city” At the closing ceremony of the second Park City Forum in 2020, the world's first "Park City Index (Framework System)" was officially released. The reporter learned that the "Park City Index (Framework System)" was compiled by Tianfu New District and the China Urban Planning Society. This research result is an in-depth explanation of the park city theory, a measurement ruler for park city work, and a framework for the promotion of park cities. Base. According to reports, the "Park City Index (Framework System)" is rooted in the vivid practice of park city construction in Tianfu New District in the past three years, focusing on the goal of "a harmonious, beautiful, and vibrant sustainable city" and "harmonious symbiosis, quality life, green The five dimensions of "development, cultural promotion, and modern governance" provide target navigation and measurement rulers for park city construction from 15 aspects, striving to reflect forward-looking vision and common pursuit, and carry out pioneering work to deepen the positive interaction between park city theory and practice. explore. At the same time, during the research process, the Park City Index widely absorbed the long-term development consensus of advanced cities in the world such as New York, London, Tokyo, and Shanghai, combined with the advanced practice of Tianfu New District in the field of park cities, and continuously refined, summarized, and deepened it to form "1- 5-15" "Park City Index (Framework System)". "The "Park City Index (Framework System)" released this time is not a final result, but a starting point for continued and in-depth work in the future." The relevant person in charge of Chengdu Tianfu New District said that this is an open and inclusive framework system that builds consensus. , the next step will be further deepened based on practice to form quantitative indicators and evaluation systems that are consistent with the characteristics of various cities. We hope that more cities and friends can understand, recognize and participate in the construction of park cities, and promote this urban development nationwide and even globally. New paradigm. (Reporters Wang Linli Cao Xianyuan) Chengdu Municipal People's Government http://www.chengdu.gov.cn/chengdu/c135629/2020-10/25/content_da4cc10479d645f38ee82f15efaebb80.shtml

  • Arts and Culture: How did Gaudi and his peers inspire and promote the arts and cultural movements? 

    Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect from Catalonia, Spain, along with his peers, played a significant role in inspiring and promoting arts and cultural movements. Gaudí's architectural style, characterized by organic forms and intricate detailing, broke away from traditional norms and sparked a new wave of creativity. His innovative approach influenced diverse artistic disciplines, such as sculpture, painting, and design. Gaudí's emphasis on integrating nature into his works also inspired a broader appreciation for organic aesthetics and environmental consciousness. Moreover, his collaborations with other artists and craftsmen fostered a sense of community and interdisciplinary exchange, further fueling the artistic and cultural movements of his time.

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  • Shelley Tsang | SIG Group Holding | China

    Home / Shelley Tsang / Shelley Shelley Man Hoi Tsang is the 75th generation of the Zeng clan. Her ancestor Zengzi is one of the Four Sages of Confucianism in China. Shelley was born in Hong Kong. She lived in her family's Beijing courtyard in the south of Zhongnanhai since childhood. Shelley's family was actively engaged in global business, government, and military fields. In recognition of her distinguished contributions to the development of humanities and global understanding, Shelley is the Damehood Candidate of the Royal and Noble Brotherhood of King Saint Ferdinand. She will be the first Asian to receive this honour in history. As the Founder and Chairman of SIG Group Holding, Shelley has been actively integrating family business, exploring new business opportunities, and developing new markets. >>> READ MORE Shelley Tsang Shelley's Journey A Vibrant Lifestyle Fueled by Adventure, Creativity, and Intellectual Curiosity Entrepreneurship Jewels Creation Writing Gourmet Houses Travel Sports Research Plants Fashion Wines Tea Music Calligraphy Game History and Milestones History and Milestones 4000 Years of Zeng Clan With a history spanning 4,000 years, the Zeng clan has established itself as a prominent and influential lineage, originating from Qu Lie in the Xia Dynasty and flourishing under the leadership of Prince Wu of the Zeng Kingdom. The clan has expanded its reach across Henan, Shandong, and beyond the seas, becoming a source of remarkable talent in diverse fields. The Zeng clan actively collaborates with partners to promote and preserve Chinese cultural traditions, showcasing their rich heritage to the world. They are committed to preserving their culture for future generations to appreciate. Through their dedication and passion, the Zeng clan continues to be a driving force in the preservation and promotion of Chinese cultural heritage, ensuring its enduring legacy for years to come .