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/ 094. Consultation Forum with the University management 10 February 2017

Consultation Forum with the University management

The Union will host” Consultation forum with the university management” on this Friday.

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/ 093. Declaration of HKUSU in response to the resignation of Professor Peter Mathieson as President and Vice-Chancellor 6 February 2017

Declaration of HKUSU in response to the resignation of Professor Peter Mathieson as President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Peter Mathieson announced his resignation through email to all members of the University two days ago, stating that he will end his term of office early in January 2018 and take up the position of Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. Regarding his decision to resign, Professor Mathieson never discussed or reported such matter during any HKU Council meetings. He also failed to complete his term of office till March 2019. The Union regrets and is shocked by his act of irresponsibility.

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/ 092. Holding the Review Panel Accountable for the Delayed Report 13 January 2017

Holding the Review Panel Accountable for the Delayed Report

With the continuous effort made by university members in striving for a reform in university governance, the Council agreed to establish the Review Panel on University Governance in the beginning of 2016. Professor Sir Malcolm Grant; Professor William C. Kirby, T.M Chang, and Mr. Peter Van Tu Nguyen were appointed as members of the Review Panel in April. It is expected that the report would be completed by end of the year of 2016. In June, the Review Panel visited the university and met with different stakeholders. They reconfirmed that the report shall be submitted to Council by October.

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/ 091. Dialogue with Chris Patten-From 1997 to 2047: Looking into the Future of Hong Kong and University Governance 28 November 2016

Dialogue with Chris Patten-From 1997 to 2047: Looking into the Future of Hong Kong and University Governance

Project Citizens Foundation and The Hong Kong University Students’ Union jointly present you a historic event — ‘Dialogue with Chris Patten — From 1997 to 2047: Looking into the Future of Hong Kong and University Governance’. Students from the participating students’ unions are now cordially invited.

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/ 089. High Table Dinner 22 November 2016

High Table Dinner

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU) is holding the second High Table Dinner of this session.

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/ 088. Union Superpass 21 November 2016

Union Superpass

Next week, students can obtain a series of welfare products including fresh popcorn, stationery, snacks, coffee, and health drinks at the Union Superpass booth at Union Foyer. When you pass by, be sure to participate in our lucky draw to win prizes including a iPad Mini 4, Beats Solo 2 headphones, Insta360 Nano Lens and Ocean Park tickets! Also, students can write Fai Chun as blessings for friends. Welfare products are on a first-come-first-served basis.

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/ 086. Union Diary Distribution 4 November 2016

Union Diary Distribution

We will be distributing academic year diaries (Union Diaries) free of charge in the coming two weeks, and all members are eligible to get one. Please bring along your student card for verification.

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/ 085. Introduction Sessions for Annual Election 2017 4 November 2016

Introduction Sessions for Annual Election 2017

The Students' Union is going to organise two Introduction Sessions for Annual Election 2017, which will cover the duties of the Executive Committee and the Popularly Elected Union Councillor, as well as some important arrangements and dates of the Election.

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/ 084. Sai Wan Historical and Cultural Tour 8 October 2016

Sai Wan Historical and Cultural Tour

Sai Wan is the district below HKU where you can discover abundant historical sites, markets, old streets and buildings, which are manifestation of ordinary life of Hong Kong people. In this tour you will surely get to know what Sai Wan really is and broaden your cultural horizons by exploring the fascinating food, history and ordinary livelihood of Hong Kong.

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/ 083. HKUSU Mega Sale 2016 3 October 2016

HKUSU Mega Sale 2016

The Mega Sale 2016 organised by HKUSU is coming! In addition to bank services and magazine subscription services, you can also purchase different products including food, drinks, travelling, contact lenses, computer accessories and watches at discount prices.

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/ 082. Book Sharing-' Decoding Rule of Law ' 30 September 2016

Book Sharing-' Decoding Rule of Law '

Rule of law has been claimed as the cornerstone of modern civilization in the past few hundred years, contributing to the prosperity and freedom in Hong Kong society and the world. However, only a few of Hongkongneses really understand the concept of the “rule of law”, while many of us even believe that rule of law could be achieved without effort.

Barrister David Tang, the author of the book ' Decoding Rule of Law ' (真假法治) will share with us on the development of the rule of law in Hong Kong.

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/ 081. Consultation Forum 21 September 2016

Consultation Forum

The Students' Union is organising two consultation forums to collect opinions and comments on the work of the executive committee in the first half of the term of office. Consultation forum provides great channel for Students' Union and students to have direct conversation. Hence, students are encouraged to come in order that the communication between students and Students' Union could be enhanced.

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/ 080. Declaration of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union in response to threats against Chu Hoi-dick, New Territories West elected Legislative Councilor 10 September 2016

Declaration of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union in response to threats against Chu Hoi-dick, New Territories West elected Legislative Councilor

Some people claim, ‘Je suis Chu Hoi-dick’. Yet, instead of changing that name on this slogan every time, it is better for us to realize: we are never Chu Hoi-dick. Neither did we stand up and go against the villains, nor we shoulder the threat and pressure that he has been suffering. Still, as Hongkongers believing in justice with conscience, we have our own roles in fighting against the regime. As Aung San Suu Kyi once said, ‘if they want change, they’ve got to go about it themselves - they can’t depend on a particular person to do all the work.’ While the reality is crystal clear, we should never belittle ourselves. Not all of us may be able to stand at the forefront and fight, but at least we try our very best in our own roles and professions, pushing forward a change.

