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Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR visits WHU
Author:Xiao Shan  Date:2021-12-24  Clicks:

On December 1, Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), visited Wuhan University (WHU) along with her delegation. In the Old Library, she delivered a speech and interacted with students of WHU. Zhao Haishan, Vice Governor of Hubei Province and Dou Xiankang, President of WHU, attended the activity, which was chaired by Tang Qizhu, Vice President of WHU.


The exchange meeting in the Old Library

“The Yangtze River relates to Xiangjiang River. Luojia Mountain joins hands with Lion Rock.” President Dou delivered a speech to welcome Mrs. Lam and her delegation. He mentioned that WHU has a long history of exchanges with Hong Kong. In recent years, cooperation between WHU and Hong Kong in the areas of talent training, scientific research, social service and many other fields has been developing so rapidly that WHU has become one of the most active universities on the Chinese mainland to engage in exchanges with Hong Kong, and one of the most desirable universities for Hong Kong students intending to study on the Chinese mainland and one of the most active participants to serve the development of Hong Kong.


President Dou Xiankang delivering a speech

“In WHU, Hong Kong youth deeply perceive and integrate into the motherland,” said President Dou. Aiming to promote the economic, social and cultural development of Hubei and Hong Kong and to contribute to realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, WHU would take Mrs. Lam’s visit as an opportunity to further strengthen educational exchanges and deepen cooperation with Hong Kong on a continuous basis.

Later, in the speech entitled “A new start to create the future”, Mrs. Lam expressed her appreciation of WHU, the time-honored and spectacular university which has cultivated a large pool of talents over 128 years. She hoped that this visit would usher in a new era of cooperation between universities in Hubei and Hong Kong when the youth there could be provided with more opportunities.


HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor delivering a speech

Carrie Lam believes, now that it has entered a new stage, Hong Kong will certainly embrace a brand-new future, which requires the city not only to serve as a financial and business center but also develop new industries, such as technological innovation, culture, art, etc. Hubei and Hong Kong, in close relationship, both have many scientific research institutions. In-depth exchanges and cooperation are expected to be conducted in technological innovation, cultural and sports undertakings, financial trade and so on.



WHU students attending the exchange meeting

After the speech, Carrie Lam interacted with WHU students and answered their questions. She stressed that the Hong Kong SAR Government attaches great importance to education and wishes to cooperate with WHU in depth to boost scientific and technological innovation and talent exchanges.


HK SAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam,President Dou and other officials in front of the Administration Building

Before the exchange meeting, Carrie Lam and her delegation visited the Administration Building and the Old Library under the guidance of President Dou, learned about the history of WHU and appreciated the charming campus scenery. An Early architectural Atlas of Wuhan University was given to Carrie Lam as a gift by President Dou. After the meeting, Carrie Lam communicated with the representatives of Hong Kong students.

Alfred Sit Wing-hang, Secretary for the Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB), Caspar Tsui Ying-wai, Secretary for the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) and Clement Woo Kin-man, Deputy Secretary of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB) of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR of China, and Zhao Jun, Deputy Secretary of the Hubei Provincial People’s Government and Qin Yu, Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Hubei Provincial People’s Government also attended the event.

Source: http://news.whu.edu.cn/info/1002/66096.htm

Rewritten by Cheng Shiwen

Edited by Zheng Zicheng, Qin Zehao, Qin Shihan, Sylvia and Hu Sijia


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