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[Policy Dialogue Series, 2021-22] Covid-19 Strategy at the Crossroads: Hong Kong and worldwide

December 2021

The Department of Asian and Policy Studies and the Academy of Hong Kong Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), together with the Division of Public Policy of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), cordially invite you to attend the following Policy Dialogue Series featuring Professor Anthony Cheung, former Secretary for Transport and Housing (2012-17) and now Research Chair Professor of Public Administration at EdUHK and Adjunct Professor at HKUST. The Policy Dialogue Series began in 2018-19 and is now in its fourth annual series.

Policy Dialogue Series, 2021-22:

Covid-19 Strategy at the Crossroads: Hong Kong and worldwide

 COVID-19 has caused the most serious health crisis in a century and the most devastating economic crisis since the Second World War. Governments around the world have to cope with sudden simultaneous health, economic and social challenges.  There is no universally agreed way of appraising international performance in the fight against the pandemic, but some (in Asia and the Oceania) are clearly better than others in epidemic control and crisis recovery. As the pandemic focus shifts towards mass vaccination, some countries are accepting “co-existence” as an exit strategy as opposed to a “zero-tolerance” approach.  This Policy Dialogue evaluates the performance of Hong Kong against worldwide anti-Covid policy strategies in order to draw some lessons.

Date: 15 January 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 nn
Format: Zoom Webinar


N.B.: Webinar details will be sent to the attendees’ email a day before the seminar

Language: English
Speakers: Professor Anthony B.L. Cheung, EdUHK / HKUST

Professor Fung Hong, CUHK

Professor Wu Xun, HKUST

Moderator: Dr Alex He Jingwei, EdUHK


About the speakers and moderator:

 Professor Anthony Cheung (張炳良教授) is currently the Research Chair Professor of Public Administration with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at EdUHK, and an Adjunct Professor of the Division of Public Policy at HKUST. From 2008 to 2012, Professor Cheung was President of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, the predecessor of EdUHK. From 2012 to 2017, he was Secretary for Transport and Housing.

Professor Fung Hong (馮康教授) is the Professor of Practice in Health Services Management at the Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the CUHK Medical Centre.

Professor Wu Xun (吳遜教授) is the Professor and Former Head of the Division of Public Policy and the Division of Social Science at HKUST.

Dr Alex He Jingwei (和經緯博士) is the Assoicate Head (Research and Development) and Associate Professor with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at EdUHK.


About the Policy Dialogue Series:

In the 2021-22 academic year, the two universities will cooperate again to host five policy dialogue sessions. Professor Anthony Cheung will be joined by other speakers in the relevant fields to explore some critical issues and public policy challenges facing Hong Kong, as follows:

Date and Time Topic and Speakers Registration/Replay
6 November 2021 (Sat)
10 am – 12 nn
‘One Country, Two Systems’:
Retreat or reboot?
15 January 2022 (Sat)
10 am – 12 nn
Covid-19 Strategy at the Crossroads: Hong Kong and worldwide
19 February 2022 (Sat)
10 am – 12 nn
Housing Affordability: A land, planning or political question?
19 March 2022 (Sat)
10 am – 12 nn
Regional Integration and Economic Future:  Opportunities and threats within Greater Bay Area
30 April 2022 (Sat)
10 am – 12 nn
Identity: A real or packaged issue?

The Policy Dialogue Series is interactive and encourages the participation of the EdUHK and HKUST communities as well as members of the public who are concerned about Hong Kong’s future.

In light of the implementation of public health measures mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 disease, the Policy Dialogue Series will adopt an online mode via Zoom.


All are welcome!



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