Foo, Ping Sheung

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Foo, Ping Sheung

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1895-1965

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Born in 1895 in Foshan, Guangdong, Foo was a diplomat of the Republic of China. Following his education in St. Stephen's College, Hong Kong, Foo was admitted to the University of Hong Kong and became one of the first residents of St. John's Hall in 1912. In 1919, Foo was attaché to the Chinese delegation to the Paris Peace Conference. Since then, he had held successive posts in the National Government. On 12th January 1931, Foo was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the University of Hong Kong. Reported in the South China Morning Post (13th January 1931, p. 11), the Vice-Chancellor Sir William Hornell remarked at the congregation: "You are the first graduate of this University to receive this distinction. According to the testimony of all, you have, through a period of great stress and temptation, filled honourably many responsible posts of State". Foo was noted for his role in signing the Moscow Declaration in October 1943 as China's ambassador to the USSR, which granted China great-power status.

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