In the morning of November 28, the Tsinghua University " Guangdong-Hong Kong-Marco Greater Bay Area Public Management and Executive Talents Training " Forum and the Promotion of High-end Program of the School of Public Policy & Management, sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University and co-sponsored by the School of Business, City University of Hong Kong and the Tsinghua Alumni Association Hong Kong, were solemnly held in Hong Kong.
The picture shows a group photo of forum guests and some EMPA students
The main leaders and guests attending the forum were: He Jing, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Li Jiyi, Minister of Social Work; Professor Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University; Tam Yiu-Chung, member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and consultant of EMPA Hong Kong Administrative Talents Program in Tsinghua University; Tsang Yok-sing, former President of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and consultant of EMPA Hong Kong Administrative Talents Program in Tsinghua University. Professor Ba Shusong, Chief Economist of the China Banking Association and chief China economist of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX); Huang Ruohong, representative of Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and General Manager of Sino Group's Mainland China operations; Yu Wenwei, Manager of the Hongkong Jockey Club Charities Trust; Professor Yan Houmin, Dean of the College of Business of City University of Hong Kong; Professor Sheng Li, Vice President of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Macau; and Professor Wu Xiaofeng, Secretary of the Party Committee of Shenzhen Graduate School of Tsinghua University. More than 200 representatives and journalists attended the forum, who were from Tsinghua Alumni Association of Hongkong, Hong Kong Federation of Youth, Hong Kong Legislative Council, Hong Kong People's Congress, Hong Kong Provincial Committee of Political Consultative Conference, Hong Kong-Guangdong Federation of Youth, GBA Youth Federation，Hong Kong Guangdong Federation of Youth Associations, Hong Kong Federation of International Youth Chambers, National Hong Kong and Macao Research Association, All-China Women’s Federation Hong Kong Delegates Association Jing Xian Society, Hong Kong Elite Association, China Business Association Youth Committee, Fujian Association Youth League, Taiwanese Investment Association Youth Committee, Hong Kong Youth Council, and teachers and students from Tsinghua SPPM and College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. This activity consisted of three segments: the main forum, the youth round table forum and the enrollment briefing. Each segment had its own characteristics and bright spots. The main forum was chaired by Professor Wang Yahua, Associate Dean of Tsinghua SPPM.
The picture shows Yang Bin delivering a speech
In his speech, on behalf of Tsinghua University, Yang Bin first congratulated on the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Public management and Senior Talents Training" Forum and the High-end Program Enrollment Briefing of Tsinghua SPPM that was held in Hong Kong, and expressed gratitude and welcome to all the guests present at the event. He pointed out that on the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening up, the implementation of the national strategy of "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao the Greater Bay Area Construction" is a new major historical opportunity, in need of more compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to integrate into the overall development of the country and actively participate in the practice of national governance. Adhering to the concept of national development strategy, Tsinghua University closely combines talent cultivation with the fate of the nation and has a long-term view and a world-wide mind in the hope of speeding up the cultivation of a group of compound and high-end management talents rooted in China with a world-wide vision, providing strong intellectual support for the construction of GBA. He said that it was under this background, the EMPA Hong Kong Administrative Talents Program in Tsinghua University and the MPA-EMBA dual masters’ degree programs in Tsinghua University and City University of Hong Kong came into being. They shouldered the responsibility and expectation of national development and national rejuvenation in the new era. Finally, he encouraged Hong Kong's outstanding young people to apply for the programs enthusiastically and wished the forum and the enrollment of the program a complete success.
The picture shows Tam Yiu-Chung giving a keynote speech
In his keynote speech, Tam Yiu-Chung analyzed Hong Kong's opportunities, roles and future development prospects under the background of the construction of GBA. He pointed out, the construction of GBA is not only a new measure to promote China's opening up in the new era, but also a new practice to promote the development of the cause of one country, two systems. Hong Kong plays an important role in the country's reform and opening up. We must seize the important opportunity of the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to build an international first-class bay area and a world-class urban agglomeration. In the future, Hong Kong will be more actively integrated into the overall development of the country. He hoped that through the high-end talent training program in Tsinghua University, more management talents with diversified perspectives can be trained for Hong Kong's integration into the overall development of the country, contributing to the construction of a complete, advanced, efficient, convenient, and smooth social management system, improving the integration development and governance level of the GBA, and jointly creating a bright future for Hong Kong.
The picture shows Ba Shusong giving a keynote speech
In his keynote speech, Ba Shusong brilliantly analyzed the characteristics and future trends of the current new economy, explained Hong Kong's major opportunities during the transitional period of China's new and old growth forces, and introduced the important measures of the listing system reform on the HKEX. He said that Tsinghua University's high-end programs had helped Hong Kong cultivate comprehensive talents and grasped the general trend of new economic development, not only strongly supporting the new economic development in mainland China, but also helping Hong Kong develop into a financial center of scientific and technological innovation. He finally wished Tsinghua's two high-end talent training programs success in recruiting students in Hong Kong.
