Zhou Aining

Zhou Aining (Eileen)

Mainland China

Hong Kong Baptist University

Bachelor of Business Administration

Class of 2016


Read my story here

My first thought when I learned I was awarded this scholarship

What an exciting journey ahead! I believe the precious opportunities provided by scholarship will build a better me.

Why I’m interested in trade

Sustainable global trade is meaningful and it makes our lives better. However, trade itself is complex and full of challenges. In this way, how to build sustainable trades is attractive.

What this scholarship opportunity means to me

It provides me the great opportunities to study in a prestigious university and work in the related area. It broadens my horizon and helps me to learn to think further.

The international experiences I’m most looking forward to

I am really looking forward to exploring the city, communicating with the local people and trying the famous foods there.

What I’ll bring to my dorm to remind me of home

I have brought a handmade photo album with me. Every time I open it, I can see my beloved family members and friends. Their smiling faces remind me of their love and supports.

My favorite hobbies and other interests

I am passionate about travelling and hiking. I have determined to visit all the tourist attractions and finish the main four walking trail in Hong Kong.

My proudest achievement so far in life

Being awarded the scholarship is my proudest achievement so far in life.

The largest obstacle I’ve overcome so far in life

I think because I am young and optimistic, I haven’t met large obstacle so far.

My future goals and aspirations

I hope that I can be an expert in trade, make contributions to sustainable global trade and let more people benefit from it.

How I plan to give back and help others

I am going to attend some charitable bazaars and continue on my voluntary work in the Volunteer Association.

Personal statement

I am really grateful to be awarded the Hinrich Scholar. After several months of waiting and preparing, the exciting journey has started. I received the warm welcome from the Hinrich family and made friends with scholars from around the world. I do like spending time in communicating and sharing with them. Some bazaars and fairs are coming. I look forward to participating in the activities with the team!

Story about Aining Zhou

My name is ZHOU Aining, Eileen. I come from Guangzhou, China and I used to study in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Now I study in Hong Kong Baptist University as a Hinrich Scholar.

I became interested in global trade at my early age. Global trade is an amazing and interesting thing for me as a little girl. I still remember I was so deeply attracted and inspired when I first read the biography of Charles Song. It was by doing international trade that he built up the early success of the Song Family. And I can’t forget the fascinating feeling when I was first doing shopping in the City Super, which was filled with countless imported good, letting me have a vivid understanding of the outside world. And I also remember how proud I felt when I knew that my pen pals in different parts of the world were using the products exported from China, especially when they commended them. It is all these amazing and interesting experiences that lightened my interest on global trade.

As I experience more, I understand the significance of global trade more. Both my own interest on trades and the importance of trade itself encourage me to study more about trade business. I will make good use of time and equip myself with more professional knowledge in the university. And I hope that I will be an expert in trade and I can make contributions to sustainable global trade in the future.