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Fu Jen University – Speech – CFF

Fu Jen Catholic University New York Alumni Association holds the 2016 annual alumni meeting on Aug 6th in Flushing, New York. Mr. Jiang, president of Fu Jen University, awards the doctorate degree to Dr. James S.C. Chao and an award of outstanding public service achievement to his daughter Elaine L. Chao, the first Asian-American Secretary [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Chao Family, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao|Comments Off on Fu Jen University – Speech – CFF

Honorary Doctorate Degree to Dr. James S. C. Chao and Secretary Elaine L. Chao at NTOU’s 63rd anniversary

National Taiwan Ocean University celebrates its 63rd anniversary on 15th of October, 2016 and awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree to Dr. James S. C. Chao and Secretary Elaine L. Chao. President Ying-Jeou Ma and President of the legislature Chia-Chyuan Su were also invited among other guests. Principle Chin-Feng Chang denoted that ‘NTOU is up for [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Chao Family, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao|Comments Off on Honorary Doctorate Degree to Dr. James S. C. Chao and Secretary Elaine L. Chao at NTOU’s 63rd anniversary

NCTU National Chiao Tung University President Lecture Series – Speech – CFF

The honorable Elaine L. Chao, U.S. 24th Secretary of Labor and the honorary doctor of the National Chiao Tung University, and her father Dr. James S.C. Chao, the founder of the Foremost Group, arrives NCTU on the 12th October. The honorable Elaine L. Chao gives a speech on “Finding your purpose in life” and by [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Chao Family, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao|Comments Off on NCTU National Chiao Tung University President Lecture Series – Speech – CFF

The secret of education philosophy that even the President of the U.S. wants to know

Nearly 90 years old, Dr. James S. C. Chao was the youngest captain of China and once came in first place in the Master’s mariner examination in Taiwan. After coming to the United States, he worked as a waiter in restaurants, worked two jobs at the same time and went to school for college credits [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Chao Family, Dr. James S.C. Chao|Comments Off on The secret of education philosophy that even the President of the U.S. wants to know

VIPs Come Together at HBS to Dedicate the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center

The legacy of Ruth Mulan Chu Chao to live on for generations On June 6, 2016, the Harvard Business School (HBS) campus came alive as a large delegation of leaders in academia, government, and the business community joined members of the Chao family to inaugurate the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center—an edifice to stand in [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Cen|Comments Off on VIPs Come Together at HBS to Dedicate the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center

Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center: HBS’s 1st Female-Named Building, 54 Years After the School’s 1st Female Student

In 2012, Chao family foundations made a generous gift to Harvard Business School (HBS). The funds were primarily to be used to cover construction costs for a new 90,000 square foot executive center on the HBS campus. The gift was made 50 years after the first female student was admitted to study at HBS. Next [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|Angela Chao, Chao Family, Contributions, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Cen|Comments Off on Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center: HBS’s 1st Female-Named Building, 54 Years After the School’s 1st Female Student

Inaugural Asians in America Dinner to Honor Dr. James S.C. Chao

On March 17, 2016, the US-China Education Trust will host an inaugural 'Asians in America' awards dinner in Washington, D.C. The event will be an opportunity to bestow special honors on the award's first two recipients, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Charman and Founder of Foremost Group, and Mr. Madhavan Rangaswami, software executive and philanthropist. The [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Dr. James S.C. Chao|Comments Off on Inaugural Asians in America Dinner to Honor Dr. James S.C. Chao

Chao Family Honors the Legacy of Mr. Chao Yi-Ren

On 17 October, Dr. James S.C. Chao returned to his native land, accompanied by his daughters, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Elaine L. Chao, and Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group, Angela Chao -- to celebrate 20 years of educational excellence at Yi-Ren Kindergarten. Dr. Chao took the opportunity to make another substantial gift to upgrading [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Dr. James S.C. Chao|Comments Off on Chao Family Honors the Legacy of Mr. Chao Yi-Ren

Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Philanthropy

Chao Family and Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation Receive Outstanding Achievement in Philanthropy Award from the US-China Policy Foundation On November 18, 2015 the US-China Policy Foundation held their annual Gala Dinner, which this year celebrated 20 years of dedication to improving the relationship between the two countries. The Foundation fosters improved understanding and communications [...]

