Feb. 24, 2017
On the evening of February 21, Zhejiang University hosted the 120th anniversary celebration and appreciation dinner in Hong Kong. Present at the event were over 260 guests, including Mr. Tan Tieniu, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., Mr. Li Lu, Director General of the Education, Science and Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., Mr. Wang Zhenmin, Director General of the Legal Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., Mr. Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, Mr. Joseph J.Y. Sung, President and Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr. Tony F Chan, President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mr. Ronald Chao and Mr. Andy Tung. Participants expressed their best wishes for the 120th anniversary of Zhejiang University. Luo Weidong, Vice President of Zhejiang University, delivered a welcoming speech.
Before the appreciation dinner, Jin Deshui, Party Chief of Zhejiang University, expressed his cordial gratitude to every participant on behalf of Zhejiang University via a video and extended his sincere invitation to the 120th anniversary celebration at Zhejiang University.
Luo Weidong introduced to the guests the educational philosophy and development of Zhejiang University and expressed his heartfelt appreciation to all the alumni and social elites of their generous support. He said that the Zhejiang University Education Foundation (Hong Kong) and various circles in Hong Kong made tremendous contributions to Zhejiang University in infrastructure construction, talent cultivation, disciplinary development, academic cooperation and cultural exchanges. He hoped that people and institutions in Hong Kong could continue to render their enthusiastic support to Zhejiang University.
Mr. Tan Tieniu offered his sincere congratulations on the 120th anniversary of Zhejiang University on behalf of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R. and expressed his genuine admiration for the superb achievements of Zhejiang University. “Zhejiang University chooses Hong Kong as an overseas starting point for its 120th anniversary celebration. It is a clear reflection of mutual affections between Zhejiang University and Hong Kong,” he said. He hoped that Zhejiang University would play a more crucial role in Hong Kong and deepen its cooperation with Hong Kong in future. He also hoped that alumni of Zhejiang University in Hong Kong would remain the powerful force behind the maintenance of Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity and the implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” Policy, thus infusing more positive energy in society.
Mr. Joseph J.Y. Sung congratulated Zhejiang University on its coming 120th birthday on behalf of Hong Kong’s institutions of higher learning. He reviewed collaboration between universities in Zhejiang and Hong Kong in the past years in various fields. He looked forward to more opportunities for cooperation in broader fields.
At the appreciation dinner, Luo Weidong awarded the Hong Kong Alumni Association of Zhejiang University with a Global Celebration flag and presented alumni representatives with the certificates of anniversary ambassadors.