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China's Hong Kong at 21: Front Line Perspectives

Wed August 8th 2018, 6:00 - 7:50pm
Event Sponsor
Hong Kong Student Association, Center for East Asian Studies
Lane History Corner, Rm 200-030
Speaker: Charles Mok, Alvin Yeung

1 July 2018 marked the 21st anniversary of the establishment of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). As the HKSAR matures into adulthood, it is timely to review Hong Kong’s transformation amid domestic turbulence and global challenges. Hong Kong’s development as a post-industrial society has been of concern to both the Greater China sphere and its many partners in the world. At this event, two HKSAR front-line public policy practitioners will share their personal insights and front-line perspectives as senior professionals in their fields and as elected representatives of the Hong Kong citizens. Specifically Mr. Mok will highlight Hong Kong’s economic-technological developments amid China's “Belt & Road” global initiative and the “Guangdong-HK-Macao Greater Bay Area” regional integration visions, while Mr. Yeung will focus on Hong Kong’s unfolding legal-constitutional challenges.

This is the third Hong Kong-focused public event at Stanford mounted by CEAS in the 2017-2018 academic year: (1) 13 Nov 2017, Symposium featuring 10 Hong Kong-based speakers; (2) 27 Feb 2018 lecture by Mr. Clement Leung, Stanford MBA alumnus, then HKSAR Commissioner to the US & since July 2018 Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Communications & Creative Industries) in the HKSAR Government.

CEAS is delighted to co-host with Stanford’s Hong Kong Students Association this seminar and discussion by Mr. Charles Mok & Mr. Alvin Yeung on Wed 8 August 2018, 6-7:50pm.

Speaker information:

Charles MOK is the HKSAR Legislative Councilor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency. A member of The Professionals Guild He has served the ICT industry for 30 years. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Professional Commons, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, and Founding Chairman of the Internet Society Hong Kong. Dedicated in fostering the development of innovation & technology in Hong Kong, he pursues a wide array of issues include Smart City, nurturing of tech talents, supports to start-ups, STEM education, review of outdated regulations, open data, privacy concerns, Internet freedom and information security. He obtained his BS & MS in Computer & Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Alvin YEUNG is a practicing barrister. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Canada with a BA in Political Science. He attended Peking University, China, and University of Bristol, UK for his Master of Laws (Constitutional & Administrative Law) and Master of Arts (Legal Studies) respectively. He was elected a member of the Legal Constituency of the Election Committee for the HKSAR Chief Executive in late 2011. Winning the HKSAR Legislative Council (New Territories East) by-election in Feb 2016, he was re-elected to the same seat in the Sept 2016 LegCo general elections.

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