The Duke of York is undertaking a nine-day visit to China, which will include events in Beijing, Shenzhen and Fujian. The visit will encompass His Royal Highness’s three core areas of focus; Education and Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM).
On arrival in Beijing, The Duke of York met Mr Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office at the Diaoyutai National Guest House.
His Royal Highness then held a meeting with Mr Cai Qi, CPC Party Secretary, Beijing Municipal Committee in the Tongzhou District of Beijing.
At the start of Day Two of The Duke of York’s visit to China, His Royal Highness met Mr Minister Jiang Jianguo, Vice Minister of the Publicity Department of the Communist Part of China Central Committee (CPC).
The Duke of York then visited Tsinghua University, which is a member of the C9 league of Chinese Universities and has partnerships with universities in 50 countries around the world, including the UK. On arrival at the historic Gongzi Ting, His Royal Highness was met by Mr Qui Yong, Tsinghua University President, who gave The Duke of York an overview of the history of University, which was founded in 1911. His Royal Highness also had the opportunity to meet some of the University’s 48,000 students at a roundtable discussion.
At Tsinghua University Art Museum, which was opened in 2016, The Duke of York was shown some of the 13,000 items in the collection. The Museum is the largest University Museum in China, and its collection includes paintings, calligraphy, embroidery, porcelain, furniture and bronze work.
To finish the day in Beijing, His Royal Highness met representatives from CITIC, one of China’s largest conglomerates and a constituent of the Hang Seng Index.
Meanwhile at Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) in Shenzhen, Day One of [email protected] China 3.0 Boot Camp took place. The 42 Entrepreneurs received Mentoring and the opportunity to practise their Pitches ahead of Day Two of Boot Camp tomorrow. The Duke will host [email protected] China 3.0 on 14 April.