HONG KONG, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong University (HKU) has made great contributions to Hong Kong and the entire nation, visiting Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday.
Li Keqiang attended and addressed a celebration ceremony marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong University Thursday morning.
Li said the HKU has nurtured over 130,000 alumni, including Chinese revolution forerunner Sun Yat-sen in the past century. Those talented people with professional skills and integrity have made great contributions to Hong Kong's prosperity and the nation' s development.
By fully applying the advantage of connecting the east and the west, the HKU has become one of the top universities in the world, which is the honor of Hong Kong as well as the nation, said Li.
On behalf of the central government, Li extended warm congratulations to the centennial anniversary of the founding of the HKU and sent best wishes to teachers and students of the university and its overseas alumni.