29 Nov, 2023
14 : 02
• Designed by China Ship Scientific Research Center, built and operated by Tehe Ocean Technology Group, this research vessel is a 2,200-ton small-waterline surface catamaran research vessel built by private enterprises
• Featuring two bows, with an orange-red front bow, a primarily white hull and its lower part adorned with red wave patterns.
• Equipped with the most advanced scientific research equipment in the Chinese mainland
• Since 2018, the vessel has been carrying out over 30 oceanic research missions, visiting the world's deepest trench, the Mariana Trench on a number of occasions to conduct deep-sea exploration missions
Date: 29 November - 3 December 2023
Boarding Location: Level 2, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City (near shop OTE202 TSUKADA NOJO)
Boarding Time: Around 45 minutes each session of the tour
People: Each session consists of 2 groups, with 30 persons in each group
• Brief introduction to Abyssal Science
• Viewing the Yew Chung Yew Wah (YCYW) Marine Scientific Research Vessel model
• Submersible and HADALX research vessel model
• Explanation of the Shen Kuo Research Vessel
• Interaction with the researchers
• Exploring the living and working conditions of marine researchers
Established in 1982, the Hua Xia Foundation is a Hong Kong-based non-profit charitable organisation operating under tax-exempt status as per Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. It operates under the collaborative management of several key entities, including the Liaison Office of the Central Government in Hong Kong SAR, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and various state departments, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees of the Hong Kong Hua Xia Foundation. The Hua Xia Foundation plays a significant role in advancing education and healthcare in the Chinese mainland and has made a substantial impact on charitable initiatives across the nation.
With a mission to "foster the development of talents for the nation”, the Foundation aligns its efforts with the rapid development of China. It proudly represents the first charitable organisation in Hong Kong dedicated to supporting the advancement of education and healthcare services in the Chinese mainland with a focus on fostering "exemplary, radiant, forward-looking, and sustainable growth." To date, the Foundation has provided over $200 million in aid, including vocational education and healthcare support, benefitting more than 280 schools spanning 31 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government.
The B & P Foundation Limited, established in February 2010 by Professor Paul YIP Kwok-wah and Dr Betty CHAN Po-king, started as a non-profit organisation and has since evolved into a charitable organisation. Both Professor YIP and Dr CHAN have maintained a strong commitment to public service. Over the years, the B & P Foundation, supported by the B&P Group, has actively contributed to a wide range of sectors. These include social services, general education, policy research, youth development, cultural development, and international exchange initiatives.
The B & P Group, which encompasses the B & P Foundation, operates across several key domains:
(1) Education: This involves more than 30 campuses in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR, and the United Kingdom, including Yew Chung International School (YCIS), Yew Wah International Education School (YWIES), Yew Wah Infant and Toddler Discovery Centre (YWITDC), Yew Wah Infant and Toddler Education Centre (YWITEC), Yew Wah International Education Kindergarten (YWIEK), Yew Chung International Children’s House/Kindergarten, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education (YCCECE), Yew Wah School of Hong Kong (YWSHK) (Hong Kong’s first Chinese mainland curriculum school; it is currently under construction), and Gigamind Kindergarten and Primary School.
(2) Science and Technology: HADAL X OCEAN EXPEDITION MANAGEMENT CO., LIMITED, the business scope of which includes ocean exploration; marine science research; resorts and recreation; marine bio-technology; marine archaeological studies; ocean education and culture; and operation of the research ship at the home port;
(3) Social Services: The Hong Kong Policy Research Institute, the Hong Kong Chinese Culture Development Association, and the Hong Kong Basic Law Foundation;
(4) Rehabilitation and Healthcare: Rainbowfish Rehab Hospital and Clinics, Rainbowfish Rehab and Healthcare College;
(5) Culture & Tourism: Huangshan Scholars Conference Centre; Mandarin Plaza Hotel in Cebu, Philippines; Bohol Beach Club Resort in Bohol, Cebu, Philippines; and the Hong Kong International Scholars Exchange Centre (travel agency).