Mrs. Yan Junqi, vice chairman of the standing committee of the 12th National People's Congress, former chairman of the Central committee of the China Association for advancement of Democracy, accompanied by Mr. Zhang Xiaomin, secretary of party group, secretary general of the China Welfare Institute, went to have investigation on the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation on the morning of May 11, 2018. SSCLF’s executive vice chairman Zou Wei and vice chairman Xu Dexin accompanied Yan Junqi to visit the century-old Soong’s family residence.
Yan Junqi gave high appraisal to the architectural design and historical and cultural connotations of this British country villa in which Soong Mei Ling had lived for ten years before her marriage. After watching the foundation’s video “Power of Change” and listening to the foundation’s introduction, she fully affirmed the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation had been adhering to Soong Ching Ling’s public welfare concept and carrying out public welfare undertakings for more than 30 years. She highly recognized SSCLF’s exploration and practice, especially in the fields of professional public welfare talents training, farmers' entrepreneurship relay baton project and equity donations, etc. She said “Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation has good environment, good reputation and good job content”, and she also said that if she returned to Shanghai, she would like to work as a volunteer in the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation.