Wu Zhi Qiao has committed to improve the lives of villagers in remote and poverty-stricken areas in the Mainland by constructing footbridges and facilities. To mark its golden jubilee this year, CUHK teamed up with Wu Zhi Qiao and arranged its teachers and students, together with volunteers from Peking University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Stanford University and Oxford University, altogether 70 people, to go to Dangzheng Village, Gansu Province. The team built a footbridge with over 100 locals which greatly improved the livelihoods of the villagers.
The bridge was named “CUHK Golden Jubilee Wu Zhi Qiao”. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung led CUHK team and joined the volunteers in constructing the bridge. Other members of the team included Wu Zhi Qiao Honorary Secretary Ms. Leonie Ki, representative of the sponsor Chan Sui Kau family Mr. Felix Lo and HKSAR Government's Secretary for the Environment Mr. K S Wong.
“CUHK Golden Jubilee Wu Zhi Qiao” is 30 meters long and designed by Prof. Edward Ng, Chairman of Wu Zhi Qiao and professor of the School of Architecture, CUHK.