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Crisis Governance, Chinese Style: Distinctive Features of China’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) cordially invites you to attend the online seminar entitled “Crisis Governance, Chinese Style: Distinctive Features of China’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” which hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University (Thailand). Details are as below:

Date: 5 May 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 14:00 pm to 17:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)
Venue: Online (via Zoom)
Medium: English
Speaker: Dr Alex Jingwei He (APS, EdUHK)
Moderators: Dr Isabella Ng Fung-sheung (APS, EdUHK)
Dr Atit Pongpanit (NU)
Registration: https://bit.ly/regis101

About the speaker
Dr HeJingwei, Alex is Associate Professor and Associate Head (Research and Development) of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK, previously known asHKIEd). He received his PhD degree in Public Policy from the LeeKuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Dr He specializes in public policy analysis, health policy and governance and social policy reforms, with particular focus on East Asia. He has published extensively in these areas, contributing articles to leading international journals and publishing houses, including Public Administration Review, The China Quarterly (2013, 2018), Health Policy and Planning (2014, 2016, 2019), Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Contemporary China, Social Policy and Administration, Policy and Society, Public Administration and Development, and Ageing and Society. He also has a rich portfolio of academic articles and book chapters published in Chinese.

In July 2019, Dr He was selected as a core member of the consortium of The Asia-Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO) of the World Health Organization (WHO), which comprises leading scholars from Hong Kong, India, and mainland China. This is the first time APO has funded a research consortium that is not formed by clinicians. Over the next three years, Dr He will work with collaborators from Fudan University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the Shanghai Health Development Research Center on a number of strategic health policy issues in the Asia Pacific region, including the integration of health services for the elderly and long-term care financing.