We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, Professor Wang Gungwu is not able to come to Hong Kong to deliver his talk at our AGM. However, we are pleased to welcome Professor Lee Chack Fan who will give a talk on One Belt and One Road – Historic Review and Future Prospects. He will present a historic outline of the Silk Road on land and sea, including trade, migration of people, cultural exchanges and the spread of religions. Future development of these regions under the Belt and Road initiative will be briefly examined.
Professor Lee Chack Fan is currently the Director of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, HKU; Professor Emeritus, Honorary University Fellow, and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of HKU. He graduated from HKU in 1968 (Civil Engineering with first class honour). He is Hong Kong Fulbright distinguished scholar; GBS; SBS; JP; Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering; Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering; Fellow and past-president, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences; currently engaged in Belt and Road infrastructure projects planning and technical assessments.