Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying Meets with the Winner Teams of the Fifth Hong Kong Cup Diplomatic Knowledge Contest
On August 19, 2011, Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying met in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) with the delegation of winner teams of the fifth Hong Kong Cup Diplomatic Knowledge Contest.
Fu extended warm welcome to the winners and congratulations on their outstanding performance in the contest.
She said that the theme of the fifth contest is "Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution". The 1911 Revolution played an important role of advancing the progress of the Chinese society, but it did not succeed in completely changing the semi-colonial and semi-feudal social nature of China and the miserable destiny of the Chinese people. In order to solve the problems faced by China's development, an advanced theory must be found to guide the Chinese people's anti-imperialist and anti-feudal revolution and an advanced social force to lead changes in the Chinese society. The Communist Party of China, after going through numerous hardships and experiencing many failures, ultimately found the right path and led the Chinese people to establish a new China. The great achievements of development China has made so far are hard won. We need to make joint efforts to safeguard the current sound situation.
She noted that during her visit to Hong Kong in July this year she was fairly impressed that most Hong Kong people could speak mandarin. But many Hong Kong media still take the perspective of some foreign media when reporting the mainland. She hopes that the Hong Kong media could visit the mainland more frequently so as to understand our own country more directly.
She pointed out that Hong Kong has a very important role as a window and a bridge linking the mainland with the western world. She hopes the students pay more visits to the mainland, learn more about China, including the Chinese history and diplomacy and at the same time develop a global horizon and perspective to help promote the communications between China and the west. She also answered questions of the delegation.
The Hong Kong Cup Diplomatic Knowledge Contest is organized by the MFA Commissioner's Office, Education Bureau of the Special Administrative Region government and Better Hong Kong Foundation. Five contests have been held since 2007. The delegation is composed of students and teachers of the 6 winner teams and representatives of the organizers.