New President & Vice-Chancellor Forum

 

“A sea is vast, as it rejects no stream.” - From “Spring and Autumn Annals”, an ancient Chinese chronicle.

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is going to hold the New President & Vice-Chancellor Forum with Students. The President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Xiang Zhang, Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Vice President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources), Vice President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Registrar, Director of Finance and Dean of Student Affairs will also be present at the Forum to exchange idea with students. The Forum is a precious opportunity for students to share your views with Professor Zhang, so as to understand his vision of the University’s future development and his concrete plans. Students may take this chance to voice out opinions regarding university affairs, for instance, to the University Management Team. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation. Details of the Forum are as follows:

Date: 19 September (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Union Foyer, G/F, Union Building

Also, starting from tomorrow, a mobile board titled as “I have something to tell the New President & Vice-Chancellor” made by University Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council will be displayed outside the Union Office and alongside Upper University Street. You can express your opinions freely and we will convey your messages for you in the New President and Vice-Chancellor Forum. Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Davin Wong, President at supresid@hku.hk, or Daniel Lei, University Affairs Secretary at suuas1@hku.hk.

Reflections Annual Youth Conference 2018

 

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Keynote: Re-imagining Our City
▻ Mr Francis Ngai (Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong)

Panel 1: Revitalizing the Fourth Power
▻ Cap 盾 (Co-founder of CapTV)
▻ Mr Tom Grundy (Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press)
▻ Mr Ng Hiu-tung (Founder of Factwire)
▻ Mr So King Hang (Producer of RTHK, Host of City Forum)
▻ Mr Yeung Kin-hing (Chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association)

Panel 2: Reshaping Public Spaces
▻ Ms Carine Lai (Senior Researcher of Civic Exchange)
▻ Mr Christopher Law (Founding Director of the Oval Partnership)
▻ Mr Jeffery Wong (Ex-Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Young Planners Group)

Panel 3: Rejuvenating the Land Debate
▻ Prof Hau Chi-hang (Honorary Associate Professor at School of Science of University of Hong Kong)
▻ Mr Albert Lai (Founding Chairman of The Professional Commons)
▻ Ms Camille Lam (Member of Liber Research Community)
▻ Mr Lau Chun-kong (International Director of JLL)
▻ Mr Stanley Wong (Chairman of the Task Force on Land Supply)
▻ Mr Marco Wu GBS (Chairperson of the Hong Kong Housing Society)

Rally in Defending Freedom of Association

 

The Hong Kong Police Force had suggested to The Secretary for Security that the Hong Kong National Party should be banned from operating using the Societies Ordinance on the grounds of national and public security. This violates The Basic Law, The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and The Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance. This was undoubtedly a suppression of Hong Kong people’s freedom of association and political rights.

In this regard, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union will participate in the assembly organised by “Civil Human Rights Front” today, we invite all of you to come and join the assembly against the suppression. The details of the assembly are as follows:

Date: 21st July
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Luard Road, Wan Chai to Police Headquarters, No. 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai

July 1 Forum by Higher Institutions – ‘One Country Two Systems: a Dead-End or a Way Out in Our Future’

 

“One Country Two Systems” was brought into implementation with the Basic Law since July 1, 1997. After 21 years, both the executive and legislative branch have fallen, yet we continue to stand by the rule of law and the value of judicial independence. However, our law looks fragile against the Chinese regime: from the NPCSC interpretations and the “co-location arrangement”, to the legislation of the National Anthem Law and Article 23 in our near future. Can our law and legal values stand against the pressure from the Chinese regime? Is “One Country Two Systems” dead, or is the design of “One Country Two Systems” bound to be failed from the very beginning? Is there a way out to the justice and rights we have been longed for under “One Country Two Systems”?

The students’ unions of higher institutions are holding a forum at the night of July 1 to discuss the above issues and revisit “One Country Two Systems” by delving into recent legal disputes, henceforth rethink the relationship between “One Country Two Systems” and the future of our city. The details are as follows –

Date: 1 July 2018 (Sunday)

Time:19:00 – 21:00 (entry starts at 1830)

Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, the University of Hong Kong

Theme of the Forum: ‘One Country Two Systems: a Dead-End or a Way Out in Our Future’

Guest: Mr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, MH (Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong), Dr Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee (Barrister), Mr Lewis Loud (Writer), Mr Leung Chung-hang (Convenor of Youngspiration), Mr Cheng Lap (Merchant and Columnist)

Language: Cantonese (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)

Students of higher institutions and the public are welcome to join. As seats are limited, please fill in the following form if you would like to attend the event:
https://goo.gl/forms/ddBIxrzgtYaxkwkD3
*This forum has no prior seat assignment
*Students of Higher Institution enjoy prior entry

If you have any enquiries, please contact Vice-President (External) of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union Jordan PANG Ka Ho (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).

