To strengthen research on issues related to the economic and financial development of Mainland China and Hong Kong, Lingnan University has established the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre in collaboration with the Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association.
The Research Centre’s operation and research activities will be sponsored by a generous donation of HK$10 million from Mr Pan Sutong, Chairman of Goldin Group. A ceremony was held on 15 December when Mr Harvey Lee, Vice Chairman of Goldin Group, Mr Bankee Kwan, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association and President Leonard K Cheng signed the cooperation agreement for the Research Centre’s establishment. Apart from Mr Pan Sutong, other officiating guests attending the ceremony included Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Council Chairman of Lingnan University, Prof Albert Ip Yuk-keung, Chairman of Institutional Advancement Committee of Lingnan University, Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, JP, President of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, and Mr Tse Yung-hoi, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association.
Establishment of the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre aims to synergise resources and outstanding economic research expertise in Mainland China and Hong Kong to strengthen research on salient issues related to the economic and financial development of the two places. It will also provide research consultations on industry and economic policies, as well as offering policy consultations and advice to foster the mutual prosperity of Mainland China and Hong Kong. The Research Centre will be located in the campus of Lingnan University, and its preliminary plan is to complete at least three research projects every year on issues of concern. Research outcomes will be published in related media or academic journals, and seminars will be organised to facilitate exchange between different parties.