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2. The Objectives

The charter of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, a scientific and educational organization, is for the establishment and improvement of the Chinese engineering infrastructure and technical capability, subsequently improving the living standard of the Chinese people.

It was true then in 1917, and it is still valid today. An article of the constitution in the ROC Chapter (circa. 1970) best captures the objectives of the Institute.

“ The objectives of the Institute shall be the advancement of the science and profession of engineering, and the promotion of development of the engineering projects through the joint services of the members of the engineering professions.”

The 1990 constitution amendment of CIE-USA is less ambitious but more succinctly stated:

“CIE is a scientific and educational organization. The objective of CIE is to promote communication among engineers and scientists who are interested in the well being of the Chinese engineering community in the U.S. and the industrialization of China.”

The 1970 CIE/ROC Handbook also listed eight guiding principles which have been observed by many great engineers and scientists before us. These principles, as translated in the following, together with the Institute objectives, very well reflects the CIE organization in the 20th Century.

中國工程師信條 The Guiding Principles

1. Follow the Chinese national policy in building up the economy, technology infrastructure and implement the industrialization of China as set forth by the founding father of the Chinese Republic, Dr. Sun Yat-Sin.
遵從國家之國防經濟建設政策,實現 國父實嶪計劃。

2. Recognize that national gain is above all personal rewards, contributing selflessly to the improvement of the country and the engineering community in China.

Help China to become an industrialized country, with self supporting capability to provide all major industrial resources.

4. Develop standards for industrialization , supporting the needs of both civil and defense developments.

5. Maintain professional dignity and work ethics; work hard for a good course, not for personal recognition nor for financial gain.

6. Be practical, and creative; pursue excellence and appreciate accomplishments as a team.

7. Have courage in taking responsibilities, be loyal to your job, sincerely give full cooperation to your colleagues.

8. Be critical to oneself but forgiving to the other; try to live a simple, efficient, orderly and practical life style.

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