On 10-12 June 2017, the Conference on “Innovative Cooperation: The Position and Transformation of Hong Kong under the ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative” was held at the Jinan University, Guangzhou to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the reunification of Hong Kong with China. The conference, which was co-organised by the The Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies (ACCS) with the College of Economics and Institute of Hong Kong, Macao & SEZs Economy at Jinan University, brought together over 100 scholars from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau.
Prof. Anthony Yeh, Chair Professor of Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong, Prof. Pengfei Ni, Director of the Center for City and Competitiveness of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Mr. Kwok Leung Tse, Head of the Development Planning Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) gave keynote speeches. The conference also featured five panels on “The Opportunities and Challenges of Hong Kong”, “Hong Kong’s Role and its Position”, “The History, Culture and Politics of Hong Kong”, “The Structure and Development of the Big Bay Area” and “The Industrial Cooperation among the Big Bay Area”. After the conference, a tour to Nansha District was organised for the participants to learn about its urban development.
Invited by the ACCS, scholars and experts from the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKBU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, the Development Planning Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong), One Country Two Systems Research Institute, Fung Business Intelligence of Li & Fung Group, Office of Policy Studies of Macau, Macau Economic Association, Institute for Social and Cultural Research at Macau University of Science and Technology, and Macao Polytechnic Institute attended the conference. Prof. Mak King Sang, Director and Dr. Karen Xu, Assistant Director of ACCS, delivered the opening and closing addresses respectively and moderated panels.
This conference was the first event jointly organised by the ACCS and Institute of Hong Kong, Macao & SEZs Economy after the cooperation protocol was signed. Further cooperation in academic exchange is expected in the