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Operation Zhang Qian 2019

Kick-off Ceremony

The Maritime Silk Road Society (MSRS) today (24 May) held the “Operation Zhang Qian – Undergraduate Summer Internship Programme 2019” kick-off ceremony at CPA Australia to officially launch this year’s internship programme.

 “Operation Zhang Qian” was initiated by MSRS in 2016 to help university students in Hong Kong learn about the “Belt and Road Initiative”, seize the developmental opportunities offered by the Initiative and widen their horizon.

Now in its fourth year, “Operation Zhang Qian 2019” is supported by 19 sponsoring organizations which have offered 205 internship places for Hong Kong undergraduates to work in mainland China, ASEAN countries, Belt and Road regions, Greece and Sri Lanka for four to eight weeks.

Mrs Regina Ip, Co-Chair of MSRS; Mr Xue Hui Jun, Director-General of Department of Social Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; and Ms Cora Ho, Deputy Commissioner for Belt & Road, Commerce and Economic Development Bureau officiated at the ceremony. Mr Roland Wong, Vice-Chair (Development) of the MSRS Youth Opportunities Committee also attended the kick-off ceremony. Over 100 guests, including students who had been selected to take part in the programme and representatives of host organizations and participating institutions attended the ceremony.

 

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