The first Qianli Award recognizes the following outstanding Chinese students: Jiang Minxi , Su Huiyin , Jiang Yufei , Yan Mingxi , Lu Xianen , Qiu Ruolan.
In order to connect, commend and promote outstanding Chinese students overseas and at home, tHong Kong Association of Tertiary Education and Yazhou Zhoukan (YZZK) jointly organized the first "Global Chinese Outstanding Student Award" Qianli Award. The award ceremony was successfully held at the Marco Polo Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong a few days ago. In addition to inviting Deng Bingqiang, Secretary for Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as the award presenter, the conference also invited the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Li Jiachao, to encourage the award-winning students through video conference.
The students who won the Qianli Award include: Jiang Minkai, a world champion of women's epee, Su Huiyin, an Olympic table tennis medalist, Jiang Yufei, a pianist, Yan Mingxi, a famous singer from China and Hong Kong, Lu Xianyan, a harpist, and Qiu Ruolan, a biological researcher. At the award ceremony, Tang Bingqiang, Secretary of the Security Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said in his speech that he was honored to be invited as the award presenter of the Qianli award. He hopes that the awardees can continue to develop themselves and contribute to the country and society in the future. Finally, he wished all the award-winning students hard work and progress in their studies.
Lin Weiwen, president of Hong Kong Association of Tertiary Education, said that the Hong Kong Higher Education Association has always paid attention to the growth of young people in the four places across the Taiwan Strait (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau). Therefore, the award this year was held with aims to break geographical boundaries, select outstanding Chinese students from all over the world, and to deliver honors and encouragement to further motivate them. In addition to their academic efforts, the students also demonstrated their youthful creativity and imagination in sports, music, science and innovation and other fields, showing talents, ability and potential in diverse ways.
Photo: The Chief Executive, Mr Lee Ka-chiu, encourages the award-winning students through a video
In her award acceptance speech, Yan Mingxi said that she was delighted to receive the Qianli Award. She is about to enter the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the following year. While taking care of her studies, she plans to generate better musical pieces, try new styles and break through herself. She also encouraged all Chinese youths with dreams to bravely step out of their comfort zone and try different fields, whether it is participating in competitions or participating in community service, etc., and constantly explore their potential through these opportunities. She looks forward to meeting everyone on a different stage soon.
Picture: Yan Mingxi encourages all Chinese youths with dreams to bravely jump out of their comfort zones.
Jiang Yufei said that she was honored to receive the Qianli Award and thanked Hong Kong Association of Tertiary Education for its support. She also thanked her parents and teachers for their trust in her. She said that achieving good academic results requires a reasonable allocation of time for study and rest. A lot of time should be spent studying, so it is necessary to take time to develop interests and adjust one’s state, so that you will have enough energy. At the same time, interests can also be based on learning. For example, her interest is playing the piano, and her parents once hoped that she would be able to engage in related jobs in the future. She hopes that everyone can allocate time well and balance the time between studying and cultivating hobbies, so that they will have more energy to challenge themselves.
Photo: ( From left ) Jiang Yufei, Qiu Ruolan and Lu Xianen took a group photo of the three award-winning students.
Qiu Ruolan is very happy and honored to receive the award. Building on past experience, she hopes to bridge the gap between science and the new generation in Hong Kong, and realize her ambition to contribute to society. She looks forward to the challenges ahead and hopes to have a positive impact on Hong Kong's young generation and promote the development of science education. Qiu Ruolan said that in the process of pursuing dreams, it is important not to forget one’s original intention, "The world will continue to challenge you, but no matter what difficulties you encounter, you must believe in yourself."
Lu Xianen is elated to have won the Qianli Award, and is happy to meet new friends. She believes that there are many different definitions of success, and it may not be the only criterion for high-paying professions such as doctors and lawyers. Being able to push for social justice and help others can also be called success . Lu Xianyan said that there is still room for improvement in music education in Hong Kong, so she hopes to create a platform to gather music teachers and go to different schools to provide music courses, hoping that every child in Hong Kong can be exposed to music.
Photo: The Secretary for Security, Tang Bingqiang, presents a certificate to Jiang Yufei, the award-winning student.
Photo: Mr. Lin Weiwen, President of Hong Kong Association of Tertiary Education, delivered a speech .
Lin Weiwen, president of Hong Kong Association of Tertiary Education, said that the purpose of holding the Qianli Award is to celebrate and motivate Chinese students. In addition to academic efforts, it also affirms students' youthful creativity in sports, music, science and technology innovation.
