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  Professor William Price Attended the New Year Reception for Foreign Experts with Premier Li Keqiang

  Before the Spring Festival, Premier Li Keqiang held a reception for foreign experts working in China in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Professor William Price, strategic scientist of WUT and expert of “the Recruitment Program of Global Experts” was invited. On behalf of Chinese government and people, Premier Li Keqiang expressed cordial New Year wishes to foreign experts and their family and extended greetings to all international friends who support China’s reform and opening-up policy and modernization drive. Vice-premier of State Council Ma Kai, State Councilor Yang Jing and Yang Jiechi attended the reception.

  Professor William Price delivered a speech. He proposed his opinions and suggestions in terms of global navigation development, current development of China’s ocean and transportation of Yangtze River, technological innovation of green ship engineering and functions of advanced educational institutes and R&D institutes. During his visit in Beijing, Professor William Price was also invited to attend the meeting for foreign experts, which was held by Mr. Zhang Jianguo (vice minister of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China and director of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs).

  As a foreign expert recruited by WUT Base of Introducing Talents of Key-technology Discipline of High-performance Naval Architecture, Professor William Price has cooperated with WUT for a long time and has made great achievement in cooperative R&D, mutual communication and joint cultivation of young faculty and graduate students. In 2011, Professor William Price was appointed as WUT strategic scientist. Under his support, WUT-UoS High Performance Ship Technology Joint Centre was established on September, 2012. Professor William Price was awarded the Chime Prize of Excellent Foreign Experts of Hubei Province 2013for his great achievements in joint R&D with our university. In 2015, he was appointed as an expert of “the Recruitment Program of Global Experts”.