By |November 29th, 2015|Angela Chao, Contributions|Comments Off on Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Philanthropy

Chao Family Discusses US-China Relations

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy hosted a roundtable discussion in October, 2015 on the subject of the importance of East-West cultural and education exchanges. The Center invited three members of the Chao family—Dr. James S.C. Chao, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and Deputy Chairman of the Foremost Group, Angela Chao—to share their thoughts on [...]

By |November 5th, 2015|Angela Chao, Contributions, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao|Comments Off on Chao Family Discusses US-China Relations

Ruth Mulan Chu Chao’s Legacy Lives On In New Chinese Kindergartens

The late Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao was born in China's Anhui province in 1930. She graduated from secondary school, which at that time was a rarity for Chinese girls. This precious gift of an education was something that she carried with her for her entire life, imparting to her children and to the world [...]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Contributions|Comments Off on Ruth Mulan Chu Chao’s Legacy Lives On In New Chinese Kindergartens

Angela Chao Discusses Her Journey to the Foremost Group with China Daily

In a recent interview with China Daily, Angela Chao spoke about her path to Deputy Chairman of the Foremost Group. She shared with China Daily reporter Li Jing the influences and side-steps that eventually brought her home to international shipping -- a field that had always inspired her. Angela Chao and her father Dr. [...]

By |October 28th, 2015|Angela Chao|Comments Off on Angela Chao Discusses Her Journey to the Foremost Group with China Daily

Chao Family Honored by Peking Chinese Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame

An enthusiastic audience of teachers, students and other professionals gathered together recently at Beijing University to honor the Chao family’s long history of accomplishments in business, philanthropy and as role-models for Asian Americans -- and to inaugurate the family into the Chinese Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame. The Chao family was represented by Dr. James S.C. [...]

By |October 27th, 2015|Chao Family|Comments Off on Chao Family Honored by Peking Chinese Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame

A New Scholarship Fund at Harvard College Means More Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Following in the footsteps of her parents, Dr. James S.C. Chao and Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, Angela Chao has created a new scholarship program at her Alma Mater, Harvard College. The Ruth Mulan Chu and James Si-Cheng Family Undergraduate Scholarship Fund has been created through a donation from Angela Chao to enable qualified, financially needy [...]

By |August 19th, 2015|Angela Chao, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Harvard Business School|Comments Off on A New Scholarship Fund at Harvard College Means More Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Interview: Words of Inspiration for Chinese-American Families from 24th U. S. Secretary of Labor, The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, who served from 2001-2009.

As part of the continuing series, "Outstanding Chinese-Americans," World Journal interviewed former Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and her youngest sister, Angela Chao, on the subject of the Chao family recipe for success. The goal of the interview was to offer Chinese-Americans words of inspiration from one of America's most successful families. Elaine L. [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|Elaine Chao|Comments Off on Interview: Words of Inspiration for Chinese-American Families from 24th U. S. Secretary of Labor, The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, who served from 2001-2009.

Chao Family Foundations and Foremost Group Leader Angela Chao Recognized as Inspirational

The Enduring Legacy of Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao to be honored by the International Leadership Foundation The lifelong accomplishments of Dr. James S.C. Chao and his wife, the late Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, will be memorialized by the International Leadership Foundation’s (ILF's) selection of their daughter, Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group, Angela Chao, [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Angela Chao, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Cen|Comments Off on Chao Family Foundations and Foremost Group Leader Angela Chao Recognized as Inspirational

First Harvard Campus Building to be Named After a Woman is “Topped Off”

Harvard Business School (HBS) will soon have its first educational building named in honor of a woman, and also the first to be named after a Chinese-American. As featured on the 'China Daily' newspaper, the four-story executive hub that is the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center just completed a major milestone in its construction schedule, [...]