>>> READ MORE Preserving the Legacy of an Ancient Chinese Clan Shelley Tsang and Family Since 1979, Shelley's esteemed family has been invited by the Chinese State Council to showcase the traditional Chinese lifestyle. Their Beijing courtyard, located south of Zhongnanhai, warmly welcomed over 3000 distinguished guests from various countries. Over the years, the family has actively participated in global business, government, and military ventures, solidifying their influential role in these spheres. In 2019, the family elders were honoured with the "70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China" medal, jointly awarded by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission, as a testament to their exceptional contributions to China's development and prosperity. >>> READ MORE The Remarkable Journey to Global Success Social Media Feed Featured Highlights SIG Goodness Sep 23, 2020 Business leaders from more than 100 countries pledge support for multilateralism as UN turns 75 Over 1,200 CEOs endorse Statement on Renewed Global Cooperation and pledge to unite in the business of a better world. SIG Goodness Jul 31, 2020 UN75: I stand with the UN for a healthy planet. Now more than ever, we must work together to achieve the #GlobalGoals. I stand with the UN for a healthy planet. Add your photo too! SIG Research Feb 19, 2018 Gaudi and China - "Global Times" interview with Shelley Tsang About the world's first Gaudi Digital Museum, the importance of Gaudi to the contemporary world, and the vision on future development. contacts@shelleytsang.com ​Please feel free to contact me at:

  • History and Milestones | Shelley Tsang | SIG Group Holding | China

    History and Milestones Home / Shelley Tsang / History and Milestones / 505BC The Zeng* Clan Ancestor Zengzi (505-425 BC) was a Chinese philosopher, the disciple of Confucius, revered as one of the Four Sages of Confucianism. Under the guidance of Confucius, he became the author of The Classic of Filial Piety, a work that examined the importance of this tenet in the Confucian system. After the death of Confucius, Zengzi assembled disciples around him and preached the way of Confucius. 740 Together with Zisi, Zengzi was the founder of the Confucian tradition that would later become famous under Mengzi. During the reign of Emperor Xuanzong (r. 712-755) of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Zengzi was given the honorific title of Earl of Cheng. 886 In the second year of the Tang Dynasty Guangqi period (886), Zeng Yanshi (20th Generation) was ordered by the Emperor to lead his family to assist his brother Wang Chao and Wang Shenzhi to enter Fujian, and remove the local separatist forces. He moved to Fuzhou, Tingzhou, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, and finally settled in the Longshantou area of Jinjiang County, Quanzhou. The descendants of Zeng Yanshi prospered and multiplied into a big family, known as The House of Longshan. 1105 When the status of Mengzi rose under the influence of the Neo-Confucians during the early Song period (960-1279), Zengzi also became one of the highest sages in Confucianism. Emperor Huizong of the Song (r. 1100-1125) bestowed on Zengzi the title of Marquis Wucheng, and Emperor Duzong of the Song (r. 1264-1274) bestowed on him as Duke of Cheng. 1220 The Zeng clan was famous for the good reputation of "One Clan, Four Prime Ministers". The Zeng Ancestral Hall showcasing the calligraphies bestowed by emperors for the appointment of four important Prime Ministers at different times during the Song Dynasty from 960 to 1270. The Zeng Ancestral Hall was established over a thousand years ago and still serves as the connection of the clan today. 1405 The Zeng's Grand Ancestral Hall was built in the Yongle period of the Ming Dynasty (1405), at the same period as the construction of the Beijing Forbidden City. Zeng Shoulun was the royal teacher for Yongle Emperor, and he served as a high official in the Imperial Court. After Zeng Shoulun's retirement, the Yongle Emperor approved to use National Treasury to build Zeng's Grand Ancestral Hall. 1280 In Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), Zengzi was given the honorific title of Duke Zongsheng and became the third Confucian Saint, only after Yan Yuan and Confucius himself. However, the Zeng clan was reluctant to serve the Mongolian imperials and the whole clan left the Court for nearly one century. 1850 After centuries of development, in the 19th Century, part of the family moved to Southeast Asia to further develop the family business. The family established its international trading company to actively promote trade between China and Southeast Asia, to also Europe and the Americas. 1300 Since the Zeng clan left the Court, the Zeng became one of the most important families doing international import and export in Quanzhou and Zhangzhou. Quanzhou was the starting point of China's Maritime Silk Road. During the Song and Yuan Dynasties, Quanzhou was hailed as the "world's largest port" by the medieval traveller Marco Polo. Later, Zhangzhou became the major port for trading with Portugal and Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. 