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PolyU Students Explore Business Management in Mainland China Through Belt and Road Funding Scheme

25 Oct 2023

Thirteen students from the Department of Management and Marketing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) took part in a field trip to Dongguan in Mainland China that ran from 5 to 9 June 2023 to bolster their understanding of practical business management. The participants learned about business models and management strategies from senior executives at seven local companies. They also teamed up with final year students from Guangdong University of Science and Technology to carry out market research to formulate their own start-up business proposals. At the end of the trip, the students presented their business proposals to the senior executives of the organisations visited. Several students shared their views of the trip.  


“Through this field trip, I have gained valuable inspiration. It not only prompted me to consider sustainable business practices from a business student’s perspective, but also encouraged me to adopt sustainable behaviour in my daily life as a consumer. As a business practitioner, it is essential to focus not only on profit but also on minimising the negative effect on the environment, as sustainable business development can lead to long-term benefits. During the five-day trip, I was impressed by the support from both society and the government for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Greater Bay Area. The experience further strengthened my determination to establish myself as an entrepreneur in the Greater Bay Area.”

-- Liang Yuchen Esther


‘“The most significant experience I had was the insight I gained from exchanges with mainland students. Students and teachers from different departments in the mainland have jointly established an entrepreneurial plan for rural China and successfully progressed it for five years… This made me understand that actions can make people grow, and they have more experience and inspiration, instead of being limited to learning from books.”   

-- Yeung Chun Ho


 “During the five-day study week, the most impressive experience for me was the visit to Guangdong Dongguan Science and Technology Co., Ltd. In the e-CNY section, there were different electronic payment instruments ranging from the oldest to the most advanced. I was most pleasantly surprised to come across a payment method that I had never seen before… I am optimistic about the business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. The large market in the Greater Bay Area, coupled with attractive career development opportunities and a vibrant working environment, all these advantages have encouraged me to develop my ambitions in the Greater Bay Area.”

-- Cheung Hoi Ying

About PolyU Belt and Road Funding Scheme

The PolyU Belt and Road Funding Scheme aims to support faculties, schools, departments and student-related offices in organising thematic curricular and extracurricular activities to promote bilateral student mobility and enrich PolyU students’ Belt and Road experience. The Scheme is administered by the Global Engagement Office at PolyU. More details about the Scheme can be found here.

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