Dr Joseph Yam Chi-kwong and Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen discuss financial development at Lingnan University’s Distinguished Leaders Dialogue
Lingnan University organises the Distinguished Leaders Dialogue Series — Dialogue on Financial Development on 26 February. The dialogue series is a major celebratory event for the 50th Anniversary of the University’s re-establishment in Hong Kong.
Dr the Honourable Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, Non-official Member of the Executive Council and Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University were invited as panelists for the dialogue, and Professor Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University was the dialogue’s facilitator. Focused on finance-related policies, financial infrastructure, regulatory issues, and the development of new financial products and services, they discussed how Hong Kong can enhance and strengthen its status as an international finance centre under the context of adjustment of the global economy and advancement of the Chinese economy to the central part of the international economic arena.
In his welcoming address, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 50th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Lingnan University in Hong Kong pointed out that financial service industry is the second biggest pillar of Hong Kong’s economy, and is the major momentum in promoting Hong Kong’s economic growth. In recent years, Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre faces different challenges. “Today’s dialogue is honoured to have invited two elites from the financial sector including Dr Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, Non-official Member of the Executive Council and Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University, as panelists. Many scholars and members of the financial sector also joined us today. I look forward to participants’ active exchange with the speakers, and deliberating together ideas and strategies for Hong Kong’s financial development,” he said.
The next dialogue on housing for the youth will be held on 20 March. Panelists include Prof Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Former Secretary for Transport and Housing and Mr Stanley Wong Yuen-fai, Member of the Housing Authority, while Mr Ricky Yu Wai-yip, Founder and CEO of Light Be will be the facilitator of the dialogue. Topics include “university students’ wait for public housing”, “reliance on financial support from the family”, “nano flats”, “luxury subdivided flats”, “mortgage slaves”, “Hong Kong people’s priority in using local land”, “the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area rental development” and more. Guests will also delve into the reasons behind the rise of co-living spaces and housing concepts that advocate shared accommodation.
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