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/ 079. Pok Fu Lam Village Cultural Landscape Docent Tour 10 September 2016

Pok Fu Lam Village Cultural Landscape Docent Tour

Non-local undergraduate students will be given priority in the admission.

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/ 078. HKUSU Orientation Camp 2016 25 July 2016

HKUSU Orientation Camp 2016

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU) is organising an orientation camp on 9-10 August for freshmen. During the two-day-one-night camp which will mainly be held on campus, freshmen will familiarise with the University and HKUSU, and also build connections with other students from different faculties through a variety of activities. Participants will be arranged to stay overnight at one of the residential halls.

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/ 077. Declaration of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union in response to the unreasonable selection of candidates for Legislative Council Election by the Electoral Affairs Commission 3 August 2016

Declaration of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union in response to the unreasonable selection of candidates for Legislative Council Election by the Electoral Affairs Commission

As the Pariah Manifesto by Professor Rwei-ren Wu claims, ‘ we arm ourselves for freedom, or for death with dignity.’ We may not have the power to destroy the regime at this moment. But the weak never have an easy way to liberation, and are destined to take on a rugged way. All we can do is to make ourselves even stronger and go forward in this twisting and difficult world. Our way ahead may be tough and strenuous, some of our compatriots may fall, we may have to wage wave and wave of struggles. But we must bravely fight against until the fall of the tyranny. Hong Kong shall then be freed.

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/ 076. HKUSU Response to the Suppression over the Young Generation 24 July 2016

HKUSU Response to the Suppression over the Young Generation

To those who are fighting for the same pursuit, we can never, never give up. As Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote, ‘that a dream can die, will be a thrust between my ribs forever of hot pain’. We can be destructed but not defeated, and it will be forever a hot pain if we lose our dream. If we do not persist to rebel after we rose during the Umbrella Revolution, we rose for nothing, and we have to finish what has been started. In Hong Kong, if we want to live with dignity, we must be strong in will to strive and persist albeit being burned and broken down. History will remember our people as those who, amid misery, are brave enough to create the future.

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/ 075. Declaration of HKUSU on the woe of July 1st 1 July 2016

Declaration of HKUSU on the woe of July 1st

The first 1st July Protest in 2003 demonstrated the awakening and unyieldingness of Hong Kong people, once giving the false hope that Hong Kong can find a way through the political predicament.

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/ 074. Invitation of Open Tenders for the Lease of Union Shop 1 July 2016

Invitation of Open Tenders for the Lease of Union Shop

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is now inviting open tenders for the lease of shop 1A and 1B located at G/F of Union Building.

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/ 072. HKUSU Briefing Session for the Open Discussion Forum by the Review Panel on University Governance and the “Safeguard Institutional Autonomy Campaign” Discussion 17 June 2016

HKUSU Briefing Session for the Open Discussion Forum by the Review Panel on University Governance and the “Safeguard Institutional Autonomy Campaign” Discussion

While the current university governance and the UGC Newby Report will be briefly introduced, the Union also hope to consult students on the directions in reforming university governance and details of the “Safeguard Institutional Autonomy Campaign”. It is our wish to gain students’ opinions and support in order to facilitate students 'engagement in reforming the university governance and safeguarding our institutional autonomy.

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/ 071. Declaration of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union on the Tian’anmen Massacre 4 June 2016

Declaration of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union on the Tian’anmen Massacre

Only a few years may have gone by, but the localist ideology which was once a farce in most people’s mind has already entered the major political agenda. Indeed no one can be sure that such localist ideology can usher Hongkongers into salvation. But at this fork of our age, one way is towards the deep blue sea, and the other is towards the bloody red hell. For this we make a clear decision: we may navigate to the uncharted, but we never mix with the evils. In the meantime, we must shout at the dictators that they must pay the cost if they wish for our compliance. Hong Kong, we must protect it with our lives.

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/ 070. HKUSU June Fourth 27th Anniversary Forum 4 June 2016

HKUSU June Fourth 27th Anniversary Forum

Twenty-seven years swiftly passed by. The Hong Kong University Student’s Union shall host the June Fourth 27th Anniversary Forum to show our utmost respect to protesters who sacrifice for democratic movement , and to grab this opportunity to gather Hongkongers and discuss our future together.

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/ 069. Union Superpass 25 April 2016

Union Superpass

Next week, students can obtain a series of welfare products including fresh popcorn, stationary, snacks, coffee, health drinks and skin care products at the Union Superpass booth at Union Foyer.

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/ 068. High Table Dinner 18 April 2016

High Table Dinner

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU) is holding the first High Table Dinner of this session.

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/ 067. Inauguration Ceremony 2016 8 April 2016

Inauguration Ceremony 2016

With the tremendous support from our members and societies, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU) has just gone through another successful year. The Inauguration Ceremony 2016 is an official ceremony which marks a bright new beginning of the 103rd year of HKUSU. We cordially invite you to the Inauguration Ceremony 2016 to witness this precious moment.

