News Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK

An Expert Interview for South China Morning Post on China & North Korea on 10 October 2018 by Dr. James Downes.

The title: “Yao Ming adds stardust as North Korea and China show unity through basketball”


The summary of commentary by Dr. Downes:

“We can see that sport is being used as an extension of politics – it is an important political tool that is being used here by North Korea and Beijing,” said James Downes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

“The main message here is that Beijing has geographical proximity on its side, which the United States does not. Beijing is showing its strength and ability to negotiate politically with North Korea at its whim, and showing the US its geopolitical strength in the region.”

An Information Session about GPA Exchange Programme 2018 for undergraduate students will be held on 24 October 2018 with below details.

Date: 24 October 2018

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Room 306, T.C. Cheng Building. 

Prof. Smith will talk about the selection eligibility, financial support, useful information about the exchange as well as the progress timeline etc.

Students who are interested in this session, please register via by 19 October 2018.

For the application of this exchange programme, please refer to another post or the mass email sent on 8 August. 

Exchange workshop poster

The application of GPA Exchange Programme for academic year 2019-20 is opened to GPA undergraduate students now. Please click here for the application form.

Students who are interested in and eligible, please submit the application form with the supporting documents to General Office by 12:00 noon 2 November 2018. Please refer to the application form for more information about the programme and application details.


Application form GPA Exchange 2019 20 Page 1

Hong Kong Political Science Association Annual Conference 2018 will be held on November 3, 2018.


You are welcome to participate. Please refer to HKPSA website( for more information.


Please click here for the conference schedule.