Education chief visits Changsha

September 23, 2023
Educational visit
Educational visit:

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin (front row, centre) poses in Changsha with a delegation of 140 representatives from Hong Kong’s education sector.

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin today led a delegation to Changsha to learn about educational developments there and to experience cultural study tours in the city.


Dr Choi, accompanied by 140 representatives from Hong Kong’s education sector, toured the Yuelu Academy, an ancient learning institution.


She also later visited the National Supercomputing Center in Changsha – the third of its kind in the country and the first in Central and Western China to be approved by the Ministry of Science & Technology – to learn about high-performance computing, big data and artificial intelligence, and how these developments in the sector are being taught.


The education chief then met Standing Committee member and Head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Yang Haodong, and officials from the Department of Education of Hunan, to exchange views on multiple issues.


Upon arrival in Changsha yesterday, Dr Choi visited Hunan Normal University and met its leaders to discuss exchange activities for teachers, while delegation members toured various schools.


Dr Choi highlighted that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Education Bureau arranged study tours to Guangdong for more than 40,000 senior secondary school students and 5,000 teachers in the last school year, as part of the Citizenship and Social Development curriculum, and that it had received positive feedback on the tours.


She explained that the study tours this school year have included routes beyond Guangdong, stressing that visits to Hunan have expanded opportunities for students to learn about the Mainland’s economy and livelihoods, and about its ecological conservation efforts. 

Earlier in the week, Dr Choi visited Wuhan, where she met officials from the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Hubei Provincial Government and from the province’s Department of Education.

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