2020 HKCPEC Matthew Lee 1

Professor Matthew Lee has been reappointed as Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC) for a new term from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022. Professor Lee is Vice-President (Development and External Relations) and Chair Professor of Information Systems and E-Commerce at the City University of Hong Kong. He is a qualified Barrister-at-Law in Hong Kong and England & Wales, a Chartered Engineer (UK Engineering Council), and a professional member of the British Computer Society. Professor Lee is a leading researcher in technology-based innovation adoption and diffusion, knowledge management, electronic commerce, online social networks, and technology addiction.



The new membership list of HKCPEC for the term of 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022 is as follows:


  • Professor Matthew Lee (Chairman), The City University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Chan Wai-sum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Syaru Shirley Lin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Emily Nason, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

(Business sector)

  • Dr Buston Chu, Service Cybernetics Consulting Limited
  • Mr Geoffrey Kao, Wah Ming Hong Ltd
  • Mr Kelvin Lau, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ms Edith Law, Laws Fashion Group
  • Mr Billy Wong, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

(Government officials)

  • Mr Francis Ho (Vice-Chairman), Trade and Industry Department
  • Dr Ruby Zhu, Office of the Government Economist

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Pacific Currents

Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions
Juan Navarro, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University

Climate change in SOTR
Christopher Findlay, Tilak Doshi and Eduardo Pedrosa

Digital Technologies, Services and the Fourth Industrial Revolutions
Submitted by Jane Drake-Brockman, Christopher Findlay, Yose Rizal Damuri and Sherry Stephenson 

COVID-19 has Exposed Major Gaps in our Social Safety Nets: In a Post-COVID World Will these Gaps be Closed?
Hugh Stephens
Vice Chair, CANCPEC; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

 Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics
Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC

ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC