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China’s economy has an unprecedented impact on the global economic development. This programme offers a precious opportunity for students to have a glimpse of today’s China and its economic situation through a series of workshops and site visits.



  • To enhance students’ understanding of the social, political and economic development in the Mainland China.
  • To allow students to gain all-rounded perspectives on the business culture and practices in China through a series of workshops and site visits.

Date: January 4-12, 2018
Accommodation (tentative): Sun Yat-sen University Hotel


Topics of workshops (tentative) include
  • Pearl River Delta economic integration and co-operation between Guangdong and Hong Kong
  • Chinese contemporary political and economic development
  • Economic growth in China
  • Guangzhou development forum: understanding social change in Mainland China from the perspective of rural reconstruction
  • The Study Tour includes visits to the Pearl River, Zhuhai, Nansha, Yongxing, Whampoa Military Academy, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center and other cultural and historical sites. All activities will be conducted in Mandarin.

(Topics and itinerary are subject to fine-tuning)

Programme fee

All programme fees will be sponsored by the organisers. A refundable deposit of HK$2,000 has to be paid by student participants. The deposit will be refunded to students, upon completion of the programme, including a submission of an essay written in Chinese and English.

Application period

9:00 a.m.  23 October 2017 (Monday) – 9:00 a.m.  6 November 2017 (Monday)



  • All FBE students
  • Students with the following attributes:
    o    Passion to understand China and interested to work in China in future;
    o    Open and critical mindset;
    o    Basic level of Mandarin and Cantonese

*Shortlisted students will be invited to the group interview held in mid/late November.


Post-event sharing from student participants of 2016-17​


“The Sun Hung Kai China Economic Development Study Tour is definitely a fruitful memory to me as a freshman in HKU.  It was not merely an opportunity to gain textbook knowledge in lectures, but also a valuable chance to meet new friends from the Sun Yat-sen University.  We enjoyed and got the most out of this tour!”
Miss CHAN Uen Ching Ellen, BBA(Acc&Fin) Year 1


“The lectures covered a wide range of contemporary topics relating to China development, including One Belt, One Road, its macroeconomic environment, so on and so forth. These lectures provided me with insight to the Chinese Government’s policies and the historical development of economy and politics in China.”
Mr. KWOK Chun Hin Kenny, BSc(QFin) Year 2


“I am really thankful for having the students from the SYSU as our peers throughout the tour, they gave me many inspirations and motivations.”
Miss KWOK Chun Sen, Fiona, BBA(Acc&Fin) Year 4


“The study tour was really well-arranged in terms of activity schedule, resources, accommodation and meals. The schedule was very smooth and well-planned, while accommodation was really comfortable and we enjoyed the feast a lot!”
Miss WONG On Ki, BBA(Acc&Fin) Year 4


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