An international business opportunity for students of Chinese ethnicity

Posted by rmt22 at Apr 05, 2016 04:10 PM |
We have been invited to nominate candidates of Chinese ethnicity to take part in the Dragon 100 2016, organised by the Dragon Foundation in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Xian.

Students chosen will explore the vast opportunities available through China’s Belt and Road development strategy, as well as establishing friendships and networking with students and entrepreneurs, both in Hong Kong and in China

Taking place from 31 July - 7 August 2016, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Dragons on The Silk Road: Exploring Opportunities under China’s Belt and Road Initiative’ participants will learn and experience what the 'One Belt One Road' initiative is all about.

This Chinese strategy is set to promote economic cooperation among countries along the proposed Belt and Road routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa. Participants will attend a two-day Global Enterprise Forum in Hong Kong and Shenzhen before taking part in a four-day study tour in Xian.

For more information on the programme, please visit the Dragon Foundation website. (link to: http://www.dragonfoundation.net)

Eligibility

You must:

  • Have Chinese ethnicity
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years old
  • Be able to demonstrate outstanding academic and non-academic achievements plus excellent leadership skills in extra-curricular activities and/or community service
  • Have a feasible business plan or idea
  • Be able to fund your own return airfare from the UK to Hong Kong (including airport taxes) and medical insurance where applicable. Most other costs are covered by the Dragon Foundation.

Selection process

We will nominate suitable candidates to take part in the Dragon 100 programme. The selection panel will look for candidates who are outstanding academically or professionally, are award recipients or are exceptionally talented in a non-academic area, e.g. sport, arts, music. Candidates should also have a consistent record of involvement in service to the community or in extra-curricular activities.

Application deadline

If you are interested in taking part and feel that you meet the above criteria, please email Neal Clark in the International Office at nc222@le.ac.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 20 April. Please also include a short statement (of no more than 250 words) stating your reasons for wanting to attend and demonstrating how you meet the criteria for selection.

Supporting documents and an application form will need to be provided by nominees before their names can be submitted to the Dragon Foundation. Applicants will therefore need to be available during the week commencing 25 April to complete the required documentation in person at the International Office.

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