China-U.S. Highlights: Shanghai Children’s Medical Center

Editor’s note: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China. The years cannot tell you the story without photo and video recordings. The photo exhibition “Trans-Pacific Exchange and Cooperation” has officially opened at the Shanghai Municipal Archives, Bund Branch(Number 9, NO 2 East Zhongshan Road). The exhibition will last until August 15. More than 300 carefully selected photos highlight the cooperation and exchange between Shanghai and the US. We will select some of the archived photos and tell you the story behind them. Let us understand the history, center on the present, and look to the future.



Shanghai Children’s Medical Center is built by the Shanghai Municipal Government and Project HOPE. It began construction in 1990s and opened in 1998. Its name is inscribed by Jiang Zemin, former president of China, and Hillary Clinton, wife of then U.S. President Bill Clinton, cut the ribbon for it. In 2017, it became National Children’s Medical Center.



Hillary Clinton cuts the ribbon for Shanghai Children’s Medical Center when it opens. (1998)

San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown visits Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. (1998)



An Illinois state senator’s delegation visits Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. (2000)



General Electric Chairman & CEO Jack Welch visits Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. (2001)



U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus visits Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. (2014)



Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, and Chen Guoqiang, Dean of the Medical School of Jiao Tong University, unveil the “Joint Laboratory for Pediatric Translational Medicine”. (2015)



In June, 2018, on its 20th anniversary, U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife wrote a letter of congratulation to the hospital. At the opening ceremony of “Pujiang Pediatrics Forum” held by Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad read out the letter of congratulation from U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. In the letter, they wrote, “Since 1998, the dedicated medical professionals at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center have provided innovative, quality care to children and families in need. As a result of your hard work, many in your community and around the world now lead healthier, happier lives.”


“We are pleased to join you in celebrating two decades of success in pediatric healthcare, and we send our best wishes for continued success in the years ahead.”


Source: SPAFFC
Pics: Courtesy to organizer