From left to right Fang Tao, Secretary General of Shenzhen Charity Federation, Gao Zhan, CEO of Grameen China, Professor Latifee, MD of Grameen Trust, Mr Bai Li Chen, Deputy Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a top ranking national leader of the Chinese Communist Party, Mr Xu, Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen city, Dr Zhang Jianjun, Chairman of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Finance Association, Zhang Kaiyong, Founder and Group Chairman of Hepai online, Wang Janhua, Vice President and Secretary General of CIUR, Director of Finance, Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee.
October 14, Shenzhen. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed a gathering of political leaders, top business leaders, and academic at Shenzhen Citizen's Centre. Mr Bai Li Chen, Deputy Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a top ranking national leader of the Chinese Communist Party welcomed Professor Yunus to China. He said he is a long-time fan of Professor Yunus because he is always focused on the poor. In China leaders don't use the word "poor". Instead they talk about "vulnerable people". Professor Yunus does not go in a round about way. He calls them poor and wants to bring their number to zero. He explained that Yunus's visit is very timely because China is trying to achieve inclusive finance and eliminate poverty. He was happy to see that Grameen China opening a branch in Shenzhen for its microcredit programme. He thanked P-to-P Company Hepai.com for working with Grameen China to bring financial services according to Professor Yunus's advice.
Professor Yunus in his address explained why we need to create a new civilization by rediscovering ourselves as full human beings, and come out of the present one which is based on selfishness of people.