The picture shows Yan Houmin giving a keynote speech
In his keynote speech, Yan Houmin first recalled his learning experience in Tsinghua University and introduced the cooperation background between City University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University. After that, he shared the latest research results of the City University of Hong Kong in scientific and technological innovation, scientific and technological talents and scientific and technological enterprises, and illustrated Hong Kong's outstanding achievements in scientific and technological innovation in recent years and China's rapid progress in scientific and technological research and development. He said that Hong Kong's enterprises still needed to increase investment and continue their efforts in scientific and technological innovation. At the same time, they should make full use of Hong Kong's higher education and scientific research resources, strengthen personnel training, and make positive contributions to the future development of the GBA.
The picture shows Wu Xiaofeng giving a keynote speech
In his keynote speech, Wu Xiaofeng focused on the development process and characteristics of the Shenzhen Graduate School of Tsinghua University in the past 20 years. He compared the role of Tsinghua University in the GBA strategy with the role of top American universities in the cultivation of talents and scientific research in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the partner of EMPA Hong Kong government talents in Tsinghua University, he said that the Shenzhen Graduate School of Tsinghua University would give full play to its unique advantages, adhere to the concept of "ten years to grow trees and a hundred years to cultivate talents", and have the confidence to continuously supply talents for the construction of GBA through enduring efforts. He hoped that the talents trained by Tsinghua's high-end talent program could grow into towering trees as soon as possible, and expected that more outstanding talents could join the program.
The picture shows Tsang Yok-sing giving a keynote speech
In his keynote speech, Tsang Yok-sing explained his understanding of the significance of the construction of the GBA. First, the position of the GBA in China’s overall development map should be understood against the height of the global development strategy . Second, to do a good job in the construction of the GBA, we must give full play to the advantages of one country, two systems. Particularly, the younger generation of Hong Kong and Macao should understand not only the advantages of Hong Kong and Macao, but also the advantages of the mainland, giving full play to the comprehensive advantages of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. Third, innovation is the key to the construction of the GBA. The most important thing is to integrate different systems and concepts. This is an important capability that Hong Kong's young talents need. He said that the hope of the construction of the GBA rest on young people. He sincerely wished that the high-end talent program in Tsinghua University could train young talents continuously in the future and make important contributions to the development of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and the whole country at large.
The picture shows Wang Yahua presiding over the main forum
The picture shows the Youth Round Table Forum
After the keynote speech, Wu Xueming, chairman of the GBA Youth Federation and member of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Stanley CHOI , chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth, Yu Hua, chairman of the Hong Kong Outstanding Young Persons Association, Chen Xiaofeng, member of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macao Studies and member of the Appeal Committee of the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Shang Hailong, general manager of SenseTime and a 2018 alumni of Tsinghua University's EMPA Hong Kong Administrative Talent Program, Fan Qiming, executive vice-chairman of the Dongguan Federation of Associations Youth Association and a 2018 alumni -of Tsinghua’s EMPA Hong Kong Administrative Talent Program, were invited to take part in the Youth Round Table Forum. Guo Furong, a member of the Hong Kong Fujian Youth Federation and a 2018 cohort student of the program presided over the forum. On the topic of how Hong Kong’s young people can make full use of their own advantages and grasp the opportunities in the GBA, they spoke about their understandings of the GBA. They also expressed their insightful views in combination with their own growth and entrepreneurial experience,as well as discussed and exchanged views with each other.
The picture shows the scene of the enrollment briefings
The last part of this activity is Tsinghua SPPM's two high-end program enrollment briefings. First of all, POON Kit, Director of EMPA Hong Kong Administrative Talent Program in Tsinghua University, introduced the development of the program and the enrollment plan for 2019. Later, Yang Yongheng, Associate Dean of Tsinghua SPPM, and Yan Houmin, Dean of the College of Business of City University of Hong Kong, jointly introduced the general information of the Tsinghua-CityU MPA-EMBA Dual-Degree Program. Finally, Wang Yahua, Poon Kit, Yang Yongheng, Yan Houmin and Mu Ling, Assistant Dean of Tsinghua SPPM, and Hao Gang, Assistant Dean of the College of Business of City University of Hong Kong, took their seats on the stage and answered the questions asked by the guests, students, parents and media with humor and patience. The enrollment briefings was presided by Professor Zhu Xufeng, Associate Dean of Tsinghua SPPM.
The Site of the event
At present, the 2019 enrollment of the EMPA for Hong Kong Administrative Talents and Tsinghua-CityU MPA–EMBA Dual-Degree Program has started. Please pay attention to the official website of Tsinghua SPPM, look up the admission brochure of the program, and welcome to apply!