Organisers:
City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union, Hang Seng Management College Students’ Union, Interim Executive Committee of The Student Union of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union, The Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-organiser:
Law Association, HKUSU

 

Hong Kong SARS Heroes Commemoration

 

At the end of 2002, a new infectious disease broke out at Shunde, Guangdong, which was around 100 km from Hong Kong. And the disease, later named SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), spread across the globe very soon after stepping into 2003. Under the dome of SARS, Hong Kong turned into a dead city from the metropolis she used to be, crammed by the fear of the disease.

1755 were infected and 299 of them lost their precious lives in the epidemic, and 75 children lost their parents in this tragedy. Behind the numbers of infected and deceased on the news, all healthcare workers over this land fought with their best against SARS, regardless of their positions. By the side of all medical care workers, neighbours watched each other’s back, and eventually WHO removed Hong Kong from the list of ‘Affected Areas’. Although 8 medical workers sacrificed their lives in the battle against SARS, we honour them as the heroes of this city for they left us the wellbeing and virtues of humankind.

15 years flew by and the status of those who died in their line of duty have been standing against the current of time. We shall not forget their unconditional dedication to our city. The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is joining the commemoration, and express our greatest gratitude towards the dedication of all medical care workers during the period of SARS. The details are as follow:

Date: 23 June (Sat)
Time: 1930
Venue: SARS Memorial, near Tai Chi Garden, Hong Kong Park, Central

Rally in opposition to The “Co-location” Arrangement and President of the Legislative Council Abusing His Power

 

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Bill is carried in its second reading, convoyed by the pro-establishment and the President of the Legislative Council himself. The evil law has its’ finger on the trigger, and we shall not be shot awaiting, justifying the government’s breaching act against our constitution. The “Co-location” Concern Group is holding a rally tomorrow and we, the student unions of higher education institutions, urge all students and citizens to join. We shall stand firmly against any bill that ceded our land, and any abuse of power by the President of the Legislative Council. The details of the rally are as follow:

Date: 14th June (Thursday)
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Venue: Demonstration Zone, The Legislative Council

Assembly in Support of Convicted and Accused Protestors in the Mong Kok Cases

 

To confront the suppression of the regime, Hong Kong people protected Hawkers and defended our local culture. Yet, they suffered violence from the police. Worse still, some protestors who fought against the violence by force are facing years of imprisonment as they were prosecuted by the government for crimes such as a riot. Among them is Edward Leung, an alumnus of The University of Hong Kong. Protestors were sent to prison albeit with their willingness to protect Hong Kong’s freedom. They are suffering both mentally and physically, and their family and future are affected as well.

In this regard, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union will participate in the assembly organised by “Spark Alliance Hong Kong” today, in hope of supporting the political prisoners and sending them our warm blessings. The details of the assembly are as follows:

Date: 27th May
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Venue: “Lennon Wall”, Harcourt Road, Admiralty

談廿三:《基本法》二十三條背景資料講座

《基本法》二十三條的立法問題一直是香港政治的敏感議題。近日,不少中國駐港官員及中國立法機關代表一再提出,港府有需要就《基本法》二十三條進行立法。為使各個公民團體更瞭解此條文的立法事宜,「八十後浪」將聯同香港大學學生會將舉辦講座,邀請相關方面的專業人士分享《基本法》二十三條的背景資料。

講座詳情如下:
日期:五月五日(星期六)
時間:下午二時三十分至五時三十分
地點:香港大學黃麗松講堂
講者:
蔡騏先生,法政匯思召集人
傅華伶教授,香港大學法律學院副院長
內容:
1.講解港府02/03年提出之二十三條立法草案
2.講解中華人民共和國現行與國家安全相關法律

協辦機構: 香港大學學生會 The Hong Kong University Students’ Union

註:講座部份將會以國語及英語進行。

講座名額二百五十人,額滿即止;歡迎各公民團體、地區組織、學生組織及有興趣之公眾人士出席。

如欲報名出席是次講座,敬請填妥報名表格,以便舉辦機構作出安排。(表格在此: https://goo.gl/PTeoQ2 )

如有任何查詢,歡迎聯絡外務副會長彭家浩同學(電郵:jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com)。