What are the opportunities and risks of investing or expanding business operation in Myanmar? What are the benefits and concerns for developing Special Economic Zone related businesses there? What unique roles could Hong Kong professional services play to facilitate mutual advancement? This Workshop aims to present a portrait of business opportunities and challenges in Myanmar from three perspectives: 1) the local, 2) the Belt and Road and 3) Hong Kong. Through triangulation of first-hand information, insights and successful experience shared by seasoned entrepreneurs, professional practitioners, Special Economic Zone management and local researchers, participants would be able to distil an in-depth understanding of cultural diversity and risk management of overseas investments, as well as Special Economic Zone development in Myanmar. In particular, this Workshop will unpack the challenges and scrutinize the pathways whereby Hong Kong professional services and businesses may perform their distinctive roles in mitigating risks and thus take part for mutual gains and sustainable development in Myanmar. Date 16 December 2021 (Thursday) Time 10:30am – 1:30pm (Hong Kong Time) 9am – 12pm (Myanmar Time) Registration https://20211216-pass-workshop-6-myanmar.eventbrite.hk Format – Hybrid (due to COVID-19 conditions): o Zoom: for speakers not in Hong Kong plus all participants o Zoom link to be shared via email to participants 2 days before event and the event day morning – Mainly in English – Free of charge – CPD included (Please contact your respective Association for details) – A complimentary training pack containing background materials and analysis is included Rundown Click here for event brief Enquiry Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Closing Forum aims at reviewing the main insights discussed at the Opening Symposium and six workshops and presenting analysis of workshop observations and surveys. Through exchange of ideas and sharing of analysis, possible recommendations will be generated and further discussed to explore potential development opportunities. The Forum thus serves as a platform for knowledge transfer and discussion of the insights from workshops and suggestions for future actions may further enhance the competitiveness and sustainable development of Hong Kong professional services and business in exploring oversea markets and related areas. Date 12 March 2022 (Saturday) Time 10:30am – 1:30pm (Hong Kong Time) Registration https://20220312-pass-closingforum.eventbrite.hk Format – Online only – Mainly in English – Free of charge Rundown Click here for event brief Enquiry Email: email@example.com
Dr Rebecca WONG Wing-yee of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, whose research interests lie in green criminology and illegal endangered wildlife trade, has recently published peer-reviewed articles discussing wildlife trade and poaching of protected species in mainland China.
From the case study of a village located in suburban Shanghai, Dr ZHU Jin of the Department of Public and International Affairs presents a contradicting finding and illustrates how the landlord-tenant power relationship has been reshuffled in Mainland China’s new governance context.
Dr Nick PETROVSKY of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs published a research article with Ge XIN and Jinhai YU to examine the connection between job satisfaction and individual citizens’ satisfaction with the village officials’ work, supporting the “satisfaction mirror” hypothesis.
Professor LO Tit-wing of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences led a research project to go beyond social culture and folklore to investigate the criminal business processes in this emerging economic market. He studies the nature and substance of ghost bride-induced crime while looking into the criminal business processes of ghost bride-induced crimes from an economic perspective.