Chinese Connection

A longtime academic and professional partner to many experts, students and employers in China, the USC Davis School of Gerontology made the influential newspaper Ta Kung Pao, the oldest active Chinese-language newspaper in China.

Covering high-profile visits by the USC Davis School’s Dean Pinchas Cohen, M.D., Associate Dean Maria Henke, Dean Emeritus Edward Schneider, M.D. and Director of International Student Initiatives, May Ng, the newspaper gave an overview of the School’s mission, offerings and upcoming appearances at IIE U.S. Higher Education Fairs in Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong.

“An education from the USC Davis School is a true global passport,” said Ng, a native of Hong Kong.  “It will allow graduates to provide life-changing services, support and initiatives for their clients and their country—every country.”

Meeting with a slew of officials, including Administrative Vice Minister of Education Du Yubo and Vice President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Li Shenming, USC Davis School administrators point to Asia as the area of the world where the aging revolution will have the most immediate and dramatic impact.

“By 2050, there will be more than 400 million Chinese citizens over the age of 60,” said Cohen. “Asia represents enormous gerontological challenges and opportunities, and we are proud to further our goal of improving the quality of life for all the world’s older adults of today as well as of tomorrow.”

To read the article (in Chinese), visit: http://paper.takung.cn/html/2012-09/07/content_22_1.htm