The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was one of the first local universities to develop academic exchange with the mainland. Since the 1980s, CUHK has been maintaining close links with mainland institutions, with exchanges becoming especially active after 1997. The profuse input from Mainland China into tertiary education with open-door attitude towards collaboration with Hong Kong provides many collaboration possibilities with mainland counterparts. The Office of Academic Links (China) is dedicated to facilitating exchange and research collaboration between CUHK and universities on the mainland and across the Taiwan Straits. The Office is also devoted to serving internal academic and administrative units in developing academic exchange and collaborative projects that are geared towards the University’s strategic vision of being “acknowledged as a first-class comprehensive research university in Hong Kong, China and in the world”.