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    The unique marine culture helps Zhoushan nurtures special marine culture. Such as marine Buddhist Culture with a great background, the marine culture with a long history, rich and rugged marine folk culture, magnificent marine landscape culture, marine trade culture to take adventures everywhere, "Shuangyong" culture in Thousand Islands with fish and deep water. Zhoushan marine culture is different from the inland farming culture. It takes roots in the ocean and features by marine culture.

    From the perspective of history, marine culture in Zhoushan has a long history. As early as Neolithic Age, there are people cutting wood and fishing here and thus living and breeding. Known as “the First Village in Thousand Islands”,Tangjia dun Relics, which was discovered in Maao Town in Dinghai District, is the biggest original village discovered in Zhoushan Islands. It has about 6000-year history. In recent years, Zhoushan tried a lot to help marine cultural development, such as holding Sand Sculpture Festival, developing chivalry culture in Taohua Island, developing leisure fishery and holding international and national sports events.

    With intelligence and elegance, Zhoushan is hometown for Qiao Shi( former Chairman of National People's Congress), An Ziyi(the former vice chairman of the CPPCC), Ding Guangxun(former vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee), Tung Chee-hwa(vice chairman of the CPPCC and former first chief executive of Hong Kong) and a large number of famous foreigners and domestics. Zhoushan is also a famous hometown for overseas Chinese. There are about 10 million Zhoushan people going abroad and living in different 38 countries and regions around the world. Zhoushan is also a region which has the most people going to Taiwan. A great number of compatriots coming from Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan contribute greatly to the development of Zhoushan and many of them are awarded the honorary title of Honorary Citizen by Zhoushan municipal government: all staff of Zhoushan Ship, Dasenxinwu(Japan), Dong Jianhua, Xu Keqin, Fang Xindao, Dong Jiancheng, Suzuki (Japan) ), Yang Yongman, Wang Fuyuan, Wang Huicheng, Wang Hui, the sea of the Master, Hong Caixian, Zheng Xiuju.

                                                                

                                                             Ch 'iao shih (1924.12 -)

                                                               Qiao Shi

    Dinghai native in Zhejiang, he was born in December 1924 in Shanghai. His primitive name was Jiang Zhitong. He studied in East China Union University but failed to graduate. He worked in 1940 and join the Communist Party of China in August. During his Early years, he participated in the organization of the Shanghai student movement. From 1940 to 1945, he served as a member and the secretary of the underground party in Shanghai Southern Middle School and Guanghua middle school, a member of underground party of Shanghai high school district committee. He studied in the East China Union University and majored in literature and studied in Huainan Huazhong Bureau of urban engineering training classes.

    From 1945 to 1949, he served as a member of Shanghai underground party committee of the school district committee, deputy secretary of secondary schools and a member of the organization committee, general secretary of underground party in Shanghai Tongji University, the general liaison man of Shanghai Underground CPC, deputy secretary of underground party of new city district in Shanghai and secretary of Shanghai North District Academic Committee. From 1949 to 1954, he was appointed as Minister of Publicity Department, Minister of Organization Department, of Hangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Secretary of the Youth Committee of the Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Vice Minister of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the CPC Central Committee. From 1954 to1962, he worked as Deputy Director and Director of Engineering Technology Department in Anshan Iron and Steel Construction Company, Dean of Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company Design Institute and Iron and Steel Research Institute and party secretary of Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company Shaanxi Project Management Office.

    From 1962 to 1963, he studied in the Central High School theoretical class. From 1963 to 1982, he served as researcher, deputy director, director, deputy minister of the CPC Central Committee External Relations Department. In 1982 he was appointed as secretary of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee. In 1983 he was appointed as director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and minister of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee. In 1985, he served as secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee. From 1985 to May 1998, he served as the director of the Central Committee on Secrecy. In 1986, he was also Vice Premier of the State Council. In 1987, he was elected as secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. In 1989, he served as president of the Party School of the CPC. In 1991, he was concurrently served as the director of the comprehensive management committee of the central social security. From March 27, 1993 to March 16, 1998, he was the chairman of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People's Congress, the alternative secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (he was then elected as the secretary of Secretariat of the Central Committee during the Fifth Plenary Session of the 12th  Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party), a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, a member of the Political Bureau of the 13th Central Committee and a member of the Standing Committee, the secretary of the Central Secretariat, a member of the Political Bureau of the 14th Central Committee and a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, a deputy of the 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, a deputy of the seventh and eighth National People's Congress (Zhejiang).

        In April 1996 he was conferred the honorary title of Honorary Citizen by Havana municipal government in Cuba. In April 1996, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Regina, Canada.

                                                         

    An Zijie, Dinghai native, born in Shanghai on June 26th, 1912.

