External Affairs 2014

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Prof. Otto Lin attended the EURO-CASE Annual Conference 2014 on  2-3 December

Prof. Otto Lin attended the Euro-CASE 2014 Annual Conference on 2-3 December on behalf of HKAES and presented ” National Innovation Systems of the Greater China Region” at the conference.


A Dinner between the HKAES and EURO-CASE on 5 June 2014

A dinner meeting with Dr. Jacques LUKASIK of EURO-CASE was held on Thursday, 5 June 2014 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club to discuss the potential collaboration between HKAES and EURO-CASE. Dr. Jacques LUKASIK is the Secretary General of EURO-CASE (Association of all the Europeans Academies of Engineering and Technology) which is a very influential body. He is also a member of the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF). The HKAES President, Prof. Y L CHOI together with Prof. Joseph Lee, Prof. J M KO, Ir. James Chiu and Prof. Jian LU attended the meeting which is found to be very fruitful.

Photo – taken after the dinner meeting with Dr. Jacques LUKASIK (front row, first from left)


The HKAES’s Beijing Visit from 1 – 4 June 2014

Invited by Prof. Zhou Ji, the President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the HKAES Delegation, led by the President, Prof. Y L Choi, including Prof. Joseph H W Lee, Dr. Andrew Chan, Prof. Timothy Tong, Prof. C C Chan, Prof. J M Ko, Prof. Jian Lu, Ir. H S Kwong, Prof. Charles Ng and Prof. J G Teng visited Beijing from 1 – 4 June 2014. The Delegation attended the International Conference of Engineering Science and Technology 2014 (ICEST 2014) from 2 to 3 June and also attended as observers the Annual Council Meeting of CAETS 2014 on 4 June. The Delegation had meeting with Prof. Zhou Ji and his colleagues to discuss the enhancement of Collaboration between HKAES and CAE. The Delegation also took the opportunity to meet with other academies including HAE, NATF, NAE and RAE for strengthening the bilateral relationship during their stay in Beijing.

The HKAES Delegation with HAE representatives (the third and fourth from right) and NATF representatives (the third and fifth from left) – taken after the dinner meeting at the V-Continent Beijing Parkview Wuzhou Hotel on 1 June 2014.

The HKAES Delegation with NAE President, C. D. Mote, Jr. (front Row, the first from right) and his colleagues – taken after the lunch meeting at the Beijing Conference Centre on 2 June 2014.

The HKAES Delegation – taken at the Keynote Session of the ICEST 2014 held on 3 June at the Great Hall of the People. Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and Ms. Irina Bokova, Director –General of UNESCO, delivered a keynote speech. The Session was chaired by Prof. Zhou Ji.


The HKAES Delegation with Prof. Zhou Ji ( front row, the third from right ) and his colleaguestaken after the HKAES – CAE meeting at the Beijing Conference Centre on 3 June 2014.

The HKAES Delegation with RAE Senior Vice President, Prof. Sir William Wakeham (the fourth from right) and his colleagues – taken after the coffee-break meeting at the Conference Hall for the CAETS Council Meeting 2014 on 4 June 2014.