Mr Sha Hailin, President of the Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association, visited Lingnan University on 1 March and officiated the opening of the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre. Other officiating guests include Mr Harvey Lee, Vice Chairman of Goldin Group, Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, JP, President of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, Mrs Loretta Shuen Leung Lai-sheung, Council Treasurer, Dr Frank Law Sai-kit, Court Chairman, Prof Albert Ip Yuk-keung, Chairman of Institutional Advancement Committee and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University.
With the generous donation of HK$10 million from Mr Pan Sutong, Chairman of Goldin Group, Lingnan University has established the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre in collaboration with the Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association to strengthen research on issues related to the economic and financial development of Mainland China and Hong Kong.
In his address at the Ceremony, President Cheng said that Prof Wei Xiangdong, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, and Prof Ho Lok-sang, Head of Department of Economics, have been appointed the Director and Advisor of the Research Centre respectively. They will lead a team of experienced colleagues to engage in a series of research projects regarding the economic and financial development of Mainland China and Hong Kong. Establishment of the Research Centre will further strengthen Lingnan University’s competitive edge in public policy research.