Asia Global Institute


Wednesday, December 11, 2019


The Asia Global Institute is now inviting applications for its 2020 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary and intensive leadership development initiative designed for mid-career professionals from around the world. Check out the program highlights.

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During their study trip to Shenzhen, the Fellows visited the head office of the China Merchants Bank (CMB), China's first joint-stock commercial bank wholly owned by corporate legal entities.

The Fellows had a fruitful dialogue with Mr Jianjun Liu, Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Directors of CMB, who explained how the CMB has evolved into a comprehensive banking group. 

At the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, our Fellows not only learn from top leaders in the classroom, but also get opportunities to visit different organizations to experience how global businesses operate.

Visiting the Facebook office in Hong Kong, the Fellows had a stimulating discussion with George Chen, Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia, on how social media has evolved over the past decade in Hong Kong and the many challenges Facebook has encountered across different regulatory fronts. 

What makes Hong Kong a two-way global investment and business hub?

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) answered that for our AsiaGlobal Fellows, who learned about the HKTDC's promotional efforts and how it creates opportunities for local companies.

University of Hong Kong Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) and "Liberalism & Democracy in Myanmar" co-author Ian Holliday treated the 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellows to an informative session on political developments in Myanmar.

"Liberalism & Democracy in Myanmar" is a foundational work for the field of Myanmar studies and provides an in-depth study of political developments in the 2010s. In addition to providing extensive interview and survey material, it adds a new theoretical perspective to the study of democratization.

Local influencer and Chinese University academic Simon Shen gave 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellows a glimpse of Hong Kong from a futuristic global perspective.

In his lecture, Shen, one of few international relations scholars originating from Hong Kong who has earned both international and local recognition, addressed subjects such as algorithms, big data, and virtual VS reality.


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