Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 463 – Exchange Studen
Fu Guangzheng was waiting for Feng Yu outside the room. After they boarded the car, Fu Guangzheng did not ask what Feng Yu and the Leader discussed in the room. He could tell from that Feng Yu was still in a good mood, so their discussion should not be about some bad things. Feng Yu worries had been solved temporarily. How could he not be happy? In a few more years, the status of businessmen will rise, and his business empire should be established. Feng Yu will not have any more worries.
These few years, Feng Yu must be low profile. In this era, being too successful was not a good thing. He was also considering if he should get some protection or shield to avoid from the top officials monitoring.
“Brother Fu, does Hong Kong and China university exchange students?”
Fu Guangzheng blinked: “You want to study in Hong Kong’s university? Why do you want to go there?”
“Study, of course!”
Fu Guangzheng looked at Feng Yu. Who would believe that you are going there to study!
“I will help you ask around. If there is, my family should be able to secure a place for you as an exchange student.”
This will fulfill Feng Yu’s parent’s dream of sending him abroad for studies and still remain close to China. He can also monitor the Chinese market closely. Also, he could also follow the financial markets of other countries in Hong Kong. Most importantly, Hong Kong University is not as strict as China. Feng Yu will have lots of spare time for his businesses and investments.
At night, there was a celebration, and after setting the company’s future directions and some other minor issues, Feng Yu returned to Beijing. Fu Guangzheng also visited the rest of the branch factories before returning to Hong Kong.
3 days later, Feng Yu received a call from Fu Guangzheng.
“What? You say Beijing University cannot?”
This shouldn’t be. Beijing University’s ranking might not be high, but it was also one of China’s top university. How come Hong Kong University does not allow exchange students?
Fu Guangzheng explained, and Feng Yu finally understood. It was not because Beijing University was not qualified. It was because all China Universities were not allowed.
Exchange students started from “international student exchanging program.” The purpose of this program was to let the students experience the culture and environment of another country. This was started by the Americans, and China was not part of this program.
No wonder Feng Yu had asked around, and Beijing University only has foreign students, but there were no exchange students.
Hong Kong University does have exchange students, but the university mainly exchanges students with the UK and other countries. Two years ago, with the assistance of the Chinese government, China also started to exchange students with Hong Kong University. But it was for only two universities in Guangdong. These two universities were the only universities in China to have exchange students.
The main reason was Hong Kong University students do not want to be exchanged to a University in China. They have the impression that China was backward and impoverished. They refused to go to China. Guangdong Province was the furthest they could accept as it was closer to Hong Kong.
Beijing University had wanted to partner with Hong Kong University, but both universities only have professors exchange program and students interaction programs. The student exchange program had not been successful despite the fact that Hong Kong was about to return to China in a few years.
Exchange can only be done when students from both universities agree. It can’t be Beijing University send its student to Hong Kong, and no students from Hong Kong University goes to Beijing.
“Brother Fu, I think you should be able to take care of this small issue. I will wait for your good news.”
Fu Guangzheng was speechless. But there was indeed a solution. He could offer students scholarships or a job in the Fu Family’s company after they graduate. There will surely be willing students. There were also a lot of poor students at Hong Kong University.
Those well-to-do families will send their children to universities in the UK. The Fu Family was like this. Anyway, Hong Kong was still a British Colony now, and they were allowed to apply for the universities in the UK. Hong Kong University only became famous in the recent few years. Before that, it was an unknown university.
“Wait, Brother Feng. I had asked around. There are two types of an exchange program. One type is per semester, and the other is one year. Which one do you want?” Fu Guangzheng wanted to make sure that he was applying for the correct type of program for Feng Yu.
“Of course, the one-year program. It will start during my year 3, and I will return back to Beijing for my final year. Is this a problem?”
“This might be a problem for other people, but not a problem for our Fu Family. Then what course are you picking? Hong Kong University does not have Management programs.”
Damn, Hong Kong University do not have Management courses?
But Feng Yu remembered that Hong Kong was small and have a few universities. It was normal for a university to not have all the courses. Seems like he had to switch courses.
“You have any good recommendations?”
“The best faculty in our Hong Kong University is the faculty of arts. This faculty has the most girls!” Fu Guangzheng replied.
Feng Yu replied helplessly: “Who cares about girls. I am going there to study!”
“You are not for the girls? Fine. You can pick business school or finance. You should be interested in these subjects.” Fu Guangzheng had doubts. If Feng Yu was not coming to Hong Kong University for girls?
Study? Bullshit! Feng Yu had skipped classes countless times at Beijing University. He must have found out that there were a lot of pretty girls at Hong Kong University!
It was easy to settle this exchange program issue, but it was very troublesome. This was not a simple case of both universities communicating with each other.
Fu Guangzheng acted very fast. He donated a sum of money to Hong Kong University, and the Dean promised to push for this exchange program. But the Dean also mentioned that not only the schools and students have to agree to participate in this program. Approval must also be obtained from the Hong Kong Government and China Government.
The previous exchange program with the Guangdong universities was for one semester. One-year program was different and harder to get approval.
Luckily, the Fu family was influential and even the Hong Kong Governor had to give them face. As such, the Hong Kong side was settled.
Feng Yu personally told the Beijing University about this program. At Beijing University, Feng Yu still have some influence.
When the university heard that Hong Kong University was interested in exchanging students, the school’s leaders were very excited. If they could start an exchange program with Hong Kong University, it will be significant!
This was an opportunity for the Hong Kongers to understand the mainland better and will help with the integration with Hong Kong after the return. Furthermore, Beijing was China’s capital, and Beijing University represented China’s top-level education.
But there was still a slight problem. Most of the Hong Kong students do not speak Mandarin. It will be difficult for them to communicate.
After speaking to Hong Kong University, the Hong Kong University decided to send their Chinese language students over for the exchange program. Beijing University was the best university in the world for Chinese language studies!
To prevent any accidents, Feng Yu asked Fu Guangzheng to register his name for this program from the Hong Kong side. Feng Yu does not want his name to be struck off by some students with strong connections. Although he would stand out this way, it was safer.
Now, everything was ready and only waiting for the English Government’s approval.
But before Feng Yu got the news, he received the notification from CCTV that the auction of the advertising slots will be starting. Feng Yu was invited to participate!