Seminar Series Looks at the Contradictions Creating Challenges in Hong Kong

Apr 02, 2018

(中文

Over the years, you may have noticed that economic, political and social contradictions have grown. What is the root of this problem and how can it be solved?

The CUHK BBA Alumni Association co-hosted the Deep Seated Contradictions in Hong Kong Seminar Series in partnership with the Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong at the City University of Hong Kong, the organisation Future@HK, and the Business, Economic and Public Policy Research Centre at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Through this seminar series, distinguished leaders were able to share their insights on the challenges posed by deep seated contradictions and how they relate to Hong Kong’s sustainability.

On 5 March, the guest speaker of the seminar was Mr. Shih Wing Ching, Chairman and CEO of Centaline Group, founder and Chairman of am730 Media Limited and a member of Future@HK. He delivered a talk, titled Poverty in Capitalism and Its Solution: The Butterfly Effect of Primary Distribution. Additionally, CUHK BBA Alumni Association President Mr. Raymond Lo served as a commentator throughout the event. 

Focusing on the problems with capitalism, Mr. Shih explained the modern financial system has caused issues, saying that in capitalist societies, workers can only receive market-driven wages, but not profits, which are the fruits of their labour. The result gives rise to a wealth gap and a dislike of hard work, as it fails to improve an individual’s quality of life. 

The two-hour talk, which included a Q&A session, allowed for an intellectual exchange of ideas with the audience. Mr. Raymond Lo was pleased with the outcome and said he looked forward to more riveting discussions in upcoming seminars. 

 

 
Guest speaker Mr. Shih Wing Ching (centre) shares his views on capitalism and primary distribution 


The lecture theatre is filled with a rapt audience

 


Various people joined Mr. Shih (front row, centre) for dinner, including Prof. Linda Li (left), Professor of Political Science at the Department of Public Policy and Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong, CityU; Prof. Phyllis Mo (right), Professor at the Department of Accountancy, CityU; and (back row, from left) Prof. Lee Shu-kam, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance and Director of Business, Economic and Public Policy Research Centre, Hong Kong Shue Yan University; Mr. Raymond Lo, President of the CUHK BBA Alumni Association; and Ms. Florence Lai, Director of the Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office, CUHK Business School 
 

 

 

研討系列探討深層次矛盾為香港帶來的挑戰
 

近年,大家或已注意到香港在經濟、政治、社會等方面的矛盾與日俱增。到底矛盾根源何在,又可如何解決?

香港中文大學商學院本科生校友會聯同香港城市大學香港持續發展研究中心、未來@香港,以及香港樹仁大學商業、經濟及公共政策研究中心,合辦「直面香港深層次矛盾研討系列」,邀請城中傑出領袖分享真知灼見,探討深層次矛盾帶來的挑戰,以及對香港持續發展的影響。

3月5日舉行的研討會由中原集團主席兼總裁、am730創辦人兼主席及未來@香港成員施永青先生主講,講題是「資本主義的貧困及其救治 —— 論首次分配的蝴蝶效應」,並由中大商學院本科生校友會會長盧偉成先生全程擔任評論員。

施先生聚焦於資本主義的弊端,指出現代金融體系已引發出一些問題。例如,在資本主義社會中,工人只能拿到與市場掛鈎的工資,而不可分享勞動的成果,亦即利潤,結果造成貧富差距和對辛勤工作的厭惡,因為辛勤工作已不能改善個人生活質量。

研討會歷時兩小時,當中包括問答環節,讓講者與台下聽眾有機會充分交流意見。盧偉成會長對活動成果感到滿意,並期待在即將舉行的其他研討會上進行更多有意思的討論。

 

 
主講嘉賓施永青先生暢談他對資本主義和首次分配的看法 


觀眾聚精匯神聆聽嘉賓的精彩演說

 

 
多位人士與施永青先生(前排中間)共晉晚宴,當中包括香港城市大學公共政策學系政治學教授及香港持續發展研究中心總監李芝蘭教授(左)、香港城市大學會計學系教授巫麗蘭教授(右),加上(後排左起)香港樹仁大學經濟及金融學系副教授兼商業、經濟及公共政策研究中心主任李樹甘教授、中大商學院本科生校友會會長盧偉成先生,以及校友及企業事務辦公室行政主任黎麗文女士

 


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