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/ 065. Declaration of HKUSU in response to the meeting of the Council of the University of Hong Kong on 23rd February 2016 24 February 2016

Declaration of HKUSU in response to the meeting of the Council of the University of Hong Kong on 23rd February 2016

Ever since the siege of the Council meeting in January, Council members have been paying no regards to students’ demands, continuously delaying the establishment of the ‘Review Committee on the Hong Kong University Ordinance’. Today, the Council further employed the university financial resources and moved the meeting out of the campus for the very first time, wiping out students’ opportunity in voicing our opinions.

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/ 064. University Affairs Commitee & Current Affairs Committee Member Recruitment Tea Gathering 19 February 2016

University Affairs Commitee & Current Affairs Committee Member Recruitment Tea Gathering

We are now recruiting committee members for University Affairs Committee and Current Affairs Committee under the Union Council.

University Affairs Committee (UAC) mainly assists in coordinating student representatives of University committees and deals with issues related to university affairs, for instance, university governance, academic development, hall development and student welfare etc. UAC also issues statements and takes actions to respond to university affairs.

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/ 063. Declaration on the 26th January HKU Council Meeting 29 January 2015

Declaration on the 26th January HKU Council Meeting

The Council of the University of Hong Kong issued a statement on 26th January, stating that the Council unanimously ‘agreed’ to form a review panel to look into the University governance and its efficacy. But in fact, it was a folly of rhetoric and language. The Council only ‘agreed’ the establishment and had to wait ‘until’ the report of the University Grant Committee (UGC) is issued. It was never an ‘immediate’ establishment. The Council thus deliberately avoided mentioning any details of the the panel, including its date of establishment, terms of reference and list of members, in attempt to fudge students with the ‘agreement to establish a panel’. Given the various precedence of the Council, the recent absurdity of delay ‘until the post of provost is filled’, students worried the unreasonable delay of the review of the Council composition and thus sought for dialogue with action. Such was clearly understandable and reasonable with nothing to be blamed.

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/ 062. Declaration on the appointment of Arthur Li as Chairperson of the HKU Council 31 December 2015

Declaration on the appointment of Arthur Li as Chairperson of the HKU Council

On New Years Eve of 2015, the wolfish CY Leung appointed Arthur Li Kwok Cheung, the public enemy of the education sector, to be the Chairperson of the HKU Council through the government gazette. The rumour of CY Leung manipulating HKU eventually comes into reality.

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/ 061. Declaration on the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 9 December 2015

Declaration on the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 is once again put forth to the Legislative Council three years after the last attempt of the government with its debate resumed for its second reading today. It is yet undeniable that the Bill arbitrarily tramples our freedom of speech and creation while its details are ambiguous with much grey area which make any violation easily incurred. We hereby resolutely oppose the original Bill proposed by the government.

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/ 060. Union Journal: Now Accepting Submissions 4 December 2015

Union Journal: Now Accepting Submissions

HKUSU will be publishing the Union Journal in February next year to record events of the union session, reflect students’ voices, and examine current cultures within the HKU community. We are now accepting submissions from students. Details are as follows:

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/ 059. Reimagining Hong Kong’s Future 2 22 November 2015

Reimagining Hong Kong’s Future 2

Last month, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union organised the Reimagining Hong Kong’s Future Series in hope of stimulating discussion on Hong Kong’s future through forums in different aspects. In view of the enthusiastic response from students, we are now organising Reimagining Hong Kong’s Future Series 2, which comprises three forums. Details are as follows:

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/ 058. Superpass Week 19 November 2015

Superpass Week

The Superpass Festival organised by the Students’ Union will be held in the coming week. Members can get a free welfare pack loaded with snacks, drinks, coffee, and cash coupons simply by showing your student ID card. When you pass by, be sure to also grab a cup of fresh popcorn, and participate in our lucky draw to win prizes including a DJI drone, Beats Solo headphones, KK Box annual memberships, and Ocean Park tickets! Please note, however, that welfare packs are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Details are as follows:

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/ 057. High Table Dinner 14 November 2015

High Table Dinner

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is holding the 2nd High Table Dinner of this session. Details are as follows:

  • Date: 27 November 2015 (Friday)
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. (Reception starts at 6:15 p.m.)
  • Venue: Loke Yew Hall
  • Fee: $260
  • Dress Code: Formal (Green gowns will be provided)
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/ 056. LGBT Equality Film Festival 11 November 2015

LGBT Equality Film Festival

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union and the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival are co-organising the LGBT Equality Film Festival. We will be showing films about homosexuality and AIDS, after which special guests will share with us their views on sexual minorities and LGBT equality from a cinamatic perspective.

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/ 055. ‘Religion & Homosexuality’ Forum 7 November 2015

‘Religion & Homosexuality’ Forum

In Hong Kong, people of different sexual orientations have long been treated unequally, and steps to improve the situation have been painfully slow. When it comes to LGBT rights, opinions in society differ widely, and even people of the same religion may have different viewpoints. In view of this, HKUSU is now organising a forum to examine homosexuality from a religious perspective.

