We kicked off our biennium Program on 10 November 2020 by hosting a luncheon talk entitled “Divide, Social Divide and online learning: insight from research before and during the pandemic” by Dr. Nancy Law, Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, at the China Club. The research study by Dr. Nancy Law forms the basis upon which our current advocacy and service project “Project ABC” was organized. The talk was attended by more than 30 club members.
On January 26, 2021, Ms. Ivy Po Po Tong, Executive District Director, AIA Insurance International gave a talk on the “Insurance Outlook and Trends for Aging Population”. She also shared on how agile the insurance industry has adapted to the need of coverage for vaccination side effects. In light of the ongoing pandemic social distancing requirement and we began our first webinar program. The talk was attended by over 40 members. You may watch the program again here (Access Passcode: 9YY%F%39):
By Feb 23, 2021, just as Hong Kong going through our 3rd wave of Covid, we were privileged to have Professor Benjamin John Cowling, Professor and Division Head, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong to share with us “Past, Present and Future of Covid” through a webinar format. As the world begun to vaccinate, we had a lively Q&A session with Professor Cowling to understand on the benefit and implications on being vaccinated.
Professor Benjamin John Cowling and Ms. Lui Tong
Many said the world had sped up the digitization process by 4-10 folds since the pandemic. On March 30, 2021, we were honored to have Mr. Tony Wong, JP, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer, The SAR Government of Hong Kong, to share with us on Hong Kong SAR government’s initiatives in the Smart City Blueprint, titled “Smart City Blueprint Hong Kong 2.0 and You”. It was enlightening how much effort there has been in the past 3 years, building Hong Kong top be a connected city: Smart Mobility, Living, Environment, People, Government, Economy, and Use of I&T in Combating Covid-19, and Smart Village PIlots to name a few. The event was published on the HKSAR government’s OGCIO site.
Mr. Tony Wong, President Nora Leung and Ms. Lui Tong