Dr. Liao, Ching-Lung, the president of China Engineering Consultants, Inc. visited Houston on Oct. 5. He is an outstanding engineering firm leader and an excellent scholar. Before he serves his current position, he was the Director General of Taiwan High Speed Railway Engineering Bureau. During his trip, he had an informal meeting with the Director Chou of Science and Technology Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston and two senior local engineers who have almost 40 years practical experience in Civil Engineering. Some ideas related to the high speed rail strategic plan in Texas was exchanged during the meeting.