top of page

Sino-Indian × Global Initiatives Virtual Conference 2020

In August 2020, we held our first ever virtual conference on Sino-Indian issues and hot topics.

DATE: 1-3 August, 2020

TIME: 18:30-23:00 (GMT +8) / 16:00-20:30 (GMT +5.5)


PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY: Year 9-13 (or equivalent) 

Gain a holistic understanding of modern Sino-Indian affairs, attend high-quality lectures, and

engage in thought-provoking discussions with like-minded individuals from around the world.


Day One

Opening ceremony 

Presentation on Chinese politics

Discussion session


Lecture on Indian politics

Discussion session

Day Two

Lecture on Chinese economics

Lecture on Indian economics

Discussion session

Presentation on the Chinese legal system

Presentation on the Indian legal system

Discussion session

Day Three

Lecture on the Sino-Indian relationship and current disputes between India and China

Discussion session


Lecture on urban development and strategic development

Closing ceremony and winner announcement

(Lectures will be given by our guest speakers, while presentations are prepared by the Panchsheel core members and regional leads.)


Chinese Politics: Mr. Fung Chi-ching, Jacky 


Jacky, FUNG Chi-ching is a Senior Researcher (China Affairs and Public Administration) at Roundtable Institute. Also, he is a researcher at the Hong Kong Policy Research Centre and Global Studies Institute in Hong Kong. He obtained his Master degree on International Public Affairs in the University of Hong Kong, received postgraduate training on China’s Foreign Affairs in Peking University, public administration training in China Nation School of Administration in China. He is interested in researching on Hong Kong Public policies, China’s rationalization, and China’s foreign affairs. In 2009, he conducted fieldwork in Israel after 2009 Gaza Conflicts. He is also an article contributor to media, such as Hong Kong Economic Times, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Tai Kung Pao, and other Mainland Chinese Newspapers with cultural and political commentary as focus. He has also edited and published several books in China Studies and International Relation which include 《對弈中國──堀而未起的大國夢》 (2009; co-authored with Yu Ka-ho).

Indian Politics: Mr. Ritam Dutta Chowdhury


Ritam Dutta Chowdhury is currently pursuing his Bachelorate from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata with a major in International Business. He is a passionate Speaker with international experience in MUNs, Debates, and conclaves.


Chinese Economics: Prof. Zhan Jing Vivian


Vivian Zhan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her BA in English and International Studies from Foreign Affairs College of China, and her PhD in political science from University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests span comparative political economy, contemporary Chinese politics, and research methodology, with a focus on post-Mao reforms, intergovernmental relations and local governance. She is also interested in informal institutions and their impact on political and economic behaviours.

Indian Economics: Ms. Anika


Anika is an 18-year-old student who has just completed her high school education at Army Public School, Jalandhar, India. She is a co-author, UN volunteer, content-writer, and debater. She is also a published poet, co-author at the age of 17, TedX PR organizer, as well as a participant and winner of numerous MUN conferences. Apart from these activities, she keeps up with political affiliations to uplift regions that need attention, and is a member of ‘Youth for Jammu’, which focuses on providing justices to these zones. She plans to enroll in legal studies as her graduation programme.

The Sino-Indian relationship and Current Disputes between India and China: Mr. Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Debasish is a Jefferson Fellow and winner of multiple Hong Kong News and SOPA awards. He has been the Deputy China Editor for South China Morning post and the Senior Research Fellow for the University of Sydney. He has worked and lived in Calcutta, São Paulo, Hua Hin, Bangkok, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Urban Development: Mr. Lau Adolphus Yik Chun


Adolphus Lau is a management consultant at Arcadis. He is a specialist in policy analysis and programme development. He provided policy consultancy to top-level government clients focusing on the areas of technological innovation and sustainable development. He also had experiences launching various ventures and start-ups in China and the United States. He completed his masters at the University of Hong Kong. He is also an alumnus of the University of Toronto.


Prof. Albert Chen Hung-yee


Albert Chen Hung-yee is a legal scholar in Hong Kong. He was the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong, where he currently serves as the Chair Professor in Constitutional Law.

Mr. Chip Tsao


Chip Tsao (born 17 August 1958), also known by his Chinese language pen name To Kit, is a multilingual Hong Kong-based columnist, broadcaster, and writer. His writings are mostly in Chinese. He is well known for his sarcasm and wry sense of humour.

Dr. Simon Shen


Prof. Simon SHEN is the President of Yew Wah Global Institute of Lifestyle and Management, and Founding Chairman of the international relations start-up company GLOs (Glocal Learning Offices) comprising of a series of companies in the field of education, research, creative and intellectual travel. A graduate of the University of Oxford and Yale University, Prof. Simon SHEN is one of the few international relations scholars originating from Hong Kong who has earned both international and local recognition. He has published over 70 academic articles, including in the prestigious China Quarterly, China Review, and Journal of Contemporary China. In the domestic society, he is regarded as one of the most representative scholars in the younger generation due to his active participation in public affairs as a public intellectual and a think tanker. His social media channel, intended to make international relations more accessible, is highly popular among netizens. Currently Prof. SHEN is an adjunct associate professor of the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he served as the Founding Director of its Master of Global Political Economy Programme and Global Studies Programme, and is holding adjunct research positions at Tsinghua University and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, among others. He has served as senior visiting fellow or visiting fellow of National University of Singapore, Brookings Institution, Warwick University, Ryukyu University, among others. Prof. SHEN is also a lead writer (Global) of Hong Kong Economic Journal, International Relations Consultant of Bloomberg Business Magazine and Consultant of New York Times in Education.

Picture 2.png
WhatsApp Image 2020-07-20 at
bottom of page