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The School of Law hosted a lecture on the prospects of the East Asian economic community on 25 September, featuring as guest speaker Professor M Supperamaniam of the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
CityU and Hong Kong Ocean Park Conservation Foundation researchers have released 15 captive-bred horseshoe crabs into the wild. The animals will now be tracked and their progress monitored in a bid to save the endangered species.
The School of Law at CityU hosted a lecture entitled “The Challenge of Civil Justice Reform: Delivering Law Enforcement at Proportionate Cost and in Reasonable Time”, featuring Professor Adrian Zuckerman of University of Oxford, UK, as the speaker.
Art is art; technology is, well, technology. Their paths seldom cross, right? Not in the case of Body Brush, an advanced computer-aided tool pioneered by CityU's Professor Horace Ip to merge the two to produce stunning artistic results.
Representatives from the government, the private sector and academia debated how the advancement of knowledge through research could play a role in boosting Hong Kong's economy at a forum in the Wei Hing Theatre on 4 December. The forum kicked off the Postgraduate Research Expo 2002, organized by the CityU Postgraduate Association to showcase our graduate students' research talent and achievements.
On 21 November, CityU's Centre for Electronic Packaging and Assemblies, Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering (the EPA Centre) was accepted by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) as an Accredited Laboratory* under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS). This is a CityU first.
The first large-scale conference on Islam held in Hong Kong and the first worldwide comparative discussion of Islam in Southeast Asia and China was held at CityU from 28 November to 1 December.
Corporate governance, some say, is an expansive web of mechanisms put into place within and outside corporations to ensure the interests and behaviour of managers match shareholders' expectations. In the academic world, scholars attempt to unravel the complexity of the problem from different angles and approaches.
Wouldn't it be good to know that, in the wake of an avalanche of corporate malfeasances, there was a surefire and trustworthy way to gauge how well the listed companies in Asia are governed, rather than having to pore over their annual reports and financial statements? If CityU's Professor Stephen Cheung has his way, by the end of 2003 Asian and global investors could find solace in an innovative corporate governance scoring system he is currently devloping.
Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia Communications, Tyco International... The apparently endless string of corporate scandals not only sent embattled US investors scurrying for cover but also triggered off a new round of self-examination among Asian listed corporations and market regulators, including Hong Kong.

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