Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Guyana’s LCDS highlighted at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University

RESPONDING to an invitation extended by Mr. Chairman of the Tsinghua University Student Union, Zhang Zhaosui to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Tsinghua University in an International Cultural Festival under the theme “Welcoming a Centennial With The World” Charge d’ Affaires of the Guyana Embassy in Beijing, Ms. Choo An Yin delivered a presentation on Guyana and Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy.

Ms. Choo An Yin giving her presentation on Guyana’s LCDS at Tsinghua University.

In her presentation, the Charge indicated that since many Chinese were not familiar with the geographic location of Guyana, it was important that a brief introduction was made to introduce the history, economics, cultural and other aspects of her beautiful country, which will help more Chinese understand why Guyana has a LCDS. The twenty minutes presentation also included a background introduction into the tourism and investment environment in Guyana, as well as slides on the multi-cultured society, natural virgin rain forest and the rich biodiversity of Guyana.

Ms. Yin also expressed how privileged and honoured she was to be at Tsinghua to deliver her presentation. She added that Tsinghua has the distinct reputation for turning out many of China’s top leaders, hence, she was confident that somewhere in the audience was the future leadership of China. She added that it is small developing countries like Guyana, which only contribute to about 20% of the world’s carbon emissions, will experience about 75%-80% of its effects. She stressed that Climate Change and Global Warming is an international crisis which all nations must work together to resolve and in this regard, Guyana is a small country with a loud voice.

Ms. Yin was among four Foreign Diplomats present at the lecture session, which took place in the Main Auditorium of the Tsinghua University on November 5, 2009. Also delivering presentations were the Romanian Ambassador to China, the Counsellor of the Swiss and the Counsellor of the Australian Embassies in Beijing.

Tsinghua University is better known as the “Harvard University of China” and for its engineering programmes, which are second to none in China. Many of China’s top leadership are graduates from Tsinghua, this list of dignitaries include His Excellency President Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China, ChairmanWu Bangguo, Chairman of China National People’s Congress, Mr. Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the Central Bank of China and other well known Chinese scientists, inventors, writers, ideologists and academics.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful!! That is the area we want others to recognize Guyana, a small developing country that has capacity to instill and motivate others; this beautiful country of ours has done well over the years thanks to the GOG. Unquestionably, we are small country with a loud voice, and accredited potentials. If china can acknowledge this too, the LCDS programme by our government will succeed.