Distinguished and honourable Chancellor, distinguished Pro-Chancellor, Members and Chairman of the Council,
Acting President and Vice-Chancellor, ladies and gentlemen, friends, students and alumni,
Good afternoon, I’m extremely honoured and moved and touched by this great marvellous traditional ceremony,
and thank you very much, Hong Kong University (the University of Hong Kong), for giving me this great trust and honour.
You know I’ve been trying to enter university for many times and I failed three times until I went to university.
I never thought in my dreams to become a PhD of Honour.
But I did work very hard, I just failed examinations again and again.
And my story tells that those people that work very hard but failed again and again: don’t give up.
Someday, a great university like Hong Kong University is waiting for you.
And Professor Tang and Dr David Mong, I’m very honoured to be with you, and thank you very much for this opportunity to speak on behalf of you.
And I would also love to thank Professor Charles (Schencking), for these great words for me and for our people.
And I think, when I was listening there, I was not that good,
and I think I got this honour, not because I’m qualified – I will work hard to prove I will be qualified, one day.
And this PhD degree, I don’t think it’s just an acknowledgement of me, but it’s a recognition of entrepreneurship, of the spirit ‘never give up’.
I think entrepreneurs are the scientists in the social science.
Scientists and social scientists, we have a lot of similarities.
We all take risks. We all want innovation.
And scientists know how to do things properly, and business people know how to do things effectively and efficiently.
For most people, seeing is believing.
People like us, we believe, and then we will see.
When we start our business, we don’t have money, we don’t have resources, we don’t have anything.
The only thing we have is that we believe in the future, we have dreams.
We make hundreds of thousands of mistakes.
There is only one thing that we did not make the mistake – that is, never give up.