Professor S.S. Chern
Prof. S.S. Chern, the Honorary President of the Third International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM), had decided not long ago to donate RMB100,000 to support the activities in ICCM. Prof. Chern had planned to attend the Congress himself in Hong Kong, and to present the Chern Prize and deliver the Chern Lecture. It is extremely sad for us to hear his passing away so suddenly. There will be memorial activities during the Congress to remember the profound contribution of Prof. Chern and to pay our deepest condolence.