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Inspiring talk by “2021 Touching China” recipient Ms Janis Chan on “No Poverty Land” documentary series

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Student Affairs Office hosted the Dean of Students Talk Series 2022/23: “Together We Dream, We Fly” yesterday at the Jockey Club Auditorium. Ms Janis CHAN, who was named an Inspirational Role Model in the “2021 Touching China Awards”, was invited for sharing. She spoke about her documentary series “No Poverty Land”, sharing her journey of filming the documentary as well as her life experience to encourage young people.

The talk was attended by Prof. SONG Lai, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Youth Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR; Dr LAM Tai-fai, Council Chairman of PolyU; Prof. Jin-Guang TENG, President of PolyU; and other members of PolyU’s management. They were joined by around 500 guests, PolyU staff, students, alumni and secondary school students.

Ms Chan shared her experiences filming the documentary across six provinces in three months. She said it was a rare opportunity to film this documentary, which showed the achievements made in alleviating poverty on the Mainland, and conveyed an uplifting message to the audience.

During the event, Ms Chan interacted with PolyU students, including Ms CHUI Cho-kwan, awardee of the STARS scholarship, and Mr LEE Cheuk-him, mentee of the “INSPIRE” Mentorship Programme, and shared her experiences working in the media industry. She said Hong Kong has the distinct advantage of enjoying the strong support of the Motherland and being closely connected to the world, and encouraged young people to think outside the box, accomplish their goals and pursue their dreams.

The event successfully attracted extensive media coverage, including:

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