Catching-up with Wing Lok Hung

Wing Lok Hung

My professional experience with China started due to my curiosity about the social and economic development of the country. When I was at high school in Hong Kong, I participated in the UNICEF Young Envoys Programme and visited several villages in Yunnan Province during the summer. I was amazed by how Chinese farmers used basic greenhouse facilities for better production of fruits, vegetables or flowers. Some of them even imported quality seeds from Israel to improve crop yields. Almost a decade later, I re-visited Yunnan Province and the mountainous terrains now have numerous wind turbines installed and the areas have better internet connection. The development in China has been amazingly rapid and it makes me so fascinated to study about China in my academic journey. I am thrilled to share my experiences with others and I always learn the most updated information from my friends in all areas related to China. 

In the past few years, I have been assisted in organizing various conferences and seminars focusing on China’s economy and the development of the Greater Bay Area. These conferences and events attracted a great deal of attention from academics and non-academics alike. I also visited Shenzhen, Qianhai, Macau and Nansha to have a better understanding about the economic system and development model in the Great Bay Area. I am now working on how China had been regarding herself as the leader in East Asia before the 19th century and the contribution of such historical and cultural factors to China’s policymaking nowadays.

AIM Congress 2024

(Caption: Wing Lok Hung attending the AIM Congress on 7–9 May 2024, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
The purpose of the China committee
The China Committee aims to inform Dutch Chamber members about the latest developments in Mainland China in the economic, social, environmental and political field. It also facilitates Dutch Chamber members to deepen our understanding of China through a programme of regular thematic talks, conferences, field visits and informal after-event drinks. It aims to create a platform for various stakeholders to discuss the latest topics on China with special reference to the Dutch business community. 

Wing Lok Hung is Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), a top-100 ranked research-oriented comprehensive university.

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