|China's Vice-Premier Li Keqiang attends a celebration ceremony marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, Aug 18, 2011. [Edmond Tang/chinadaily.com.cn]
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang attended and addressed a celebration ceremony marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong University (HKU) Thursday morning.
At the end of the speech, he said in English:
"The University of Hong Kong was to be for China and the world.
"And just now, he once again stressed that HKU is a university 'built for China and the world.' I echo Vice-Chancellor Tsui's view.
"Indeed, HKU is for Hong Kong, attracting talents and educating people to promote Hong Kong's prosperity.
"HKU is for China. It has become a key higher-education institution in China, playing an increasingly important role in China's development and its integration with the world.
"And HKU is also for the world, becoming an integral part of the world's academic community in advancing human knowledge.
"As the University of Hong Kong is proudly celebrating its first one hundred years, I strongly believe that the next one hundred years of the university will be even better."
(China.org.cn, Tudou.com, August 17, 2011)