SHENYANG, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — When Lawrence Hübschmann began his entrepreneurial journey in Germany at the age of 26, he had no idea that he would start a successful education company and launch several other businesses in China.
Hübschmann founded the HuZ Group together with his long-term friend and current business partner Zhan Yiming in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province, in 2017 to explore new opportunities.
Since moving from the canals of Augsburg’s Lech River in Germany to Shenyang, the 39-year-old entrepreneur has built a string of successful companies in sectors of education, industry, testing, consulting and property service.
“The rapid development of China in the last decade has convinced me that I made the right decision,” said Hübschmann, the CEO of HuZ Group.
Long before Hübschmann’s enterprise waxed gradually in the burgeoning Chinese market, he encountered the fascinating Chinese culture and recognized the country’s almost untapped economic prospects.
“My father established a joint venture in Hong Kong in 1978, and he gave me an opportunity to start my own business in China,” Hübschmann said. “My family is quite familiar with China and traditional Chinese culture, which filled me with curiosity about the country.”
Hübschmann’s entrepreneurial endeavor in China was immensely successful. He founded an international school in Shenyang, which was officially certified by the German education ministry in 2021.
“People here are dynamic, innovative and inquisitive about new things,” he said, calling China a paradise for investment.
China’s education industry boasts distinguished inclusiveness, in which both the traditional Chinese education model and the western education concepts are compatible, he told Xinhua. “The system continuously produces the top talents for the whole world.”
Meanwhile, he’s become an avid promoter of Chinese culture to international students at his school by developing a keen interest in traditional crafts, tea, and Chinese archery.
“Encounter” is the educational philosophy of the international school, said Hübschmann, adding that the school enrolls Chinese as well as German students and offers a platform for cultural exchanges.
He said he hopes to strengthen relations between Germany and China by using the school as a platform to promote mutual understanding.
“This year is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Germany, and both countries boast all-embracing and innovative spirit, which are contributing to making a wonderful and diverse world,” said Hübschmann. ■