By |May 12th, 2015|Harvard Business School|Comments Off on First Harvard Campus Building to be Named After a Woman is “Topped Off”

Zooming in on the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center at Harvard Business School

In 2012 Dr. James S.C. Chao and Chao family foundations gave Harvard Business School a generous gift, to construct an international executive center and fund a fellowship program that provides financial support for needy students. Two weeks ago, on April 24th, their gift facilitated a major leap forward in the project, as all exterior work [...]

By |May 12th, 2015|Harvard Business School|Comments Off on Zooming in on the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center at Harvard Business School

The Foremost Group Celebrates its 50th Year Anniversary

In 1964, Dr. James S.C. Chao commenced his international shipping business—Foremost Group. Half a century on, on December 19, 2014, at the Harvard Club in New York City, Dr. Chao was joined by his family and an international guest list of the world’s most influential corporate and government officials to celebrate 50 years of contributions [...]

By |January 10th, 2015|Angela Chao, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao|Comments Off on The Foremost Group Celebrates its 50th Year Anniversary

Ambassador Cui Tiankai in Attendance at Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center Ground-Breaking

Ambassador Cui Tiankai in Attendance at Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center Ground-Breaking In an article posted on the events portion of the Chinese Embassy’s website, it was announced that Ambassador Cui Tiankai attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center. The event took place at Harvard Business School, the location of [...]

Groundbreaking of Harvard’s first Building named for a Chinese American, the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Cen

China News Agency, Boston, April 24 (Reporter Li Yang) -- Harvard Business School hosts the Groundbreaking Ceremony at its Boston campus for their new Executive Education Center – The Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center The Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center is Harvard's first-ever female named building and also the first building named for a Chinese [...]

Dr. James S. C. Chao, Elaine Lan Chao and Angela Chao Visited PKU

Elaine Lan Chao and Angela Chao On April 10, 2013, Dr. James S.C. Chao, president of Foremost Shipping Co. visited Peking University (PKU), together with his two daughters, Elaine Lan Chao, former minister of labor of the United States, and Angela Chao, vice president of Foremost Shipping Co. Dr. James S.C. Chao gave [...]

By |May 20th, 2013|Angela Chao, Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

Dr. Chao’s Tribute to His Mother for Mother’s Day 2013

Dr. James Chao and his mother Read Dr. Chao’s Tribute to His Mother for Mother’s Day 2013 on ChinaNews.com. Read Full Article

By |May 13th, 2013|Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

Dr. Chao’s Tribute to His Beloved Wife, Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao

Ruth Mulan Chu Chao and Dr. James Chao's Wedding Read Dr. Chao’s Tribute to His Beloved Wife, Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao on ChinaNews.com. Read Full Article

Dr. James S.C. Chao’s Tribute to His Father for Father’s Day

Read Dr. James S.C. Chao’s Tribute to His Father for Father’s Day in 2009. Dr James S.C. Chao father's tribute

By |May 13th, 2013|Contributions, Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

Interview: Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao, Angela Chao Speak with Sina.com

r. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao, Angela Chao Speak with Sina.com In a 2013 interview, Elaine Chao, Angela Chao and their father, Dr. James S.C. Chao, speak about the American Dream and how their investment in education contributed to the family’s success. Video  Transcript  

Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao, Angela Chao Visit Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Memorial

Chao Family Visit Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Memorial Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, sister Angela Chao, vice chairperson of Foremost Group, and father Dr. James S.C. Chao, chairperson of Foremost Group visited the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Memorial Hall at the Shanghai Maritime University in April 2013. The Chao family met [...]

