Belt and Road Initiative@CUHK

Alliance/ Collaborative Network

  • University Alliance of The Silk Road (UASR)

The University joined the Alliance as one of the member universities in April 2016. The UASR was established in 2015 to promote the spirit of the Silk Road, building a cooperative education platform to further regional development.  The Alliance has now more than 120 member universities from 22 countries and regions.

It aims to promote collaboration with regards to inter-university exchange, talent nurturing, research collaboration, cultural exchange, policy study and social services among member universities along the Silk Road Economic Belt from Asia to Middle East, Europe and East Africa. “To establish cooperative education platforms and further regional development” is the spirit of the Alliance. The Chinese University joined the Alliance in 2016.  Please click here for details

CUHK joins the alliance in April 2016. Please click here for details


  • Global China Research Programme: Convened by the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, the programme aims to consolidate and expand on current foundations in China studies, with the B&R Initiative being one of the focuses. Please click here for details.

Recent events

  • The 2nd Conference of Digital Belt and Road (DBAR 2017) and The 3rd International Conference on Remote Sensing Applications in Tropical and Subtropical Areas (RSATSA 2017) will be held on 6-8 December 2017. Please click here for details.
  • “Maritime Silk Road Suite” (27 March – 30 April 2017): Jointly organized by The T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre at the Institute of Chinese Studies and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of CUHK, the “Maritime Silk Road Suite” took place on campus. A series of academic activities were held to explore the linguistic properties of Chinese spoken in countries and areas along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Please click here for details.
  • ‘Voices of the Maritime Silk Road’: Glimpses of Singapore Chinese Culture ( 5 April 2017): Presented by  Prof. Lian-Hee Wee, who teaches at the Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University. He talked about the attitude of Singapore’s Chinese community towards Chinese and Western cultures, and how the Belt and Road has influenced the culture of the Chinese groups there, with his personal experience shared. Please click here  for details.
  • ‘Voices of the Maritime Silk Road’: A Dialogue between Two Non-native Speakers (3 April 2017): Chaired by Prof. Tang Sze Wing from Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK and joined by Ven. Jessadah and Ms. Kanyapach Chaidach, speakers from Thailand. They shared on the learning of Chinese as non-native speakers. Please click here  for details.
  • ‘Voices of the Maritime Silk Road’: Movies, Education, and Cultures in Southeast Asia (27 March 2017): Presented by Prof. Grace Mak from Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK. Prof. Mak  introduced the participants to the film cultures in Singapore and Malaysia, as well as the relationship between Hong Kong films and the films from the Nanyang (South Seas) region. Please click here  for details.
  • The Academia International Conference on ‘Economic and Financial Cooperation’: Hong Kong and the World under the Belt and Road Initiative (15 to 16 December 2016): Jointly organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of CUHK and the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR, the conference explored the opportunities and challenges arising from the Belt and Road Initiative. Please click here for details.
  • Distinguished Lecture (11 January 2016): Professor Liu Mingkang shared on “Chinese Economic Challenges and Opportunities – How to Include the One Belt, One Road Strategy”. Please click here for details.
  • Li Dak Sum Shanghai-Hong Kong Development Lecture (4 December 2015) : Professor Chan Ka Keung shared on “One-Belt One-Road: Opportunities for Hong Kong”. Please click here for details.

Student Activities

Office of Academic Links (China) endeavours to provide a wide range of experiential learning activities to CUHK students, while actively encouraging them to equip themselves during term breaks and holidays.  We, together with a number of units in the University, have been jointly organizing student interflow programmes with various mainland universities located on the Silk Road to let students gain a better understanding the National “Road and Belt” Policy (also known as “One Belt, One Road”), and experience the wonders of local historical and cultural heritage.

Programme Names Mainland Host Institutions CUHK Coordination Units
Xi’an Cultural Summer Camp for Cross-Strait Chinese Students Xi’an Jiaotong University Office of Academic Links (China)
The Silk Road: Past and Present Xi’an Jiaotong University Office of Academic Links (China)
Xinjiang Cultural and Experiential Learning Programme Xinjiang Medical University Lee Woo Sing College
The 11th “Moonlet” Summer Programme: When China Meets Russia

(Russia is one of the “Belt and Road” countries)

Harbin Institute of Technology Office of Academic Links (China), Wu Yee Sun College
Jincheng Lecture: 2016 Lanzhou University Summer School