Southeast Asia Research Centre

Southeast Asia is a region of great significance for Hong Kong. There are long-standing social, cultural and economic relationships between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, particularly with the overseas Chinese. Migration and business networks have long linked Hong Kong to Southeast Asia, and continue to grow. SEARC recognises that the people of Hong Kong and Hong Kong-based organisations increasingly need to be knowledgeable about developments in Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asia Research Centre conducts policy-oriented research on the societies of contemporary Southeast Asia, and brings together scholars from Hong Kong and overseas, along with local business people and NGOs, for seminars, workshops, and conferences on developments relevant to Hong Kong in Southeast Asian societies.