The conference will be held in City University of Hong Kong ， China.
City University of Hong Kong (Abbreviation:
香港城市大學) is a public research university located in
New Kowloon, Hong Kong. CityU was originally founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic
of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university later in 1994.
The university now offers more
than 130 Bachelor degree programmes
within six Schools and Colleges, including Business, Liberal Arts and Social
Sciences, Science and Engineering, Creative Media, Energy and Environment, and
Law. Post-graduate studies are offered through the Chow Yei
Ching School of Graduate Studies. Moreover, the School of Continuing and Professional Education
(SCOPE), an extension of CityU, provides quality
continuing education for professional practice. With its mission to become a
leading world-class hub for professional education and academic research, the
19-year-old CityU is fast-growing in recent years
across the region and has become one of the four renowned universities in Hong Kong within a very short period of time.
Hong Kong (香港) is one of the two Special
Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Macau. It is situated
on China's south coast and,
enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South
China Sea, it is known for its expansive skyline
and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of
1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million
people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely
populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's
population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups. Hong Kong's Han Chinese
majority originate mainly from the cities of Guangzhou and
Taishan in the
Hong Kong became a colony of the British
Empire after the First Opium War (1839–42). Originally confined to Hong
Kong Island, the colony's boundaries were extended in stages to the Kowloon
Peninsula in 1860 and then the New
Territories in 1898. It was occupied by Japan during the Pacific War
(1941–45), after which the British resumed control until 1997, when China resumed sovereignty.The
region espoused minimum government intervention under the ethos of positive non-interventionism during
the colonial era. The time period greatly influenced the current culture of Hong Kong, often described as
"East meets West", and the educational system, which used to loosely
follow the system in England until reforms implemented in 2009.
Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong
has a different political system from mainland
China. Hong Kong's independent judiciary functions under the common law
framework. Hong Kong Basic Law, its constitutional
document, which stipulates that Hong Kong
shall have a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign
relations and military defence, governs its political system. Although it has a
burgeoning multi-party system, a small-circle electorate
controls half of its legislature. The head of the
government, Chief Executive of Hong Kong is chosen
by an Election Committee of 400 to 1,200 members,
a situation that will be in effect during the first 20 years of Chinese rule.
As one of the world's leading
international financial centres, Hong Kong has a major
capitalist service economy characterised by low
taxation and free trade, and the currency, Hong
Kong dollar, is the eighth most traded currency in the world.
The lack of space caused demand for denser constructions, which developed the
city to a centre for modern architecture and the world's most
vertical city. Hong Kong has
one of the highest per capita incomes
in the world.
The dense space also led to a
highly developed transportation network with the public
transport travelling rate exceeding 90 percent,
the highest in the world.
has numerous high international
rankings in various aspects. For instance, its economic freedom, financial and economic
of life, corruption perception,
Human Development Index are all ranked
highly. According to estimates from both UN
and WHO, Hong Kong had the longest life expectancy of any
region in the world in 2012.
also has the highest average IQ score in 81 countries around the world.