To mark the 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the Motherland, President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong, and was introduced to the city’s innovation and technology development during a visit to the Hong Kong Science Park. He encouraged local researchers to strive for excellence, and encouraged Hong Kong to continue building its I&T ecosystem. PolyU’s Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations and the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre (CNERC) for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) were honoured to have the opportunity to showcase their research during the visit.



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PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong that has participated in China’s historic space exploration projects, including the Nation’s first lunar sample return mission Chang’e-5 and its first Mars exploration mission Tianwen-1. Meanwhile, the CNERC showcased its research work including the world’s first application of Chinese Q690 high strength steel in a large-scale infrastructure project, the Cross Bay Link Double Arch Steel Bridge in Tseung Kwan O, promoting Chinese steel products to the world. 


PolyU will continue to seize the opportunities offered by the 14th Five-Year Plan and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Capitalising on its research expertise, PolyU will further strengthen collaboration with universities in Mainland China and worldwide to empower I&T development in Hong Kong and beyond.