Chan Weng Io: Native Macao Student Studies in Beijing

 December 15, 2019

Chan Weng Io, a student at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University [Women of China]

 

I am a native of Macao. When I was a primary school student, I visited many cities on the Chinese mainland. So, I have a relatively good understanding  of the Chinese mainland. In recent years, the Chinese mainland has experienced fast development. There are more and more modern cities, with tall buildings almost everywhere.

During the past two decades, Macao has undergone extensive changes. Macao has enhanced the development of the scientific and creative industries, and it has cultivated many young native scientists. We have had many courses added to the curriculum system, including those related to science, technology and creativity.

In 2018, I was admitted to Peking University. I have learned a lot since I arrived in Beijing. My roommates are from different parts of China, so I have easy access to different cultures and customs in the country. My teachers and classmates have given me great help, and I don't feel lonely in Beijing at all.

It was a pity that I didn't apply to participate in a formation during the National Day celebrations on October 1, because I had other arrangements. I was touched when my classmates shared their feelings about joining the formation. But I joined some other celebrations. In a video, shot by our university students to give blessings to our country, I said, "I wish our motherland prosperity. Happy 70th birthday."

I watched the live broadcast of the National Day celebrations. President Xi Jinping delivered a speech during the grand rally. Xi stressed the principles of "peaceful reunification" and "one country, two systems" should be upheld. He demanded efforts to maintain lasting prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao, and to promote the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, unite all Chinese sons and daughters, and continue to strive for China's complete reunification. His speech was really inspiring. I will make unremitting efforts for the prosperity and development of the motherland, and Macao, in the future.

 

(Women of China)

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