    During his early years, he studied in Shanghai Shenghengji College and majored in economics. In 1938, he worked in an import and export firm in Hong Kong. After the Hong Kong was on fire, he left to Chongqing in 1941, and he worked in the central trust office of Nationalist Government after 1942. He returned to Hong Kong and settled there after 1949 and participated the creation of South China dyeing factory, the South China Textile Factory, Yongnan textile mill successively in 1950. From 1965 to 1968, he was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Cotton Industry Association. From 1965 to 1975, he was Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong University and Polytechnic Grants Committee. After 1969, he worked as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Southern Alliance Industrial Co., Ltd. and the directors of Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited, Shanghai Commercial Bank and Shaw Brothers Film Co., Ltd. and served as a director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, Kowloon Motor Co., Ltd., Hainan Development Co., Ltd. , Hang Lung Co., Ltd. and Orient Overseas Container Shipping Co., Ltd. From 1970 to 1975, he was the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. From 1970 to 1974, he was an unofficial member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council. From 1974 to 1978, he was an unofficial member of the Hong Kong Executive Council. From 1973 to 1975, he was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Training Board. From 1975 to 1979, he was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. After 1976, he was awarded the honorary professor of honorary jurisprudence of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was appointed as an honorary professor of Beijing University of International Business and Economics, Tsinghua University, Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade and Jiangxi Normal University. After 1981, he was appointed as an Honorary President of Hong Kong Chinese Language Society and Honorary President of Beijing Chinese Character Modernization Research Association. After 1988, he was appointed as senior adviser to the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. After 1990, he served as Chairman and honorary chairman of the Council of Hong Kong's one country, two systems and economic research center.

    He was served as a member of the sixth, seventh session of the CPPCC Standing Committee and vice chairman of the eighth and ninth CPPCC National Committee in succession. During Hongkong`s return to the motherland, he served as Vice Chairman of the Basic Law Drafting Committee of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Basic Law Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Affairs Consultant, Deputy Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Vice Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

    At the age of 88, he died because of illness at 15:12 on June third, 2000.


    Ding Guangxun male, Han nationality, native of Zhejiang Zhoushan, born in September 1915 in Shanghai. Shanghai St. John's University, New York Columbia University Teachers College, New York Concorde School of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Doctor of theology.

    Ding studied in Shanghai St. John`s University from 1937 to 1942.

    Ding worked in Shanghai Christian YMCA as a Student Affairs Officer from 1942 to 1945.

    Ding worked in Canadian Christian as a Student Sports Officer form 1946 to 1947.

    Ding worked in Canadian Christian as a Student Sports Officer form 1946 to 1947.

    Ding worked in World Student Christian Federation located in Geneva as an officer from 1948 to 1951.

    From 1951 to 1980, Ding worked as general director of Shanghai Christian Literature Society, Dean of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, vice president and director of religion institute in Nanjing University.

    From 1980 to 1989, he worked as Chairman of the Chinese Christian Self-Patriotic Movement Committee, Chairman of the Chinese Christian Association, Vice Chairman of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Political Consultative Conference, Member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress.

    From 1989 to 1997, he worked as Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, Chairman of the Chinese Christian Self-Patriotic Movement Committee, President of the Chinese Christian Association, Vice President of Nanjing University, Dean of the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary.

    In 1997, he worked as Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, Honorary Chairman of the China Three Christian Patriotic Movement Committee, Honorary President of the Chinese Christian Association and Dean of the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary.

    In March 2003, he was elected Vice Chairman of National Committee on the 10th CPPCC at the first meeting of the 10th session of the National Committee on CPPCC.

    In August 2006, he was elected as honorary chairman of the 8th World Conference on Religious Peace.

    He was also elected as a member of the National Committee of the CPPCC on Third Session, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC on Fifth Session, a deputy to the Third, Fourth, Fifth National People's Congress, a member of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the Sixth, Seventh Session and a member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the NPC.

                                                            

    Tung Chee-hwa: Vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee. Male, Han nationality, born in May 1937 in Shanghai, native of Zhejiang Zhoushan, university degree.

    In 1947 he moved to Hong Kong with his family. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering. Then he worked in the United States General Co., Ltd. and a family company. In 1969, he returned to Hong Kong to deal with family business. In 1985, he worked as a member of the Basic Law Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. In 1992, he was appointed as one of the first group of Hong Kong business consultant by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua News Agency. In October 1992, he became a member of the Hong Kong Government Council. In December 1995, he was appointed as Deputy Director of the Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the National People's Congress. On December 11, 1996, he was elected as the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. On 16 December of the same year, he was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and took office on July 1, 1997. On February 28, 2002 he was reelected as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for second term and took office on July 1 the same year. On March 10, 2005, Mr Tung announced in Hong Kong that he had formally resigned from the Central Government as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. On March 12, at the Third Session of the 10th CPPCC National Committee, Tung Chee-hwa was elected as an additional Vice Chairman of the 10th CPPCC National Committee. On the same day, Premier Wen Jiabao signed the State Council Decree No. 433, which approved the resignation of Tung Chee-hwa as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

    On October 18, 2006, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology announced that it will grant a Ph.D. degree to Tung Chee-hwa to recognize their achievements and their contribution to society. On October 28, Mr Tung was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal.


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