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/ 054. Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 7 November 2015

Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

In 2014, Hongkongers took to the streets calling for genuine universal suffrage; at the same time, people in different parts of the world fought for human rights and justice. However different our goals are, justice remains a universal value pursued by all mankind—the white and the black, the rich and the poor. Let us examine global human rights issues through the lens of filmmakers, and seek the truth from the past.

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/ 053. Declaration on the Result of the General Polling 2 November 2015

Declaration on the Result of the General Polling

The HKUSU General Polling has come to an end. The two motions were overwhelmingly carried as more than five thousand students voted to show their stance, clearly substantiating the public’s opinions. C. Y. Leung must take heed of this result and respond to students’ demands accordingly.

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/ 052. Night Concert 29 October 2015

Night Concert

The Night Concert organised by the Students’ Union will be held on 12 November 2015. Performers include Brighten Music (a band formed by HKU students to celebrate the university’s centenary), local student bands Dizzy Cream and Neonates, independent singer-songwriter Serrini, and—last but not least—the wildly popular Cantopop band Supper Moment! Come support local music, and have a great night with us!

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/ 051. Reimagining Hong Kong’s Future Series 5 October 2015

Reimagining Hong Kong’s Future Series

‘The future depends on what you do today.’
—Mahatma Gandhi

Vigorous debate about the future of Hong Kong has taken place in society in recent months. Under the suppression from China, it is imperative to figure out the path Hong Kong shall take. The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is going to organise the ‘Reimagining Hong Kong’s Future Series’ in hope of stimulating discussion on Hong Kong’s future through forums in different aspects. Details are as follows:

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/ 050. The 1967 Riots: A Forgotten History 4 October 2015

The 1967 Riots: A Forgotten History

The 1967 riots originated from the employment dispute in an artificial flower factory in Hong Kong. With the intervention from leftist trade unions and suppression from the British colonial government, it became a riot with numerous improvised explosive devices (IMD) used amid street gunfights, resulting in the casualty of more than fifty people. After the pandemonium, the colonial government reviewed and led reformation in society, prospering Hong Kong to become one of the ‘Four Asian Tigers’. The Police Department yet deleted part of the description on the Riot on its website a few days ago as an undoubted attempt to belittle the Riot. While the authority is trying to cover up the reality of the Riot, let us review this important part of history.

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/ 049. University Affairs Direction Meeting 3 October 2015

University Affairs Direction Meeting

HKUSU is going to organise the third direction meeting in order to discuss the current university affairs with students. All undergraduate students are welcome to express their opinions. Details are as follows:

  • Date: 5 October 2015 (Monday)
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Union Foyer, G/F, Union Building, The University of Hong Kong

/ 048. Declaration in Response to the Rejection of the Appointment of the VP&PVC(ASR) 30 September 2015

Declaration in Response to the Rejection of the Appointment of the VP&PVC(ASR)

Yesterday, the Council disregarded our long-established convention and rejected the recommendation from the search committee on the candidate of the post of Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources). Our few yet just and fair university members indeed attempted to put an end to the absurdity. But it was still futile in evening out the external members, subordinates of the injustice. Autonomy in this institution shall then no longer be seen. In view of such injustice and unfairness, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union strongly denounces these traitors in the Council. We shall also seek legal advice and apply for judicial review in order to restore justice to this institution.

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/ 047. Union Diary Distribution 27 September 2015

Union Diary Distribution

We will be distributing academic year diaries (Union Diaries) free of charge in the coming two weeks, and all members are eligible to get one. Please bring along your student card for verification. Freshmen can also get a free tote bag! The distribution schedule is as follows:

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/ 046. Story of Our City: Historical Buildings and Our Sense of Identity 26 September 2015

Story of Our City: Historical Buildings and Our Sense of Identity

Not only does our local history construct Hong Kong’s unique landscape and structures, it also helps mould our sense of identity as Hongkongers. The deconstruction of the Queen’s Pier as a result of reclamation and the imminent demolition of Tung Tak Pawn Shop only mark the fading of historical structures and nostalgic shops. At this point of time when historical buildings are becoming fewer and fewer, let’s examine our history and seek our future from dated photos, revisiting the Hong Kong that used to belong to Hongkongers.

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/ 045. Consultation Forums 22 September 2015

Consultation Forums

We are organising two consultation forums to collect opinions on the work of the executive committee in the first half of the Union session so that we can improve our service and implement policies that better address members’ needs.

Details are as follows:

  • Date: 23 & 25 September 2015
  • Time: 12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Venue:
    • 1st Day: Outside Union Office
    • 2nd Day: Sun Yat-sen Place

Please come and voice your opinions!


/ 044. Union Newsletter: September Issue 21 September 2015

Union Newsletter: September Issue

The Union Orientation Camp was held successfully on 11–12 August. This year, the Union Orientation Camp was the only orientation programme held before the Registration Day. It aimed at familiarising freshmen with HKUSU and the HKUSU Council and letting them have a first-hand experience with HKU culture.

