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PHBS 2018 New Year Party themed “United to Achieve"

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Peking University HSBC Business School held its 2018 New Year Party themed “United to Achieve" on December 18. For many, the New Year party is the most anticipated event of the year, and it lived up to its fame.Faculty, hundreds of students, and many alumni converged in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel. Many who had their pictures taken outside the ballroom, or sign their names on the before the ceremony began.

The grand opening of PHBS 2018 New Year Party
hosts of PHBS 2018 New Year Party
PHBS Dean Wen Hai addresses on the New Year Party

The party featured a banquet, entertainment by students, and awards ceremonies.The party initiated with a group of students that dance in unison in military outfits against the background of the beautiful red Chinese flag. The choreographed moves of the dance group spoke of how many hours the students put into brainstorming and practicing before the event.
 Opening Dance:Rhythm of Youth  by PHBS Students of 2017 class
One of the most applauded performances was that of the Nanyan Dance Crew which delighted the audience with their modern hip-hop moves while at the same time incorporating traditional Chinese martial arts, dance moves, and music. It is said that The Nanyan Dance Crew practiced for six hours every week since October during the early morning hours as the crew is comprised of members from different majors with different schedules.

Song & Dance: Hiphop in PHBS
by PHBS Students of 2016 and 2017 class

“Can't Help Failing Love With You” Sung by International and Chinese students
 “Can't Help Failing Love With You” was sung in different languages by Chinese and international students.The students said that the performance symbolized the different cultures and wishes from students with diversified backgrounds. 

Song: Lucky by Chinese and international students

Instruments Play: Blooming Flowers and Full Moon
by PHBS Students of 2016 and 2017 class, Nanyan Instrument Troupe

Dance: Shake It Shake It by 2017 Finance Class 2

Dance: Sword and Soul
by PHBS Students of 2016 and 2017 class, Nanyan Dance Crew

Dance: Roam in the Sea of Knowledge
by PHBS Students of 2016 and 2017 class, Nanyan Dance Troupe
Dean Wen Hai makes new year speech

As the performances came to an end, Dean Wen Hai welcomed all of us with kind words and reinforced in us our pride to be part of PHBS. 2017 has been a year of great achievements for PHBS. He cited PHBS’s achievements in research, the growing interest in international exchange, student associations and the increasing support of the alumni association.Most important milestone is the inauguration and start of recruitment in PHBS’s UK campus in the United Kingdom.Further, 2011 Nobel Laureate, Professor Thomas Sargent  joined PHBS and set up the Sargent Institute of Quantitative Economics and Finance. The school also established the Research Institute of Maritime Silk Road, a high-level think tank focusing on economy, commerce and trade in the countries along the Maritime Silk Road.

After recalling the prosperous 2017, Dean Hai Wen remarked,“We hope that, by 2024, when it is our 20th anniversary, PHBS will be a domestically top-level and internationally renowned school with world-class excellence in specialized domains." He pointed out that  “united to achieve”, is not only the theme of the party tonight, but is also our guiding principle for 2018. 

prize-presentation to outstanding school community

prize-presentation to outstanding classes

As the dinner reached our tables, the clattering of non-distinguishable conversations enveloped all of the ballroom. Once the dinner was eaten the usual rounds of salutation began with students moving from one table to other to give each other the best wishes for 2018.

Faculty make toasts for best wishes


PHBS Students' joyful moments
The event was in itself another link in the chain of success in 2017 for PHBS. As we are a few days away from entering 2018, many of us are busy with different final projects, presentations, deadlines, and exams. But one thing we all have in common is that we wish a fantastic 2018 to everyone!

 PHBS 2018 New Year Party ends up with happy smiling faces of PHBSers

Reported by Seimar Solano Nelson, Sophie Wu and Annie Jin 


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