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Vice PM Li Keqiang visits HK University

08-18-2011 13:46 BJT

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Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the University of Hong Kong. On behalf of the central government, Vice Premier Li Keqiang has extended warm congratulations and addressed the celebration ceremony.

Birthday greetings from the central government.

Vice Premier Li Keqiang extended his best wishes to the faculty and students of HKU.

He noted the school has nurtured over a hundred thousand alumni, a great contribution to Hong Kong's prosperity and the nation's development.

The vice premier says fierce international competition requires strengthening education even further.

Li Keqiang says universities are not just for passing on knowledge and conducting research. They're also key to civilization, culture, human resources, and the application of scientific breakthroughs.

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang addresses a celebration ceremony marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

He called on the students to devote themselves to the rejuvenation of the Chinese people. And he announced a dedicated fund by the central government to aid 1,000 Hong Kong University teachers and students to visit the mainland every year, starting in 2012.

The world-class university is Hong Kong's oldest tertiary education institution. It has 10 faculties and numerous research centers, providing a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate programs. 5 thousand of its some 7 thousand non-local students are from the Chinese Mainland.

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (L Front) talks to the students of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) during a celebration ceremony marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of the HKU in Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (C Front) attends a celebration
ceremony marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of the
University of Hong Kong (HKU) in Hong Kong, south China, Aug. 18,
2011. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

 

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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