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/ 043. Umbrella Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect 19 September 2015

Umbrella Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect

As the political reform proposal was rejected, our attempt in fighting for democracy has only become more and more futile at this one-year mark of the Umbrella Revolution. How has the Hong Kong political landscape changed in the past year? In view of the communist influence on different aspects in the future, how shall we combat them?

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/ 042. Mega Sale 2015 13 September 2015

Mega Sale 2015

The Mega Sale 2015 organised by HKUSU is coming! In addition to bank services and magazine subscription services, you can also purchase different products including food, drinks, glasses, contact lenses, computer accessories, and watches at discount prices. Details are as follows:

  • Date: 14–30 September 2015 (weekdays only)
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Run Run Shaw Podium

/ 041. HKUSU Notebook Ownership Program 2015 9 August 2015

HKUSU Notebook Ownership Program 2015

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is holding the Notebook Ownership Program 2015 for students, staff, and alumni to purchase notebook computers at an education discount. This year, we are glad to have Asus, Dell, and Apple as the suppliers of notebooks for the programme.

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/ 040. Union O Camp 2015 7 August 2015

Union O Camp 2015

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU) is organising an orientation camp on 11–12 August for freshmen. During the two-day-one-night camp which will mainly be held on campus, freshmen will become familiarised with the university and HKUSU, and also build connections with other students from different faculties through a variety of activities. Participants will be arranged to stay overnight at one of the residential halls.

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/ 039. A Letter to All HKU Students 30 July 2015

A Letter to All HKU Students

To all students of the University of Hong Kong:

We indeed failed. We failed to turn the situation round. We failed to restore our university to its rightful place. The absurd pretext of deferring the appointment ‘until the post of provost is filled’ remains. Violence in the structure stays on our campus. Not only are we frustrated with the current situation, we are also in heartfelt grief and distress.

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/ 038. Siege of the Council 19 July 2015

Siege of the Council

Seventy-two hours have passed, but Dr Leong Che-hung, the Council Chairman, still has not promised to confirm the appointment of the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) or to establish a working group to review the composition of the Council. The Hong Kong University Students’ Union hereby appeals to students to gather and surround the Senate Room during the next Council meeting as a protest to call for a prompt reply from the university to our demands.

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/ 037. Joint Declaration 16 July 2015

Joint Declaration

The appointment of the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) has been delayed for a long time and the incident has still not been settled. The final decision of the Council to defer the appointment ‘until the post of the Provost is filled’ after meetings spanning months, undoubtedly has put the academic staff, students and alumni in a total uproar.

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/ 036. Student Demonstration 11 July 2015

Student Demonstration

During the British colonial age, the British government enacted the University Ordinance in restricting the authority of the funded institutions and prohibited true institutional autonomy. As the sovereignty was transferred, not only did the regime not abolish such a colonial bad law, it even further exercised it and suppressed HKU.

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/ 035. Declaration on the further delay in appointment of the VP&PVC 3 July 2015

Declaration on the further delay in appointment of the VP&PVC

Scandal on the appointment of the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor has been in total tumult for half a year and yet remains unsettled even after the Council meeting last Tuesday. First demanding councillors to cast unofficial votes to decide the penalties on concerned persons in the donation incident, the Council further delayed the appointment of Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (VP&PVC) (Academic Staffing and Resources) with the pretext of not having selected the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

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/ 034. July 1 March 1 July 2015

July 1 March

In 2003, Tung Chee-hwa’s unjust regime infuriated five hundred thousand Hongkongers who eventually took their anger to the streets, indirectly resulting in the abeyance of the evil Article 23. Twelve years swiftly passed by in the blink of an eye, and the annual demonstration has already been diminished to a matter of quantity and numbers.

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/ 033. Protest of HKUSU against the imprisonment of the innocent Amos Yee 30 June 2015

Protest of HKUSU against the imprisonment of the innocent Amos Yee

Dear Mr Lee Hsien-loong,

Teenager Amos Yee criticised the late lamented Lee Kuan-yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore, for his dictatorship in governance, including judicial annihilation of dissidents and manipulation of freedom of speech, as claimed in his video. As the video was erased, Amos was swiftly arrested, falsely incriminated, and unduly charged with various ill-founded accusations.

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/ 032. Support Amos Yee 28 June 2015

Support Amos Yee

Amos Yee, a Singaporean teenager, was convicted of wounding religious or racial feelings and obscenity a month ago due to his online criticism to Lee Kuan-yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore. In the past few days, he was further remanded in the Institute of Mental Health with his suicidal tendencies, as a judgement of the court. Freedom of speech is always the millstone of a democratic society. Any act of trampling human rights and manipulating freedom of thought must be condemned. HKUSU hereby initiates a petition to demand the Singaporean government to release Amos Yee and stop any sentence due to one’s speech. Details are as follows:

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/ 031. Declaration in response to the Rejection of the ‘Make It Happen’ Political Reform Package 19 June 2015

Declaration in response to the Rejection of the ‘Make It Happen’ Political Reform Package

‘Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.’ The political reform package was finally rejected with an overwhelming majority yesterday at the Legislative Council. The lasting piece and bit of Hong Kong is finally saved. Still, it shall never be regarded as an interim victory, nor shall we applause and chant this song of ‘Today, I...’