1900 Other than international import and export business, the family had been developing integrated industries in Indonesia to magnify the family influence and promote modern industrial reform. In the early 20th Century, the family investment in the industrialisation of rice mills has been a great success which change the rice production industry completely and generated enormous wealth for the family. 1930 Khoengiok Tjan (Shelley’s grandfather) devoted to expanding the family business after his graduation from Fudan University in Shanghai. Other than helping with the family rice mills business, he also developed his steel, powerboats, and aircraft business in Asia. He was also the patented inventor of Vertical Landing and Take-Off aircraft. In the 1930s, he interacted with Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor, on the future of engine and aero-industry development. 1938 Niu Zhenmin (Shelley's great grandfather) started his international trading business between China, Russia, Mongolia and Japan in Ulaanbaatar. The business was forced to end due to the Mongolian Revolution of 1911. Thus, Niu joined the then Chinese government to serve the country. He led several battles to protect the people during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Niu was also famous for establishing schools during the War to ensure students to continue their education. To protect the family from assination, he left his role as the District Mayor of Nangong at the end of the War. 1944 In 1943, Niu Zhenmin established Taiji Coal Mine in Beijing. The family stepped into the energy industry since then. With his outstanding business talents, Niu Zhenmin became one of the Four Big Tigers of the booming energy field, who also owned construction materials and railway business in China. Meanwhile, Niu Zhenmin's brother who served as the Party Secretary of Eight Route Army 120 Division, North China Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and the Beijing University of Science and Technology, had been honourably awarded by China Premier Zhou Enlai. 1950 The family investment in the industrialisation of rice mills has been a great success and developed into the largest rice mills group in Indonesia. The family later monopolized the development of the modern Indonesian rice mills industry and ranked as one of the richest families in Indonesia in the 1950s. The booming family business also led to the new development of its integrated businesses including rubber, logging, shipbuilding, and manufacturing. 1952 With his unique powerboat designs and state-of-the-art technology breakthroughs, Khoengiok Tjan won three consecutive years of international powerboating championships. Hence, the powerboat business of Khoengiok Tjan flourished, he opened new shipyards and established cooperations with many top yacht and powerboat clubs. Later, his business partners started military shipbuilding for the Indonesian Navy. 1953 Yang Yugeng (Shelley’s grandfather) started his political career in the Central Commission of the Communist Youth League of China after his graduation from the National Central University. He was fully devoted in the construction of New China with great passion. Yang was proudly participated in the Beijing Workers Stadium construction project. It was one of the Ten Great Buildings constructed in 1959 for the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. 1960 During Yang Yugeng's decades of work in the Central Government of China, he was the founding and organising committee member of many national large-scale sports events, such as the First and Second National Games of China in the 1960s, and the famous Sino-US Table Tennis Friendship Tournament (as known as the Ping-Pong Diplomacy) in the 1970s. On behalf of China, he was passionate to promote sports and peace worldwide, including the organisation of sport events and the sponsorship of sports equipment to African and South American countries. 1979 Since the Open Door Policy in 1979, the family was invited by the China State Council to showcase the upper-class traditional Chinese lifestyles with the world and enhance cultural interactions. Therefore, more than 3000 prestigious guests from many different countries visited the family's Beijing Courtyard located in the south of Zhongnanhai over the years. Later, the family life was filmed as a documentary and broadcasted in Europe. 1985 Since the 1980s, the family has been actively supporting China's international development, and promoting the development of China and international investment and financing. The family has been keeping pace with the development of the new era, reorganizing and reforming family resources with wisdom, and becoming part of the economic miracle of the 40 years China's Open Door Policy. 2019 In 2019, the elders in the family were awarded the Commemorative Medal for "Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China", in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the development of the People's Republic of China. history@sig.today ​Please feel free to contact us at: 2020 SIG Group Holding demonstrated its support for the United Nations and inclusive multilateralism by signing the Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation. This powerful Statement, including the full list of CEO supporters from more than 100 countries, was presented to the United Nations Secretary-General on the sidelines of the High-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations.

