Mr. Bao Yushu was born in 1915 in Zhenhai, Zhejiang. According to the pedigree, he is the 29-generation of Bao Zheng, who was a famous official of Song Dynasty. His father is Bao Zhaolong and mother is Chen Saiqin. Mr. Bao Yushu is the eldest son, and Bao YuGang is the second son who enjoyed the prestige of “the World Lord of Ships”. The family has 7 brothers & sisters in all.
Mr. Bao Yushu was enlightened in Ye’s Zhong Xin school in his hometown. He engaged in financial trade cause and others in Shanghai in his early age. After that he helped his younger brother Bao YuGong to develop the shipping industry in Hong Kong and shouldered the CEO of the branch in Singapore of the Global Shipping Company.
In early 1980, Deng Xiaoping met with Bao Zhaolong and his son in Beijing. To express the desire that the country could become more prosperous, Mr. Bao donated his Zhaolong Hotel in Beijing to the motherland. And that took overseas Chinese the initiative in reviving the cause of the motherland donation campaign.
In the beginning of 1984, Deng Xiaoping met with Pao YuGong and his brothers and sisters once again. He encouraged the Pao family to take part in the development of Ningbo and raised “Ningbonese, help Ningbo.” This meeting not only played a historic role in the development of Ningbo in the last two decades but also made Bao’s go back to their hometown and opened up the revitalization of the motherland’s.
Mr. Yushu started charity in his hometown Zhongbao Village, Zhenhai. The narrow muddy paths there had been rebuilt into wide cement roads with the donation by Mr.Bao and his sisters Bao Suju and Litai. The school, which is named after his father “Zhaolong “, has become one of the best schools in the area under their efforts. This school offers good study conditions and attracted many students from other villages . From then on, Mr. Yushu continued supporting the hometown construction. The charity events which is named after his father and mother can be seen all around his hometown, such as “ Long Sai Hospital”, “ Long Sai Middle School”, “ Long Sai Sports Center”and “ Activity Center for the Olds” and so on. At the same time the amount of donation is growing. In the 1990s, Mr. Yushu expanded his charity to some poor mountainous areas in the south of Zhejiang Province. He established more than 10 charity schools to create favorable environments for more children to receive education. “Long Sai” became the symbol of the Pao family’s charity affairs and the spirit of selfless dedication as well. Mr. Bao Yushu made outstanding contributions to the development of education, culture, health sports and social welfare in Zhejiang. Zhejiang Province and Ningbo local governments awarded Mr. Bao Yushu in glorious titles as “ model of loving hometown” and “honorary citizens of Ningbo City” respectively.
Mr. Bao YuGong helped to built the first higher institute in 1986 in Ningbo – Ningbo University. Deng Xiaoping personally wrote an inscription for the schools. Mr. Bao Yushu is always concerns himself with supporting the development and construction of Ningbo University, and the teaching buildings and “Long Sai science building” of Ningbo University were with the help of his donation. He also contributed in 2002 to help the University build large-scale construction groups with a floor area of 40,000 square meters. Ningbo University named a science building after Mr. Bao Yushu to show its respect for him. Thus, the teaching facilities of Ningbo University are improved with a joint effort from the Bao’s, the society and the government, the Ningbo University has become a full-scale comprehensive university.
Kind, sincere and modesty, Mr. Yu Shu is unperturbed at any hardship and justice whether poor or rich, he maintains thrift lifestyle through his life. Happy is he who is content. He dedicates his life to helping the poor. After experiencing a century of frustration, Mr. Yu Shu still keeps an optimistic spirit for life all the time.
Mr. Bao is now 90 years old, but still maintains a healthy spirit and a quick mind. “Long Sai Education Foundation” is the long-term plan of Mr. Bao to benefit the society from cultivating the younger generations to forging ahead and the spirit of service to the community, encouraging the best teachers and students to become useful people. The establishment of “Yushu scholarship” and “ Yushu grants” is to flourish the “Long Sai spirit” .
Wish the “Long Sai spirit” can be wide spread.