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/ 030. Declaration of June Fourth Massacre 4 June 2015

Declaration of June Fourth Massacre

It has already been twenty-six years after the June Fourth Massacre. The Chinese communist regime only further escalates its barbarity and autocracy and pays no regard to the hardship and misery of its people, tolerating the ever-growing collusion between the authority and businessmen.

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/ 029. Repainting of the Swire Bridge 27 May 2015

Repainting of the Swire Bridge

Once the eyewitness of communist bloodshed and massacre at Beijing, HKU students still dare not forget such atrocity and barbarity. Overflowing anger of our predecessors induced them to write the twenty characters of ‘Souls of martyrs shall forever linger despite the brutal massacre / Spark of democracy shall forever glow for demise of evils’ on white cloth, making it a mark in history. We successors repaint the Swire Bridge every year in memory of the June Fourth Massacre. We shall follow the last aspiration of the lost souls; we shall inherit the spirit of student movements. Details are as follows:

  • Date: 4 June 2015 (Thursday)
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Swire Bridge

For enquiries, please contact Lee Hin-sing, Raymond, Current Affairs Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2015, via sucas@hku.hk or at 6229 8109.


/ 028. June Fourth Commemoration 25 May 2015

June Fourth Commemoration

‘He who controls the past controls the future, he who controls the present controls the past.’—George Orwell

Twenty-six years swiftly passed by, we may not have experienced the June Fourth Massacre, but we shall never forget such communist annihilation and atrocity. To mourn the sacrificed students and to reflect on history for our road to democracy ahead, HKUSU is holding the June Fourth Commemoration and Forum. Details are as follows:

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/ 027. Roadside Forum on Political Reform 20 May 2015

Roadside Forum on Political Reform

As the latest political reform proposal has been launched, much repercussion has been heard from our society. The government has been incessantly encouraging people to ‘pocket’ through neighbourhood visits, yet, in an aloof manner. Whether we should pocket or not, the question shall be duly and justly answered in our mind. To foster discussion, HKUSU invites guest speakers to share their views towards the political reform and holds the following roadside forum. Details are as follows:

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/ 026. Recruitment of Helpers for Roadside Booth 11 May 2015

Recruitment of Helpers for Roadside Booth

As the political reform shall soon be put forth for voting in the Legislative Council, the idea to ‘pocket’ has gone rife these days. In view of such situation, we must show the deficiencies of the ‘Make It Happen’ proposal and restate the importance of a genuine universal suffrage. Thus, to allow students participation, HKUSU would like to recruit helpers for roadside booths for promotion.

If you are interested in being a helper, please feel free to fill in our questionnaire at http://goo.gl/J9ZTfY. Our executive committee members shall contact you as soon as possible.

For enquiries, please contact Lee Hin-sing, Raymond, Current Affairs Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2015, via sucas@hku.hk or at 6229 8109.


/ 025. Nepal Earthquake 8 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake

If you would like to donate clothes to help earthquake victims in Nepal, please feel free to bring them to the Union Office by 19 May (Tuesday). The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Association will later collect and deliver them to Nepal.

Opening hours of the Union Office: 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. (Monday to Friday)


/ 024. Memorial Speech for the Cleansing of the Pillar of Shame 29 April 2015

Memorial Speech for the Cleansing of the Pillar of Shame

Twenty-six years ago, students at Beijing paid huge price of blood and lives in hope to make the China government accept the cleansing of the tide of democracy. But even till now, the authoritarian regime remains unmoved, the martyrs’ ideal remains unfulfilled. And we dare not forget this piece of history constituted by the bloodshed of our predecessors. To fight off oblivion with refreshed memories, students and teaching staff of HKU repaint the twenty-word message of ‘Souls of martyrs shall forever linger despite the brutal massacre, Spark of democracy shall forever glow for the demise of evils’ on the Swire Bridge every year, clean and brush the Pillar of Shame erected in front of the Union Building.

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/ 023. Cleansing of the Pillar of Shame 28 April 2015

Cleansing of the Pillar of Shame

Twenty-six years ago, students at Beijing paid huge price in their struggle for democracy. Yet, while tanks may destroy our flesh, they can never destroy our minds. Living in this society twenty-six years later, it is our duty to pass on their determination back then in view of the much fallacy and ridicule. We shall always bear in mind that we are in unity with our city and we are to safeguard our values. Thus, HKUSU shall cleanse the Pillar of Shame in hope to commemorate the martyrdom. The details are as follows:

  • Date: 29 April 2015 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Venue: The Pillar of Shame, Haking Wong Podium

For enquiries, please contact Lee Hin-sing, Raymond, Current Affairs Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2015, via sucas@hku.hk or at 6229 8109.


/ 022. Superpass Week 26 April 2015

Superpass Week

Next week, students can obtain a series of welfare products including fresh pop corn, Fai Chun laptop stickers, stationary, snacks, coffee, and health drinks at the Union Superpass booth at Happy Park or Union Foyer. Also, students can take 4R instant photos for free and write Fai Chun as gifts for friends. Both welfare products and photo-taking services are on a first-come-first-served basis. Details are as follows:

1st Round:

  • Date: 27–28 April 2015
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Happy Park

2nd Round:

  • Date: 29–30 April 2015
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Union Foyer, G/F, Union Building (outside Starbucks)

For enquiries, please contact Vincent Chan, Student Welfare Secretary at 6676 6093 / susws@hku.hk or Hester Choi, Social Secretary at 6625 9528 / suss@hku.hk.