  • 4000 Years of Zeng Clan | Shelley Tsang | SIG Group Holding | China

    4000 Years of Zeng* Clan and Shelley Tsang Home / Shelley Tsang / 4000 Years of Zeng Clan / * Zeng, Tjan, Tsang, and Chandra refer to the same clan that has different romanisation in different periods and regions. Written by Shelley Tsang, Summer 2022 ​ The Zeng clan has a long and rich history. The Zeng clan, which began with Qu Lie in the Xia Dynasty and continued with Prince Wu of the Zeng Kingdom, has been flourishing for 4,000 years, spreading its branches throughout the country from Henan and Shandong, and even across the sea to the world. Today, the Zeng clan has a rich source of talent in all areas of society, cooperating and interacting with many parties to promote the beautiful and outstanding Chinese traditional culture. ​ According to historical records, the surname Zeng is derived from the surname Si, which in turn originated from the Xia Dynasty (c. 2070 BC - c. 1600 BC) and is a descendant of the Yellow Emperor. In the 13th year of the Xia Dynasty (1972 BC to 1912 BC), the emperor Shao Kang conferred his second son, Qu Lie, in the state of Zeng (present-day Fangcheng County, Henan Province). The state of Hang was recorded in the oracle bone inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC - c. 1046 BC) and in the “Historical Records” of the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC - 256 BC). During the Spring and Autumn Period of the Zhou Dynasty (770 BC to 476 BC), the state of Zeng was destroyed by the state of Ju in 567 BC, and the prince of Zeng, Wu, escaped to the neighbouring state of Lu (now Lanling County, Shandong Province). The descendants of Zeng who fled to Lu became officials in Lu and spread out to the surrounding areas, spreading their people throughout Shandong and Hebei. The descendants of Zeng used the original state name Zeng as their surname, without the radical阝, to indicate that they had left their hometown but did not forget their ancestors. This is the origin of the Zeng family name. ​ In the Xia Dynasty, Qu Lie passed through 54 generations to Wu and 58 generations to Zeng Shen. Zeng Shen (known as Zeng Zi, 505 BC to 435 BC) was 16 years old when he studied under Confucius. Zeng Shen's political philosophy of "Cultivate the self, regulate the family, govern the state, then lead the world to peace", his cultivation of self-discipline and prudence, and his filial piety, have influenced China for more than 2,000 years and provided the profound moral cultivation ideas for the establishment of a harmonious society today. Confucius' grandson, Kong Ji, studied under Zeng Shen, who in turn taught it to Mencius. In this way, Zeng Shen has both inherited and developed the Confucian school of thought. Zeng Shen played an important role in the history of Confucianism, wrote the Great Learning (Daxue, which is one of the “Four Books” in Confucianism and one of the Five Classics) and Classic of Filial Piety (Xiaojing), and was revered by later generations as one of the Four Sages of Confucius, who were enshrined in Confucian temples. ​ In the Qin-Han (221 BC to 220 AD) period, due to war and other reasons, the Zeng clan moved from the originally active Shandong and Henan areas into the provinces of Hebei, Hunan, and Shaanxi. Because of the chaos of Wang Mang at the end of the Western Han Dynasty (202 B.C. to 8 A.D.), more than a thousand people from the clan moved south to Jiyang, Luling County (nowadays Yongfeng County, Jiangxi Province), therefore Luling County became the second place where the Chinese Zeng clan originated. Entering the period of Wei, Jin, and Northern and Southern Dynasties (220-589), the society was in turmoil after long years of war and chaos, coupled with the “Yongjia Rebellion” at the end of Western Jin (265-317), a large number of the Central Plains scholar clans moved south, hence the Zeng clan also entered the southern provinces in large numbers during this period. From then on, before the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907), the Zeng clan was all over China, famous people emerged, and the family power was getting stronger. ​ Social stability and clan development accelerated during the glorious age of the Tang Dynasty (650-755). In the first year of Emperor Xi Zong's Qianfu reign (874), Huang Chao revolted and many clans from the Central Plains went south. During the years of Tang Guangqi's reign (885-887), Zeng Yanshui, the 36th descendant of Zeng Shen, who was the official of the Tang civil corps, the ambassador of Guangzhou, the marquis of Kaimin, and the general of Jinwu who was presented with the title of Jinlu Daifu, was ordered to lead his family and his brother-in-laws Wang Chao and Wang Junchi to attack Fujian and fight in the states of Fu, Ting, Zhang, and Quan. In 886, he settled in Longtou (Dragon Head) Mountain, west of Quanzhou City, Jinjiang, Fujian. To stabilise the situation in Fujian, Zeng Yanshi carried out a series of strategies such as light taxation, support for agriculture and weaving, protection of industry and commerce, the rectification of officials, the appointment of wise scholars, promotion of Confucianism, revitalisation of culture, etc., so that the Min region could be stabilised and entered into a period of prosperity rarely seen in history. Longshan (Dragon Mountain) was the birthplace of the Zeng clan's history of expanding the southern border, and the “House of Longshan" became a major faction of the Zeng clan. Zeng Yanshi made a great contribution to the