By |April 24th, 2013|Angela Chao, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao|0 Comments

The Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Endowed Scholarship Fund Established at Colgate University

Students on Colgate University The scholarship, given to international students, was established in 2010 by Christine J. Chao (Colgate University, class of 1986) and her husband James O. Shaver (Colgate University, class of 1986). Read Full Article

By |April 22nd, 2013|Contributions|0 Comments

Chao Family Visit SMU and Mulan Maritime Simulation Memorial Center

Chao Family at Shanghai Maritime University Memorial Dr. James S.C. Chao, Chairman of Foremost Shipping Group, Honorable Elaine L. Chao, former US Secretary of Labor, and Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman of Foremost visited SMU and the Mulan Maritime Simulation Memorial Center. They talked with the students who obtained the Scholarship granted by the [...]

By |April 20th, 2013|Angela Chao, Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

The Chao Family Meet Officials At Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The Chao Family Meet Officials At Shanghai Jiao Tong University Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, sister Angela Chao, vice chairperson of Foremost Group, and father Dr. James S.C. Chao, chairperson of Foremost Group visited the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2013. The family met with school officials – discussing their [...]

By |April 13th, 2013|Angela Chao, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Elaine Chao|0 Comments

Harvard University and Harvard Business School Receive $40 Million Donation

Nitin Nohria, Professor, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard Business School, Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman, Foremost Group, May Chao, Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor 2001-2009, Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao, Chairman, Foremost Group, Christine Chao, Grace Chao, and Drew Faust, President of Harvard University; Lincoln Professor of HistoryPhoto: Susan Young From Dr. James [...]

Dr. James S.C. Chao and Angela Chao Visit SMU

On January 5, Dr. James S.C. Chao, Chairman of Foremost Shipping Group, and Miss Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman of Foremost visited SMU. Prof. Yu Shicheng, SMU President, Prof. Kong Fancun, SMU Vice President and Director of Shanghai Mulan Education Fundation, gave the guests a warm reception. The guests visited the Mulan Maritime Simulation Memorial Center, [...]

By |January 8th, 2012|Angela Chao, Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

The 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Visited SJTU

Shanghai Jiao Tong University News - The 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, the honorary trustee and honorary doctorate of SJTU, Elaine L. Chao visited SJTU on October 12. SJTU Chairperson Ma Dexiu met the guests. Once arriving at SJTU Minhang Campus, Elaine Chao visited the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Memorial Hall in which exhibited are [...]

By |October 13th, 2011|Contributions, Elaine Chao|0 Comments

Dr. James S.C. Chao Receives Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. James S.C. Chao has led the global shipping industry in incorporating environmentally friendly designs and technology into his company's new vessels, some of the world's largest bulk carriers. This award was presented by the Chinese American Academic & Professional Society (CAAPS) on September 16, 2011. Read Full Article

By |September 16th, 2011|Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

Sixty Years of Memories: Remembering My Father, Mr. Yiren Chao

Father’s Day Sunday, June 21, 2009 Kinmen and Matsu, two islands administered by the government of Taiwan, were often targets of aerial bombings during the Chinese Civil War. Despite the ever present risk of danger this posed, I still chose to work aboard a cargo ship that sailed between my new home and these offshore [...]

By |June 21st, 2009|Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

James S.C. Chao Named 2009 Horatio Alger Award Winner

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2009 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that James S.C. Chao will be presented with the 2009 Horatio Alger Award and inducted as a lifetime member of the association for his determination in achieving success despite his humble upbringing. Chao, chairman of Foremost Group in New [...]

By |February 2nd, 2009|Dr. James S.C. Chao|0 Comments

Ordinary Yet Extraordinary – Ruth Mulan Chu Chao’s Story

With my first breath, I began my life and she became a mother. I am blessed to be her first-born. Over the years, she became the mother of five more daughters. Named Xiaolan, which means “little (Mu) Lan,” in honor of my mother, I am an extension of her, forever linked to her through shared [...]

By |August 7th, 2007|Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Cen|0 Comments

The Mulan Shipping Simulation Memorial Center

Mulan Shipping Simulation Memorial Center was established on June 16, 2007, by the donation of Chinese-American Mr. Zhao Xicheng, the chairman of Foremost Group and father of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.