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Hong Kong school promotes BRI education

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Added On April 21, 2019

A secondary school in Hong Kong has opened a liberal course on the Belt and Road initiative (BRI).
 
Lifestyles has the details.
 
Hong Kong's Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School has more than 300 students.
 
The students come from more than 10 countries and regions, most of which participate in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
 
SOUNDBITE (English): GURUNG SHRIYA, Student
"I really enjoy getting along with different groups of people coming from different countries all around the world. I feel like inside a small garden filled with different flowers and I obviously enjoy that."
 
The school has now opened a liberal course on the BRI for ninth graders.
 
The 10-week course covers politics, economy, law and geography related to the BRI.
 
The school even set up a Belt and Road Liberal Studies Center in 2017, presenting featured objects from different countries.
 
SOUNDBITE (English) MEJORADA NICOLE KATELYN REMETICADO, Student
"I couldn’t help myself but look carefully at each one of the country’s items, clothing, and anything that represent their country. They do have little note-card where they provide information and description of the item and it is really fascinating to know why."
 
Kwok-ming Yuen, principal of the school, thinks that the BRI provides his students with a great opportunity for career development, which has stronger trade connections with their home countries.
 
SOUNDBITE (Chinese):KWOK-MING YUEN, School Principal
"Culture, which is not something you can learn in a few years, matters in trade. Our students have the most needed value of the Belt and Road construction, that is, they know their own culture very well, and also have an understanding of the culture of the Chinese mainland."