development of Fujian, and became the "First Ancestor of the Longshan House of the Zeng Clan”. ​ During the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the Zeng clan developed into a prestigious family with a wealth of talents. In the second year of the Duan Gong's reign of Emperor Taizong of the Song Dynasty (989), Zeng Yan Shi's eighth-generation grandson, Zeng Hui, got the top two results in the national level state examination and became a lieutenant of the Ministry of Justice. After Zeng Hui made his career, he rebuilt his former residence as the “House of Longshan Zeng Clan Ancestral Hall". The second son of Zeng Hui, Zeng Gongliang, was born in Jinjiang, Fujian Province in 999 A.D. He served through the reign of Emperor Renzong, Emperor Yingzong, and Emperor Shenzong, and served as the Prime Minister with outstanding merits. Zeng Gongliang was not only a famous politician but also a famous military scientist and theoretician. In 1044 A.D., Zeng Gongliang took four years to compile forty volumes of the "General Principles of Military Science", which is not only an important document in the history of military affairs but also an important work in the history of science, recording the birth of the world's first gunpowder rocket in China and highly valued by later scholars in China and abroad. Zeng Gongliang died in 1078 AD and was given the title of "Xuanjing" by Emperor Shenzong of the Song Dynasty. After Zeng Gongliang, his son Zeng Xiaokuan became the Prime Minister of the Northern Song Dynasty, Zeng Huai became the Prime Minister of the Southern Song Dynasty, and Zeng Zonglong (the Champion of the national level state examination) became the Prime Minister of the Southern Song Dynasty as well. For about 200 years, the Zeng clan's prestige has been spread throughout the country, and has gained the reputation of “Half Zeng Dynasty", "Four Ministers and One Champion", "Four Ministers in One Clan", "Nine Ministry Founding Officials", and “Appointment of Eleven Dukes by the Emperor". ​ After the fall of the Song Dynasty, the Zeng clan continued to flourish. During the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), Zeng Shen was given the honorary title of "Duke of Cheng", making him the third Confucian saint after Yan Yuan and Confucius himself. However, the Zeng clan was unwilling to serve the Mongolian royal family, and the entire family left the imperial court and remained anonymous for nearly a century. After leaving the court, the Zeng clan became one of the most important families engaged in international import and export in Quanzhou and Zhangzhou. Quanzhou was the starting point of China's Maritime Silk Road, and during the Song and Yuan dynasties, it was hailed as "the largest port in the world" by the medieval traveller Marco Polo, while Zhangzhou became a major port for trade with Portugal and Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. ​ It was not until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) that the Zeng family resumed their surname and served the imperial court. Zeng Zhongkui, the 25th ancestor of the House of Longshan, a Ming Dynasty scholar, and a court official, presided over the restoration of the "House of Longshan Zeng Clan Ancestral Hall". In 1405, when Zeng Shoulun, the imperial teacher of the Ming Emperor Chengzu retired from the government, Emperor Chengzu remembering the merits of Zeng Shoulun's teaching, granted permission to use the national treasury to build the Great Ancestral Hall of the Zeng Clan. During the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912), the Zeng family inherited and carried on the family tradition of "cultivate the self, regulate the family, govern the state, then lead the world to peace" as a fine family tradition and a family heirloom. ​ Zeng Guofan (1811-1872, 70th generation of the Zeng clan) was a military man, a scientist, a politician, a calligrapher, and a literary scholar of the Qing Dynasty. During the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Rebellion (1851-1864) movement, Zeng Guofan founded and commanded the Xiang army, and after many years of fierce battles, he destroyed the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Rebellion. The rise of Zeng Guofan had a profound impact on the politics, military, culture, and economy of the Qing Dynasty. Under the initiative of Zeng Guofan, the first Chinese ship was built, the Chinese navy was established, the first military academy was built, the first Western books were printed and translated, and the first group of students was arranged to study in the United States. Zeng Guofan was not only one of the four most famous ministers of the late Qing Dynasty, together with Li Hongzhang, Zuo Zongtang, and Zhang Zhidong, but also a pioneer in the modernisation of China. ​ In the mid-nineteenth century, fleeing the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Rebellion, some of the Zeng clan (including the elders of Shelley Tsang’s family) emigrated from Fujian to Southeast Asia and further developed the family business, actively promoting international trade between China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas. In addition to the international import and export business, the Zeng family developed integrated industries in Indonesia to expand the family's influence and promote modern industrial reforms. In the early 20th century, the family's investment in the industrialisation of rice mills was a great success, revolutionising the rice production industry. This created