Beijing visit to strengthen collaboration with mainland institutions

Shirley Lam


Professor H K Chang, President, is leading a six-member delegation to Beijing from 26-29 January 2005, to strengthen ties with the mainland and explore opportunities for more academic and diversified collaborations.


The delegation will meet with Mr Chen Zuoer, Vice Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office under the State Council, and officials from the Ministry of Education, as well as representatives from the mainland’s higher educational institutions and media. 


The visit aims to expand CityU’s network on the mainland and prepare for future student recruitment exercises by cultivating close ties among various units. In addition to Mr Chen, the delegation is to meet with Mr Zhang Shengxin, Assistant Minister of Education and Professor Chen Naifang, President of Beijing Foreign Studies University.


In order to foster closer links with the mainland's media and understand their operations, the delegation will visit the newspaper 21st Century and meet with its Deputy Chief Editor Ms Li Wensha, as well as Mr Wang Chen, Director of People’s Daily, Mr Zhao Huayong, Director of China Central Television (CCTV), Mr Chen Li, Deputy Director of China Education Television (CETV), and Ms Wang Qing, Deputy Chief Editor of China Daily.


During the Beijing visit, the CityU delegation is to hold a reunion with about 60 alumni and academics who had been to CityU for exchange, study or work. In addition to forging links with alumni and academia in Beijing, CityU hopes to establish strategic contacts to facilitate the promotion of future alumni activities on the Mainland.


The visit attracted the attention of prominent media organizations in Beijing. The People’s Daily, Guangming Daily, Science and Technology Daily and Xianhua News  are sending reporters to cover the visit.


CityU actively establishes and strengthenes links with the mainland. Through fostering closer ties with Government departments, higher educational institutions, alumni and the media, the visit further promotes the University’s image on the mainland and opens up potential for further collaboration.


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