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
Global commitments in shaping a connected world intensified with the implementation of the 5th generation technology standard for mobile networks and the need for Covid’s new normal. On June 29th, 2021, Mr. Kenny Koo Sing-fai, Executive Director & CEO, Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings enlightened our horizon on the Relevance of 5G: To You And The Success of Enterprises’ Transformation. We heard how the 5G is a leading way to boost user experience and transform the way we connect, how it impacts individuals and how businesses from diverse industries could leverage 5G transformation to achieve sustainable business goals.
In a milestone moment for the cultural landscape in Asia, the much-anticipated M+ museum will open its doors on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour waterfront on 12 November 2021. We were privileged to have Ms. Shirley Surya, Curator for Design and Architecture at M+ to be our distinguished speaker and took us on a close look at M+, and learn how its manifestation could be a “gift” for Hong Kong. Set to become a destination for local, regional, and international visitors, M+ seeks to foster dialogues between Hong Kong and the global community of artists, designers, architects, and filmmakers. Takeaways including how M+ as a museum for visual culture relates Hong Kong to the world, how it has manifested its distinct vision since 2012, what are the key principles guiding the building of the M+ Collections, particularly in the area of Design and Architecture, and last but not least, how will all of the above be presented at the museum’s opening.