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Head of Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Hong Kong
Richard Hu is Head of Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Richard Hu serves as a member of the steering committee to the Master of Global Public Policy a joint degree program with the University of Hong Kong and University of Southern California. Richard Hu was educated at Peking University in China (B.A. in International politics), the Johns Hopkins University SAIS (M.A. in International Relations), and University of Maryland, College Park (Ph.D. in Political Science) in the U.S.A. He was a John M. Olin Fellow at Harvard University and an IGCC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego. He taught five years in the U.S.A. before joining the HKU staff in 1997. He also held visiting positions at the University of Georgia, Brookings Institution, and Uppsala University. His teaching and research interests focus on international political economy, East Asian international relations and regionalism, China's foreign relations, and cross-Strait relations. Currently, he is working on research projects concerning Sino-US relations, China and East Asian regionalism, and cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
Professor of Practice in Finance and Public Policy at The University of Hong Kong
Geng Xiao is Professor of Practice in Finance and Public Policy at School of Business and Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the joint degree program of the Master of Global Public Policy by the University of Hong Kong and the University of Southern California. He is also President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance and holds B.S. in Management Sciences from the University of Science and Technology of China and MA and PhD in Economics from UCLA. Over last 20 years Professor Xiao has played important roles in many academic, policy research, business, and regulatory institutions, holding positions such as Vice President for China at the Fung Global Institute, Director of the Columbia University’s Global Centers for East Asia, founding Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, Head of Research and Advisor to Chairman at Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Vice President of the Chinese Economists Society in the US, Independent and Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank (China), and Consultant for the World Bank and UNDP. Professor Xiao has focused on empirical and policy research on China, covering macroeconomics, exchange rate, finance, restructuring of state-owned enterprises, productivity change, development of cities, and US-China relations. He contributes regularly to a monthly column on China at the Project Syndicate.
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong
John Burns is Dean of Social Sciences and Chair Professor of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong. He obtained undergraduate degrees from St. Olaf College and Oxford University and a Ph.D. in political science specializing in China from Columbia University. His early research focused on political participation rural China during the Cultural Revolution. More recently he has focused on public administration in China, including Hong Kong, specializing in public sector human resource management, civil service reform, party-government relations, and public sector reform. His most recent book is Government Capacity and the Hong Kong Civil Service (Oxford, 2004 and 2010). He is the author and editor of eight books, and his articles have appeared in The China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Pacific Affairs, International Review of Administrative Sciences and Public Administration and Development. He is Associate Editor of Administration and Society and was a member of the Editorial Committee of The China Quarterly until 2011.