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Huai Jinpeng meets with delegation of Hong Kong higher education leaders


Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng met with a delegation of Hong Kong higher education administrators and university leaders in Beijing on May 9. The delegation came to Beijing for training, exchange, and field study.

Huai noted that higher education has played a pivotal role in turning China into a modern education powerhouse. He expressed hope that the delegation would further promote educational cooperation between the mainland and Hong Kong by leveraging the region’s unique advantage in the context of the “One Country, Two Systems” policy.

Choi Yuk-lin, Hong Kong Secretary for Education and head of the delegation, extended gratitude to the Ministry of Education (MOE) for supporting Hong Kong’s educational development. She pledged that the Hong Kong Education Bureau (HKEB), under her leadership, would constantly push forward exchange and cooperation between the two sides in the field of higher education. Tim Lui, Chairman of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (UGC), and Zhang Xiang, President of the University of Hong Kong, expressed valuable opinions on how universities in Hong Kong could better contribute to the mission of advancing China’s educational development as a whole.

Co-organized by the MOE and the HKEB, the delegation comprised presidents of 22 Hong Kong universities and representatives from the HKEB, UGC and other education-related government departments and institutions.

Lu Xinning, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., and Chen Jie, Vice Minister of Education, attended the meeting.