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Four students taking elective French courses at City University’s Division of Language Studies gained valuable experience and self-confidence by participating in the first ever French speech-writing contest organized by the Consulate-General of France in Hong Kong.
Rarely has a cultural festival exuded so much energy and zest in its opening ceremony. On 29 March, the "Hanbok Exhibition" opened in CityU's Run Run Shaw Library not only with a static display of the exquisite Korean national costume, but also a dynamic and potent demonstration of the traditional Korean martial art, Tae Kwon Do. Students and staff were given a sample of the Korean culture, from two different sides.
Four students taking elective French courses at City University's Division of Language Studies gained valuable experience and self-confidence by participating in the first ever French speech-writing contest organized by the Consulate-General of France in Hong Kong.
Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Chemistry, has developed a system to test Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Dr Cheng is employing zebrafish embryos to identify herbs that can induce or inhibit the formation of new blood vessels. The project, “Screening Agents for Angiogenic Modulating Activities Using Teleosts Embryos”, has been granted HK$2.5 million under the Innovation and Technology Support Programme of Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF).
Ms Amina Mohamed, Ambassador of Kenya and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, visited CityU's WTO Law and Dispute Resolution Centre on 24 March, to meet with SLW (Chair) Professor Peter Malanczuk. SLW Lecturer Dr Zhao Yun and several LLM students were also present.
An international symposium promoting the exchange of ideas on the economic, political social and cultural developments arising from the changing relations between China and Southeast Asia was held at CityU March 24-25. "China and Southeast Asia: Challenges, opportunities and the reconstruction of Southeast Asian Chinese ethnic capital" was co-organized by CityU's Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSAS) at Xiamen University.
In the first ever Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, hosted by CityU's School of Law (SLW) 18-21 March, Tsinghua University (Beijing) triumphed over the other 13 participating teams from universities around the world. "Thanks to all of you who helped start a tradition that will provide a continuing and ready reference to City University as the arbitration school of the region," concluded Vis (East) Director Ms Louise Barrington.