great wealth for the family and led to the development of the largest rice mill group in Indonesia. In the 1950s, the Zeng family became one of the wealthiest families in Indonesia, and the flourishing family business led to new developments in other integrated businesses, including rubber, logging, shipbuilding, and manufacturing. ​ After graduating from the prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai, Zeng Kunyu (also known as Tjan Khoengiok, 1904-1977, 73rd generation of the Zeng clan, grandfather of Shelley Tsang) devoted himself to expanding the family business. In addition to helping the family's rice mill business, he developed his steel, powerboat, and aircraft businesses in Asia. He was the inventor and patent holder of the vertical take-off and landing aircraft, and in the 1930s, he had interacted with Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, about the future of the engine and aviation industries. In the 1950s, with his unique powerboat design and the most advanced technological breakthroughs, he won the championships of the International Powerboat Competitions for three consecutive years. As a result, the family's powerboat business flourished, and Zeng Kunyu opened a new shipyard and started cooperation with many top yachting and powerboat clubs. Later, his business partners began building military vessels for the Indonesian Navy. In his later years, Zeng Kunyu joined the music industry. With a wealth of scientific knowledge and top-notch craftsmanship, he was the first generation of Chinese violin makers and made violins for many of China's top violinists and collectors. ​ Tsang Kwok Cheong (father of Shelley Tsang, 74th grandson of the Zeng family, 1955-present) and Yeung Siu Ping (also known as Yang Xiaoping, mother of Shelley Tsang, 1955-present) graduated from the oldest Christian comprehensive school in Beijing, founded by the Anglican Church as Chongde College (now Beijing No. 31 High School) in 1911, located west of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The first principal was the English missionary Bishop Francis Lushington Norris, who was succeeded in 1927 by Ling Hin Yeung, a graduate of Cambridge University. Graduates of the College included the son of Chen Baochen, the imperial teacher of the late Qing emperor Pu Yi; Yang Zhenning, winner of the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics; Deng Jiaxian, an important Chinese nuclear physicist; Liang Sicheng, a famous architectural engineer; and more than a dozen academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. After the turmoil of China's Cultural Revolution, Tsang Kwok Cheong and Yeung Siu Ping left Beijing to live in Hong Kong in the late 1970s. Tsang Kwok Cheong studied mechanical engineering and worked for the Kowloon Motor Bus Company Limited in Hong Kong. It is the oldest and largest franchised bus company in Hong Kong and one of the largest private bus companies in the world. ​ Yeung Siu Ping’s family made great contributions to the building of new China, starting in the energy industry in 1943 when Niu Zhenmin (Shelley Tsang's maternal great-grandfather, 1906-1994) founded the Taiji Coal Mine in Beijing. With his outstanding business skills, Niu Zhenmin became one of the four major players in the energy industry in Beijing at that time, and he also owned businesses in China, including construction materials and railroads. Niu's younger brother, Niu Jin-ching, served as Party Secretary of the 120th Division of the Eighth Route Army, the North China Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and the Beijing University of Science and Technology, and was honoured by Premier Zhou Enlai. Niu Zhenmin's daughter, Niu Shuqin (grandmother of Shelley Tsang from 1934 to 2019), worked for the Beijing Sixth Construction Engineering Company. Beijing Sixth Construction Engineering Company is a large international construction enterprise group, founded in 1958 under the Beijing Construction Industry Group Co. Niu Shuqin has participated in a large number of construction projects in New China, including the Great Hall of the People, the Beijing International Convention Center, the People's Bank of China Financial Center, and the China Arts and Crafts Museum. ​ Yeung Siu Ping's father, Yang Yugeng (1925-2016, Shelley Tsang's maternal grandfather), graduated from China's top National Central University during the Republican era and then began his political career with the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Youth League. He devoted himself with great enthusiasm to the construction of the new China and was proud to have participated in the construction of the Beijing Workers' Stadium. This was one of the ten major buildings built in 1959 to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. During his decades of service in the Chinese Central Government, he was the founder and member of the organising committee for many major national sports events, such as the First and Second National Games of China in the 1960s and the famous Sino-US Table Tennis Friendship Tournament (known as Ping Pong Diplomacy) in the 1970s. He has represented China in promoting sports and peace around the world, including organising multinational sports events and sponsoring sports equipment to African and South American countries. ​ Since China's reform and opening policy in 1979, the family has been invited by the Chinese State Council to showcase the traditional lifestyle of China's upper class to the world, enhancing cultural exchange