Choi Yuk-lin joins Beijing events

September 26, 2023

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin led a delegation to call on a state leader and officials of the Ministry of Education today.


After being received and welcomed by Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Vice Chairman Cai Dafeng at the Great Hall of the People, Ms Choi and the delegation met ministry officials.


She said that the delegation, now in its 15th cohort, was the first large-scale education exchange activity after the resumption of normal travel.


Ms Choi thanked the ministry for its conscientious arrangement and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for its strong support, enabling the delegation to celebrate National Day in Beijing, the capital city.


She pointed out that the delegation was also given the opportunity to exchange views with teachers from Changsha and Beijing and share their experience in areas including the mode of school operation, curriculum and educational settings, which broadens their professional horizons and lays the foundation for promoting more in-depth exchanges in the future.


The education chief said that President Xi Jinping's recent reply letter to Hong Kong secondary school students especially encouraged students to strengthen their affection for and sense of belonging to the country, and sharpen their skills and abilities. Whether students can make contributions to building a better Hong Kong and advancing national rejuvenation hinges on the guidance and support of teachers.


Ms Choi noted that with its mission to cultivate values and nurture talent, the Education Bureau will be dedicated to promoting national education.


She said through exchange activities such as the Students Mainland Exchange Programme, the Sister School Scheme and Mainland study tours of the Citizenship & Social Development subject, students experience the national situation, learn about the latest developments and achievements of the country as well as enhance their sense of national identity.


This morning, Ms Choi visited Tsinghua University to meet its leaders including CPC Tsinghua University Committee Secretary Prof Qiu Yong and Dean of Qiuzhen College Prof Yau Shing-tung, and chat with Hong Kong students at the university.


Yesterday, Ms Choi and the delegation visited Cuiwei Primary School to observe classes and talk to teachers.


She also met Beijing Municipal Education Commission officials and leaders of Beijing Language & Culture University to discuss educational issues of mutual interest for Beijing and Hong Kong.

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