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Yang Guoqiang lectures at PKU Caizhi Figure Lectures

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Peking University, Apr. 28, 2011: Peking University (PKU) Caizhi Figure Lectures was launched as a lecture series inviting celebrities both from home and aboard to share their growing experience with PKU students.


Yang Guoqiang, chairman of the board of the Country Garden Group, was the first person being invited to lecture at the Caizhi Figure Lectures on April 23.


The lecture series aims to open a window for the students to know more about the time and society, which may become an important part of the campus culture and the second class at PKU.


PKU President Zhou Qifeng


Professor Zhou Qifeng, President of PKU, gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony. He briefly introduced Yang Guoqiang’s experience in starting his business, and highly appraised his supports in charities and education, especially for establishing Guohua Prominent Scholar Award at PKU. President Zhou also expressed his hope for PKU students to cherish the studying opportunity at PKU, learn more knowledge from both classes and the society to prepare well for the future. The graduates should take efforts to become the top ones in their future careers, and make contributions to China's development.


Chairman Yang Guoqiang of the Country Garden Group


Then, Yang Guoqiang gave a speech. He recalled his poor life at childhood. The poverty did not break him down. The thirst for knowledge and supports from his family and friends helped him to struggle for a better life. Yang said: “You should always be grateful to your beloved parents, the land raising you up, and our country.” He also shared his experience in starting his business, which had been promoted under opportunities brought by the reform and opening-up. He summarized his experience by four words: listening, watching, reading, and thinking. He expected much on the young generation: “The world belongs to you.”


Subsequently, Yang answered students’ questions on the experience in starting the business and the professional quality of undergraduates. The students graduated from the Guohua Middle School establishing by Yang also gave him a surprise. Yang was pleased to accept the photo album recording the growth of students at Guohua Middle School from these students. They also gave their best wishes to Yang’s daughter.


Group photo


Then, Professor Zhang Yan, vice president of PKU, summarized for this speech. He said that Yang had delivered the knowledge and wisdom to PKU students and let them feel warm. At the end of the lecture, Professor Zhou Qifeng gave souvenir to Yang Guoqiang as present.



Written by: Jiang Zhaohui
Edited by: Su Juan
PKU News (Chinese)