and international understanding. In the 1980s, more than 3,000 distinguished guests from various countries visited the family's Beijing courtyard south of Zhongnanhai, and the family's life was filmed by the director of a West German television for broadcast in Europe. Since the 1980s, the family has been an active supporter of the development of the new China and has kept pace with the development of the new era, working in the fields of global business, government and military. In 2019, the family elders were awarded the "70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China" medal jointly by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the People's Republic of China. ​ Born in Hong Kong and raised in the family courtyard south of Zhongnanhai in Beijing, Shelley Tsang (1985-, the 75th generation of the Zeng family) was one of the youngest members of the Mensa International High IQ Club at the age of 17. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from the University of Hong Kong and was awarded a Hong Kong scholarship to study in Italy. To enhance her business knowledge, Shelley studied business analysis, economics, and financial accounting at Harvard Business School in the United States of America. With a passion for earth science and gemmology, Shelley Tsang completed her studies at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to become an "Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP)". In addition, as a lifelong learner, she has completed courses at Oxford University, Harvard Medical School, the World Bank Group, and the United Nations Global Compact Academy. ​ As the founder and Chairman of SIG Group Holding Limited, Shelley Tsang actively integrates family businesses, explores new business opportunities, and develops new markets. Through partnerships with governments, corporations, and academic institutions, SIG Group Holding develops its global business in eight areas: cities, investment, energy, innovation, lifestyle, trade, research, and agriculture, and continues to seek innovative, effective, and sustainable long-term development models. Some of the major large-scale projects that SIG Group Holding has been involved in are the 120,000 square kilometres Yellow River Ancient Village Revitalisation Project in Shandong in 2017; the world's largest 80 kilometres urban greenway project in Chengdu in 2018; and the launch of the first art and science artificial intelligence project with Chinese internet giant Baidu in 2019, "Walking with the Masters", which was showcased internationally at the Baidu World Conference. In addition, Shelley Tsang is one of the founding members of the China New Urbanisation Construction Steering Committee and serves as the Secretary General of Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao, and the Greater Bay Area and International Business. The China New Urbanisation Construction Steering Committee is an integrated body established under the approval of the Hong Kong SAR Government through the joint initiative of relevant central governmental and financial institutions and domestic enterprises. Since its establishment, the Committee has joined hands with various ministries and commissions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, research institutes, China Development Bank, China Agricultural Development Bank, foreign banks, and many state-owned enterprises under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission to promote the economic prosperity of local governments in China. It is an important force in supporting the development of rural revitalisation and new urbanisation in China. ​ In 2020, Shelley Tsang began working with Zero Emission Research and Initiatives (ZERI) and founded ZERI China. ZERI was founded in 1994 at United Nations University (UNU) by Professor Gunter Pauli, known as the "Steve Jobs of sustainability", under the direction of Prof. Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, then Rector of UNU, in response to the need to translate ideas, visions and scientific knowledge into concrete projects at that time. Over the years, ZERI has grown into a global network of more than 3,000 scientists and experts dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world's current and future problems. For many years, it has been ranked as one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Policy Idea Think Tanks in the World" by the University of Pennsylvania's Global Think Tank Index. Inspired by the 1972 report "The Limits to Growth" by the Club of Rome, one of the top three think tanks in the world, and the 2010 report "The Blue Economy" by Professor Gunter Pauli, Shelley Tsang is leading the ZERI China team to develop and promote the Blue Economy and Happiness Economy projects in China. ​ Shelley Tsang has been actively promoting high-level international cooperation at the national level and supporting inclusive multilateralism for many years. In 2014, Shelley Tsang organised a series of academic seminars at Sciences Po in Paris to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. She also sponsored and organised a conference at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2016 for art historian Ms Badre, wife of the former CFO of the World Bank Group and participated in the first Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum in 2017. In 2018, during the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Spain, Shelley Tsang founded the “Spain China Cooperation" initiative, which she launched with the Spanish