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May 5, 2006
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Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister Wu Qidi, second from left, tours the Lawrence campus.

Leonard Krishtalka, director of KU's Natural History Museum, displays a specimen during a tour of the museum and biodiversity research center.

Robert Clark, vice chancellor of the KU Edwards Campus, at right, greets Chicago Chinese Consul General Xu Jinzhong, as the Chinese delegation arrives at Regnier Hall.

Bill Tsutsui, executive director of the KU Confucius Institute, speaks during the dedication ceremony May 4 at Edwards Campus.

Vice Minister Wu shakes hands with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius during the dedication ceremony. General Consul Xu is at left.

Vice Minister Wu, Gov. Sebelius and KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway unveil the official Confucius Institute plaque to dedicate the new institute, the fourth in the nation to be established.

Tsutsui; Xiangnong Li, vice president at Huazhong Normal University; General Consul Xu; Vice Minister Wu; Chancellor Hemenway; Gov. Sebelius; Donna Shank, chair of the Kansas Board of Regents; and Diana Carlin, dean of KU graduate school and international programs.

Formal portrait of entire Chinese and KU delegations at dedication ceremony in Regnier Hall auditorium on the KU Edwards Campus.

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