26 03 2023

Chinese entrepreneurs monument "Forerunner" inaugurated in Yabuli, many famous entrepreneurs attended the ceremony

Mr. Wang Zimu, the founder of Huatai Insurance Group and the first rotating chairman of the Yabuli Entrepreneurs Forum, through the donation of the Soong Ching Ling Foundation, and in cooperation with Liu Yang, an internationally renowned sculptor and the secretary general of the International Sculpture Symposium, completed the sculpture "Forerunner", which was recently inaugurated at the permanent meeting place of the Yabuli Entrepreneurs Forum.

        The sculpture was carved from a 60-ton block of granite over a period of six months. The inauguration ceremony of the sculpture was held on the occasion of the 23rd Yabuli Entrepreneurs Forum. Guests attending the ceremony included: Chen Dongsheng, Yu Minhong, Ding Liguo, Feng Lun, Du Yuxin, Liu Donghua, Wang Shi, Liu Mingkang, Liu Yonghao, Zhang Wenzhong, Mao Zhenhua, Jing Yidan, Jiang Ming, Chen Xianbao, Wu Kegang, Zhang Hongtao,Wang Yan (in no particular order), etc.


Sculptor Liu Yang has built nearly 100 sculptures in 35 countries, including the Beijing Winter Olympic Park, the G20 site in Riyadh, the underground salt cathedral in Colombia, and the Baku Zaha building "White City". This sculpture of "Forerunner" shows the spirit of Chinese entrepreneurs, the cornerstone, inheritance and leap, meaning generations of entrepreneurs, passing on the fire.

The other side of the sculpture is engraved with the poem "Yabuli, Who Are You?" written by Wang Zimu.

Photograph Contributor: Yabuli Entrepreneurs Forum

Editor: Liu Qin, Song Mingcheng

Translator: Sun Ya’nan, Sun Shuang

Legal advisor: Tao Ranting