The Faculty of Social Sciences hosted the Distinguished Lecture by Ambassador Julian Ventura, Ambassador of Mexico to the People’s Republic of China on 29 January. Ambassador Alicia Buenrostro Massieu, Consul General of Mexico in Hong Kong and Macao, and Ms. Beatriz Eugenia Nava Dominguez, Consul (Cultural / Tourism / Education) at Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong, attended the Lecture as well.
Prof Wei Xiangdong, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences welcomed Ambassador Ventura for delivering the Lecture at Lingnan University while Prof. Jesús Seade, Sydney S W Leong Chair Professor of Economics, served as the moderator.
In his Lecture on the topic “Mexico-China Strategic Relations”, Ambassador Ventura highlighted that Mexico and China have long been important trading partners. More cooperation between the two emerging economies is to be developed especially on aspects including increasing Mexican products in the Chinese consumer market, promoting bilateral investment, strengthening the intensity of education and technology exchange, and enhancing the connectivity for trade, investment and tourism.
Ambassador Ventura remarked that Hong Kong was an established education hub with global footprint. He wished that local universities could recruit more Mexican students and academics in the future for deeper cultural exchange between the two places.