It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of our Board Governor, Professor Zhang Junsheng 张浚生教授, on February 19, 2018.

Professor Zhang had played a key role since the Institute’s early days, generously giving his time, support, and guidance in relation to the development of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP).  He provided us with invaluable advice, especially during the planning of our first Summer Program at Zhejiang University, and was instrumental in introducing the AFLSP to Zhejiang University’s Master of Public Administration Program.  As a member of BXAI’s Board of Governors, Professor Zhang was passionate about raising up Asia’s future leaders.  He was actively involved in the AFLSP scholar selection process by conducting interviews with students applying to our 10 Participating Universities.

We are deeply grateful for his contribution to the Institute, and express our deepest condolences to his family.  He will be sorely missed.