A bronze statue of Dr Sun Yat-sen was unveiled today at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) by Dr Lily Sun Sui-fong, granddaughter of the late Dr Sun Yat-sen and President of the Dr Sun Yat-sen Foundation for Peace and Education, and HKUST President Tony F Chan.
Situated at the lawn outside the University Library and Canteen and adjacent to the footbridge leading to the student halls, the Dr Sun Yat-sen statue commands a central location that touches various aspects of campus life at HKUST.
President Chan said, "Dr Sun Yat-sen is one of the most influential and respected figures in modern times, especially in the global Chinese community. He brought China from the age of emperors to the contemporary age, and his Three People's Principles - government of the people, by the people and for the people - has become the core values in the world today."
The statue shows Dr Sun holding a book depicting the Three People's Principles, and the pedestal displays the four Chinese characters meaning "the World for All" - which is also at the center of Dr Sun's ideology.
Not counting the pedestal, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Statue is 1.93 meters tall - slightly larger than life - and weighs 250 kg.
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