31 October 2020
The ‘President x Chief Editor Forum: Reflections on Capitalism and Corporate Responsibilities amid the Pandemic’ was co-organised by HSUHK and Yazhou Zhoukan (YZZK) on HSUHK’s campus, 31 October 2020, with President Simon S M Ho and Mr Lop-poon Yau, Chief Editor of YZZK, as the key speakers. There were discussions on topics including capitalism, corporate responsibilities and management, and globalisation exploring how society and enterprises could build a new, green capitalist society with better human caring. Over 500 participants attended the forum either on-site or online.
President Ho pointed out, “The pandemic undoubtedly has brought a serious impact to many enterprises, but it is also a good opportunity for us to reflect and explore how social economy should be reformed and evolved after the pandemic.” He advocated for a ‘stakeholder-oriented economy’ and suggested building a stronger economic system together for better risk aversion to cope with future crises. Mr Yau anticipated that innovative technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Technology and 5G would keep driving China’s infrastructure, finance, development in rural areas and medical development in the next decade, while e-money and electronic payments would realise the vision of RMB internationalisation. He also thought that China should set up new social ethics and let enterprises take up more social responsibility.