Ambassador in China, Ambassador Alberto Carnero Fernández, at the Spanish Embassy in Beijing to strengthen cultural and economic interactions between the two countries. Shelley Tsang convinced the Internet giant Baidu to join the "China-Spain Cooperation" initiative and co-found the world's first "Gaudi Digital Museum". In 2018, as a representative of a Chinese company, Shelley Tsang participated in the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York. In 2020, Shelley Tsang signed the United Nations "Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation" as a representative of Chinese companies, demonstrating her support for the United Nations and inclusive multilateralism. This powerful statement, which includes a complete list of CEO supporters from over 100 countries, was presented to the UN Secretary-General during the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. ​ Shelley Tsang has held various positions in various non-profit organisations, including supporting the United Nations 17 Goals for Sustainable Development, the Nature Conservation and Climate Change Initiative, signing the UN Women's Empowering Women's Principles (WEPS) CEO Statement of Support, organising the Science Education for China Charity Foundation, and founding the Gaudi Research Centre (firmly known as Gaudi Asia-Pacific Research Institute), the International Castles and Palaces Society, the Southeast Asian Cultural Hub, the KNOCKWOOD Global Culture Connections, the Religious Art Studies Association, Nepal Mountain of Hope, and the Anti-Generational Poverty Association. She has translated and proofread hundreds of TED talks, including “Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone” by His Holiness Pope Francis; “This Decade Calls for Earthshots to Repair Our Planet” by Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge; “What is COP26?” by the 45th vice president of the United States and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Al Gore; “We can make COVID-19 the last pandemic” by renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates, “Why we have too few women leaders” by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; “Abundance is our future” by the founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University Peter Diamandis; “Join the SETI search” by the TED Prize awardee SETI Institute's Jill Tarter and other important speeches, spreading their insights to a largely Chinese audience. From 2019-2021, Shelley Tsang serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations-registered Arts and Culture Without Borders (ACWB) Foundation, where she collaborates with other Goodwill Ambassadors, including Her Royal Highness Princess Saba Kebede of Ethiopia, Her Royal Highness Princess Anna Maria Senussi of Libya, Her Royal Highness Duke Palden Namgyal of Sikkim, Her Royal Highness Princess Amal Alamini Al-Sabah of Syria-Kuwait, and Her Royal Highness Princess Mina Legarie of Pakistan, among others, to promote philanthropy in the arts and cultural activities. ​ Until now, the House of Longshan Zeng Clan Ancestral Hall has a history of over a thousand years. With the joint efforts of the Zeng clansmen, the Quanzhou Municipal Government returned the site of the original Zeng Ancestral Hall on Longtou Mountain. The first phase of the Ancestral Hall, with a construction area of 1,070 square meters, took three years to complete on March 24, 2005, at a total cost of over $7 million. Sir Donald Tsang, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, Zeng Xianzi, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Lin Zhaoshu, the Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Association, Lin Yixin, the former Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, Zhuang Yanlin, the former Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Association, Wu Xiuping, the former Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's League, Zhang Jiakun, the Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the Fujian Provincial People's Congress, and Elsie Leung, the Attorney General of the Hong Kong SAR, congratulated the completion of the Ancestral Hall in Longshan. In 2021, the China New Urbanisation Construction Steering Committee, co-founded by Shelley Tsang, purchased the land in Huangshi Mountain, Fangcheng County, Henan Province. Fangcheng was an ancient Zeng country, the first fiefdom of the Zeng clan during the Qu Lie period of the Xia Dynasty, and the "ancestral root of the Zeng clan in China". This ancient land was named after the abundant production of “hang”. From 114 B.C. to 127 A.D., this western transportation route through the medium of the silk trade between China and the Middle East region and between China and India was called the Silk Road. However, in the Han Dynasty, the term "silk" did not exist at that time, and the silk-woven products that were popular among the Western countries were called "Seres", and the place where Seres were produced was Fangcheng, the former place of the ancient Zeng Kingdom. Seres were the earliest silk fabric exported overseas, and it was also the silk-woven products that made the ancient Silk Road and proved the origin of the Silk Road. In the future, Shelley Tsang will lead all partners in planning and developing this ancient piece of land to protect the ancestral root of the Zeng clan, hoping for the sustainable development and longevity of the Zeng clan. history@sig.today ​Please feel free to contact us at:

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