Bulletin No. 1, 2014

News in Brief  51  Sino-Indian Relations Forum The IARC Academic Conference and SingPeace Forum 2013, ‘China and India: Splash of Civilizations’, was held at Cho Yiu Hall on 28 September 2013. Over 70 scholars and researchers were in attendance. The event was jointly organized by the International Affairs Research Centre (IARC), the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK; and SingPeace Culture Hong Kong Limited (SingPeace). Prof. Qiu Linchuan Jack (3rd right, back row) and Prof. Shen Xu-hui Simon (3rd left, front row), co-directors of the IARC; and Mr. Michael Tong (2nd right, front row), chairman of SingPeace, attended the conference. Mr. Du Ping (5th left, front row), commentator from Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Ltd., gave an inspiring opening speech as one of the initiators. Global Leader Series Economic Forum Organized by the Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office of the Faculty of Business Administration, the Global Leader Series Economic Forum was held on 16 October 2013. Titled ‘The Rise of the Asian Century’, the forum featured four world-renowned economists: Prof. Liu Mingkang (2nd right), Prof. Robert C. Merton (2nd left), Prof. Lawrence J. Lau (1st left), and Prof. Fred Hu (1st right). They presented their views on the challenges and opportunities of Asia’s economic and financial development as China continues to gain prominence. Intellectual Cross- Currents