This circular memorandum invites secondary schools and special schools to nominate senior secondary students and school teachers (including principals) to participate in the captioned Mainland Exchange Programme.



In alignment with the school curriculum, the Education Bureau (EDB) organises the Mainland Exchange Programme entitled “Passing on the Torch” Platform Programme Series: An Exploration into the History, Culture and Economic Development of Xian 2016 (the Programme) with an aim to strengthening students’ understanding of the history and culture of Xian, its important archaeological findings and heritage conversation efforts, the development of aviation industry, and the relationship between Xian and “Belt and Road” Initiative.


This is a 6-day programme scheduled for 17 to 22 June 2016 in Xian.  Details and application procedures are attached at Annex 1 to Annex 3 (Chinese version only).


Each school can nominate at most two groups of participants (each group consists of 10 senior secondary students and 1 teacher) for the Programme.  While schools can encourage participation of students who have not participated in Mainland exchange programmes before to join, all participation must be on a voluntary basis.  Interested schools are requested to return the completed application form (Annex 4, Chinese version only) to the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section, Education Bureau at Room 934, 9/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong on or before 18 April 2016 (Monday).  Late submissions will not be accepted.



For enquiries, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section at 2892 6405 or 2892 5730.


For details, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 41/2016 [download].