/ 021. Opening of Study Room 26 April 2015

Opening of Study Room

The examination period is approaching and we are pleased to announce that a study room will be open for students.

Opening Hours:

1st Period:

  • Date: 26 April (Sun)–3 May (Sun)
  • Time: 10:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Room UG 205, Union Building (at the end of the 2/F corridor)

2nd Period:

  • Date: 4 May (Mon)–30 May (Sat)
  • Time: 24 hours
  • Location: Room UG 205, Union Building (at the end of the 2/F corridor)

For enquiries, please contact Frances Lai, Administrative Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2015, via suas@hku.hk or at 6221 5066. We wish you all SUPERPASS!


/ 020. Forum on the Third Runway 26 April 2015

Forum on the Third Runway

The Third Runway has been under heated debate ever since the approval of its funding, with no conclusion reached yet. The pros and cons of the plan are still uncertain.

HKUSU has hereby invited various guest speakers to discuss whether the Third Runway should ever be built. The forum includes both debates among speakers and Q&A session from the floor. Details are as follows:

  • Date: 27 April 2015 (Monday)
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Sun Yat-sen Place
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Mr Mo Kwan-tai, Michael, Spokesperson of Airport Development Concern Network
    • Ms Chau Yuet-cheung, Melonie, Senior Environmental Affairs Officer of Friends of the Earth
    • Ms Woo Wan-shan, Patricia, Political Assistant to the Secretary for Transport & Housing
    • Mr Au Nok-hin, Elected Member of Southern District Council, the Democratic Party

For enquiries, please contact Tse Ho-ting, Ronald, External Affairs Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2015, via sueas2@hku.hk or at 6507 7335.


/ 019. Declaration of HKUSU in response to 22 April Political Reform Proposal 23 April 2015

Declaration of HKUSU in response to 22 April Political Reform Proposal

On 22 April 2015, the Hong Kong government announced the ‘Make It Happen’ proposal. As we have all expected, it remains confined to the 31 August Framework. Not only is the nomination threshold raised, unmarked votes are even regarded as invalid. Paying no regard to their repute any more, the sly bureaucrats simply rip off their feigned mask, claiming that the approval of the political reform shall realise Article 45 of the Basic Law in which ‘the ultimate aim is the selection of the Chief Executive by universal.’ In view of such peremptory and barbaric regime which continues neglecting the citizens, we have no choice but only rise to defend ourselves.

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/ 018. Declaration of HKUSU on the ‘One Inter­national, One Mainland’ Plan 21 April 2015

Declaration of HKUSU on the ‘One Inter­national, One Mainland’ Plan

‘If you don’t want to go to the Mainland, don’t come to HKU’ and ‘this was used [in Academic Development Plan] for bidding of quota’, these are the claims made by Professor Ian Holliday, the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) of HKU, during HKUSU High Table Dinner last Friday night, staging much shock and repercussion. The Union is deeply disappointed and dissastisfied for such discourse by our Pro-Vice Chancellor. Even though Professor Holliday has apologized for and withdrawn his fallacy today, the whole plan remains to be unclear and ambiguous. There is a framework but without any further details, inducing much concern from both students and academic staff. Regarding such, there is certainly an urgent need for the University to clearly present the plan to facilitate our understanding.

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/ 017. Book Sharing: ‘Colonial Age of Hong Kong: The Colonial Gover­nance of the Great Britain’ 20 April 2015

Book Sharing: ‘Colonial Age of Hong Kong: The Colonial Gover­nance of the Great Britain’

In this war of oblivion and falsification, whoever controls the history shall manipulate our present and future. Without history, we can never construct our own identity and nationality.

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/ 016. Dialogue with Dr Wu Rwei-ren 15 April 2015

Dialogue with Dr Wu Rwei-ren

‘He who desires to pursue meaning and origins on this island of oblivion must bear the weight of thoughts, memories, and recognition.’—Dr Wu Rwei-ren

At the periphery of China, the Hong Kong nationality has been pursuing our own identity and history. HKUSU has now invited Dr Wu Rwei-ren, the translator of ‘Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism’, to share his thoughts on such issue. A comparison of the rise and change of nationalism among Okinawa, Hong Kong, and Taiwan shall surely inspire our thoughts on the meaning of ‘ourselves’ and ‘the others’.

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/ 015. Union Newsletter: April Issue 10 April 2015

Union Newsletter: April Issue

Just as its name implies, the pro-vice-chancellors aid the vice-chancellor in different matters concerning university administration. For example, Prof. Ian Holliday, the newly appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), is now planning to make global and mainland experience a prerequisite for graduation for all undergraduate students; the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources), which is now vacant, is in control of the employment and deployment of professors and staff. With the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) holding such an influential position, its selection process has attracted much public attention.