Profiles of award-winning students
Su Huiyin's father, Su Junhua, was a former Hong Kong representative of the table tennis team. He started learning table tennis with his father at the age of three, and dropped out of Diocesan Girls' School at the age of 15 to become a full-time athlete. The Hong Kong women's table tennis team beat germany 3 : 1 in the Tokyo Olympic team competition and won the bronze medal, in which Au Huiyin scored two points.
Su Huiyin received special admission through the "Student-Athlete Enrollment Program" of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and will be admitted to the Faculty of Science of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2022 .
Picture: Su Huiyin won the bronze medal for the Hong Kong team in the women's table tennis team competition in the Tokyo Olympics.
Jiang Minxie has been elected as "Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Athlete" twice, and has won two bronze medals on behalf of Hong Kong in the Incheon Asian Games and the Jakarta Asian Games. She won the gold medal and became the first Hong Kong swordsman to win top award in this level of competition. Her world ranking once jumped to first place, creating the history of the Hong Kong team. After being impacted by factors such as injuries, Jiang’s ranking hovered between sixth and seventh. Finally, in this year's Epee Grand Prix Colombia, she won the gold medal and returned to the world's number one after 4 years. Jiang Minxi was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Youths in 2021 in recognition of his contribution to society.
Picture: Jiang Minxi has won numerous awards in the fencing arena.
Jiang Yufei is from Baoding, Hebei Province. She graduated from Baoding No. 1 Middle School in Hebei Province in 2023. She has been fond of music since she was a child. She has won two international piano competitions, namely the "Chopin Memorial Award" Hong Kong International Piano Open and first prize in the Russian International Music Open. In 2022 , Jiang was selected into the "Hebei-Hong Kong Bauhinia Project" HKDSE project launched by the Publicity Center of the Hebei Provincial Department of Education, and won the highest level of "Bauhinia Scholarship", ranking first in Hebei Province in total.
Yan Mingxi, formerly known as Wang Jiaen, has been keen on singing and performing since she was a child. At the age of only 13 , she won the championship of the junior group in the final of the "Shatian Super New Voice Singing Contest 2018 ". After Yan Mingxi won the three championships in "Legend of Dreams", he instantly became a dazzling new star in the music scene. Earlier this year, he also appeared on the "CCTV Spring Festival Gala", which was hailed as the most Spring Festival Gala. In terms of academics, Yan Mingxi was admitted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University through the "School Recommended Direct Admission Scheme" to study the Fashion (Honours) Bachelor of Arts combined course.
Qiu Ruolan Gifted student Qiu Ruolan has been interested in science since childhood and loves biology. She participated in the "Fourth Hong Kong Gifted Mentoring Program" in Grade 9 and became an apprentice of Dr. Wu Ruohao of HKUST. Serving as a shadow intern in the university laboratory, Ruolan exchanged and learned among researchers. Her ideal in life is to combine biology with education, to teach students and contribute to society at the same time.
Gifted student Qiu Ruolan has been interested in science since childhood and loves biology. She participated in the "Fourth Hong Kong Gifted Mentoring Program" in Grade 9 and became an apprentice of Dr. Wu Ruohao of HKUST. Serving as a shadow intern in the university laboratory, Ruolan exchanged and learned among researchers. Her ideal in life is to combine biology with education, to teach students and contribute to society at the same time.
Lu Xian-en Lu Xian-en graduated from Good Hope Secondary School with excellent academic performance in secondary school and actively participated in social services. She has successively won honors such as "Hong Kong Outstanding Student", "Hong Kong Outstanding Youth" and "Hong Kong Top Ten Outstanding Tertiary Students". With a total of 12 stars in the HKDSE, she was successfully admitted to the University of Hong Kong to major in international business and global management, which is known as the "God-like Major". Because of her love for music, she has won awards in many music competitions. She decided to minor in music, eventually graduating with first class honors. Lu Xianen received a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music to study for a master's degree, majoring in harp performance, to further enhance her musical attainments.
Lu Xian-en graduated from Good Hope Secondary School with excellent academic performance in secondary school and actively participated in social services. She has successively won honors such as "Hong Kong Outstanding Student", "Hong Kong Outstanding Youth" and "Hong Kong Top Ten Outstanding Tertiary Students". With a total of 12 stars in the HKDSE, she was successfully admitted to the University of Hong Kong to major in international business and global management, which is known as the "God-like Major". Because of her love for music, she has won awards in many music competitions. She decided to minor in music, eventually graduating with first class honors. Lu Xianen received a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music to study for a master's degree, majoring in harp performance, to further enhance her musical attainments.