Lingnan University established the China Economic Research Programme with the generous donation of HK$8 million from the Ho Iu Kwong Charity Foundation for fostering economic development of Mainland China and Hong Kong.
The Programme’s Inauguration Ceremony cum Cheque Presentation Ceremony was held on 23 April, with Mr Ho Sai-chu, Chairman of the Ho Iu Kwong Charity Foundation, Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Council Chairman and President Leonard K Cheng of Lingnan University officiated at the Ceremony. Prof Wei Xiangdong, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences was appointed as Director of the Programme, while Mr Ho Sai-leung, Director of Ho Iu Kwong Charity Foundation was appointed Honorary Director to provide guidance for the Programme.
The China Economic Research Programme aims to promote studies by Mainland and Hong Kong scholars, researchers and industry members in areas such as economy, industries, finance and entrepreneurship, as well as collaborative academic research and exchange projects. The Programme will organise academic conferences in response to changes in related policies and developments of the economies of Mainland China and Hong Kong, so as to foster the economic development of the two places.