Background


The Belt and Road Initiative, unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, aims to promote regional connectivity, economic cooperation, cultural exchanges, and mutual learning among countries along two ancient economic corridors. An action plan, Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, was put forward in March 2015 by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Commerce. The Initiative is open to all countries and to international and regional organisations. The plan calls for policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and the forging of people-to-people bonds through multilateral mechanisms and multilevel platforms. Such cooperation is based on the following principles: peaceful coexistence, openness to cooperation, harmony and inclusivity, respect for market forces, and mutual benefit.



Conference Objectives


The Academia International Conference on Economic and Financial Cooperation: Hong Kong and the World under the Belt and Road Initiative is a two-day event (15–16 December 2016) co-organised by the Central Policy Unit and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. It will bring together scholars, policy-makers, members of think-tanks, and other stakeholders from Hong Kong, Mainland China, the Belt and Road countries, and other countries all over the world, to share research and exchange ideas.

The objectives of the conference are:


Organising Committee


  Chairpersons

Prof. Fanny M. CheungPro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Co-Director, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
Prof. Stephen W. K. ChiuCo-Director, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

  Members

Prof. Kalok ChanDean of CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Waiman CheungDirector, Asian Institute of Supply Chains and Logistics; Professor, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Chi-yue ChiuDean of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Terence T. L. ChongExecutive Director, Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Ying-yi HongChoh-Ming Li Professor of Marketing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Cheung-kwok LawSenior Research Fellow, Global China Research Programme; Director of Policy, Aviation Policy and Research Center, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ms Grace LuiSecretary to the Commission on Strategic Development, Central Policy Unit,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr Edwin LauSenior Administrative Officer, Commission on Strategic Development, Central Policy Unit,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Prof. Yun-wing SungCo-Director, Shanghai-Hong Kong Development Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Fudan University
Prof. Kam-fai Wong Director, Centre for Innovation and Technology; Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Chao XiDirector, Chinese Law Programme, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

  Coordinators

Ms Po-san WanResearch Officer, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
Dr Victor ZhengAssistant Director, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies