Lucy Xu is the Director for Asia Pacific Week 2020. She is in her fourth year of studying a double degree program- Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Security Studies.
What is your cultural/ethic heritage and what do you love about it?
My heritage is Chinese, and I love the rich history that comes with the culture, music, and language. I am fascinated by the vibrant diversity across China, the different dialects, traditional dress, and cuisine in the many provinces.
What does the 2020 APW theme 'When Oceans Rise: Surging Voices and Hidden Perspectives' mean to you?
To me, the theme symbolises the rise of our generation, and the chance for us to give voice to the fears, dreams, and ambitions of our future. The rising ocean refers to the global threat of climate change, which will be one of our greatest challenges, but also an opportunity to come together and work towards a common goal. This year has really shown the depth of tenacity, and the incredible ability to keep pushing forwards despite all odds. This conference is a chance to harness the experiences and lessons we have gained from the unexpected hurdles of this year, to ride this wave grow stronger together in the face of adversity.
What language/s can you speak? Or what language/s would you love to learn?
I can speak English and Mandarin, as well as little Japanese. I briefly learned Hindi and Mongolian, which were both fascinating and unique languages that I would love the opportunity to study further.