Dr Cheng Chan 單聲先生
|Date||18 October 2009||Interviewed by||Kit-Lai Lam|
Dr. Cheng Chan is the President of China Re-unification Society in the UK. Dr. Chan was born in Shanghai; his origin home town is Taizhou, in the Jiangsu Province in China. He graduated from Shanghai Nanyang Model Middle School in 1947 and Shanghai Aurora University in 1951. He enrolled in Paris University in 1952, and received his 'Doctor en Droit' degree in International Law in 1954.
During this time, he attended a summer course at School of International Court of Justice, in De Hague Holland, and received a certificate in 1953. He enrolled the University of London (UCL) to work on International Law research in London till 1956, and then he went to West Germany to start his business career in Import/Export trading and property investments, etc. He has become the most successful Chinese in property investments in Spain at that time. In the meantime, he has been nominated by his government to enter 'Escula Deplomatica Espana' in Madrid in 1962; he successfully received his diploma in 1964.
He moved to London in 1970. He has been elected the president of the Overseas Chinese Association UK in 1986. He has been invited by Chinese, British and Hong Kong governments to attend The Hong Kong Handover Ceremony in Hong Kong in 1997. He has been selected into 'The World Most Distinguished Overseas Chinese Album'.
He was appointed to be the Honourable Director of Committees and Visiting Professor in Nanjing University in 1997, the President of China Re-unification Society in UK in 2000, The Overseas Member of CPPCC, Adviser of All China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and the Director of Committees of China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, The Committee Member of Overseas Exchange Association of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council.