Shantou University New Girls’ Residential College Name Sparks Controversy

Written by  Liang Yaoxiang & Huang Pei’dan   A heated debate arose in Shantou University the spring of 2016 as the university planned to name its girls’ residential college “Shu De (淑德),” a word literally meaning “fine virtue,” but which has been used traditionally – according to some – as a …

Grave-Building in Sangpu Mountains: Clash Between Tradition and Environmental Concerns

Written By: Liang Yaoxiang and Huang Pei’dan Halfway up the Sangpu Mountains, the silence in the humid air was broken by a blast of drilling. With a drilling tool that was almost half of his height, a middle-aged, straw-hat-wearing man was trying to make a hole in a rock and break …

Guandong-Technion Ceremony Takes Place, “Silicon Valley of south China” and “Israel Town” Planned for Northwest Shantou

Originally posted on 20th Dec 2015 The Guangdong-Technion cornerstone laying ceremony and a forum on the future of education took place at Shantou University on Wednesday at the construction site of the new institution and at the newly opened Shantou University Sports Park. Former Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres, STU billionaire …

Shimon Peres and Li Ka Shing Expected to Visit STU Wednesday for Guangdong Technion Event

Originally posted on 14th Dec 2015 Former Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres and Hong Kong billionaire and STU benefactor Li Ka Shing are expected to visit Shantou University this week to participate in a several-day event for the construction launch of the Guangdong-Technion Israel Institute of Technology.Guangdong province governor …