The first ‘My relationship with the Belt and Road Initiative’ Integrated Ability Competition for secondary students was held on 29th April 2017 at City University of Hong Kong. The competition purports to encourage secondary students to concern more about social issues, understand the ‘One Belt One Road’ trade project, actively learn and to equip themselves. Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College, Diocesan Girls’ School, Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College have won the Champion, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up by its outstanding performance respectively.
Targeting secondary students from S4 to S6, there were 24 participating secondary schools in total. On 29th April 2017 morning, a seminar theming ‘One Belt One Road’ was held by many experts.
Ms. Elsie Leung, Deputy Director of the HKSAR Baisc Law Committee of Standing Committee of National People’s Congress, as the Chief Adjudicator of the competition, gave the following comments: “ ‘One Belt One Road’ is not just a catchphrase, we have to truly understand its idea. ‘One Belt One Road’ brings us chances, accompanied with challenges; it is very heartening for all the teams to have used them well. Everyone has presented it splendidly and vividly.’
The Chairman of the Council of City University of Hong Kong, officiating guest of the prize presentation at the finals, Mr. Herman Hu Shao-ming, believed that, participants have thoroughly explained the favorable circumstances of the ‘One Belt One Road’ project. This manifests that young people in Hong Kong are able to understand how ‘One Belt One Road’ could bring hope to Hong Kong, and he hoped our society could keep on extending the importance of the project.
Ms. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive-designate of Hong Kong, was also invited for a speech at the finals. She mentioned that some students expressed concerns for the development of the ‘One Belt One Road’ project, worrying that overseas elites would be competing for opportunities with local teenagers. She gave some remarks to our students—‘Don’t fear to be compared, for we can make our own chances. I am confident with teenagers in Hong Kong, as long as our economy is good and strong enough, we won’t have to fear any competitions with other economies.’
This competition is jointly organized by Belt & Road Global Development, Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association Alliance and NTAS; Co-organized by Hong Kong Airlines, Research Centre on One-Belt-One-Road, City University of Hong Kong and MTR Academy.
Asia Pacific Daily: http://zh.apdnews.com/XinHuaNews/637725.html
Commercial Daily: http://www.hkcd.com.hk/content/2017-04/30/content_3645045.htm
Ta Kung Pao: http://www.takungpao.com.hk/hongkong/text/2017/0430/78005.html
Think Hong Kong: http://www.thinkhk.com/article/2017-05/10/21288.html