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/ 014. Recruitment of OC and Group Leaders of Union O-Camp 7 April 2015

Recruitment of OC and Group Leaders of Union O-Camp

The Union Orientation Camp will be held in August this year. It aims to help freshmen integrate into campus life and cultivate their sense of belonging to the Union. We are now recruiting organising committee members and group leaders, who will take up different duties and work closely with the executive committee. Two tea gatherings will be held to introduce their duties. The details are as follows:

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/ 013. Urban Planning Series: Handcraft Fair 1 April 2015

Urban Planning Series: Handcraft Fair

Handcrafts are part of our local culture, which is now suffering from rapid development and change of consumption patterns in Hong Kong nowadays. In view of this, we have invited more than 10 handcraft brands to sell various confectioneries and handmade products in our Handcraft Fair. It is believed that students can experience and understand more about local culture and the local handcraft industry through participating in the fair.

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/ 012. An open letter to Mr Arthur Li 31 March 2015

An open letter to Mr Arthur Li

Mr Arthur Li,

Ever since the Umbrella Revolution, our demands had never been responded by the HK regime, which even carried out a series of immense political retribution in the name of the occupation.

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/ 011. Half-year Mark after the Umbrella Revolution 28 March 2015

Half-year Mark after the Umbrella Revolution

26 September 2014, the day where it all began: students recaptured the civil square, support came from tens of thousands of people, Hong Kong people were all determined for universal suffrage.

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/ 010. Urban Planning Series 26 March 2015

Urban Planning Series

‘Prosperity is the mere body of Hong Kong; only memory is the genuine soul of the city.’

In view of the rapid development in Northeast New Territories, the demolition of Nga Tsim Wai Tsuen (Nga Tsim Walled Village) and the establishment of the Avenue Walk, we all have to ask ourselves the same question: what has our city gained, and what have we actually lost at the same time?

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/ 009. High Table Dinner 2015 25 March 2015

High Table Dinner 2015

The 1st High Table Dinner of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union will be held on 17 April 2015 (Friday). The details of the ceremony are as follows:

  • Venue: Loke Yew Hall
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. (Reception starts at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Fee: $240
  • Dress Code: Formal (Green gown will be provided.)
  • Guest of Honour: Prof. Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

Prof. Ian Holliday is the newly appointed Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning). During the dinner, Prof. Holliday will share with us his vision on improving teaching and learning at the university. It is believed that the dinner would be enlightening and inspirational to all of our members.

Interested members should apply by filling out the online registration form and submit the fee by cash at the Union Office by 3 April 2015 (Friday). It should be reminded that all seats are confirmed only upon payment. Should there be any enquiries, please contact Hester Choi, Social Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2015, via suss@hku.hk or at 6625 9528.


/ 008. Inauguration Ceremony 2015 23 March 2015

Inauguration Ceremony 2015

The Inauguration Ceremony 2015 of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union will be held on 10 April 2015 (Friday). The details of the ceremony are as follows:

  • Time: 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. (Cocktail reception starts at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU
  • Dress code: Formal (Green gowns will be provided.)

The Inauguration Ceremony will also feature a performance by the Hong Kong University Students’ Union Choir and the Union Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSU.

If you are interested in attending the ceremony, please fill in the online application form . For enquiries, please feel free to email us at union@hku.hk or contact Arika Ho at 9042 3812.


/ 007. Boycott of the 193rd Congregation Ceremony 19 March 2015

Boycott of the 193rd Congregation Ceremony

On 14th February 2015, various sources from Ming Pao alleged that Mr Leung Chun-ying, the Chief Executive of HKSAR, had moved his rights of the Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, and cut short the list of honorary graduands without appropriate reasons. While Leung never openly responded to such accusation, public concern remained unsettled and unresolved. In view of such interference, the virtue of academic freedom in Hong Kong is certainly threatened and put in a shadow of danger.

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/ 006. HK Reader Discount 10 March 2015

HK Reader Discount

HKU students can now enjoy the following discounts at HK Reader just by presenting their student ID card upon purchase!

  • 10% off on Chinese books
  • 5% off on English books
  • (Second-hand books and magazines excluded)

The details of HK Reader are as follows:

  • Address: 7/F, 68 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok (D3/E2 Exit, Mong Kok MTR Station, opposite to Body Shop at Bank Centre)
  • Telephone number: 2395 0031
  • Business hours: 1:00pm–11:00pm

This discount offer will be valid until 14 February 2016.


/ 005. ‘One person, one email’ campaign to the Commis­sioner of Police 4 March 2015

‘One person, one email’ campaign to the Commis­sioner of Police

At the wee hours before dawn on the 15 October 2015, Mr Ken Tsang was subjected to the illegal punishment of seven police officers, who abused their power and made Mr Tsang suffer for more than 4 minutes of punches and kicks. Even though the concerned officers were all suspended from their offices, there was no progress in the investigation of the case, and there were even report about their resumptions to office after the Lunar New Year.

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/ 004. First Direction Meeting 4 March 2015

First Direction Meeting

With the withdrawal of the Union from HKFS, it is sure that students would have much doubt in and would like to know more about our direction and stance on external issues.

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/ 003. An Open Letter to Members of the Council 26 February 2015

An Open Letter to Members of the Council

Dear Members of the Council,

We are sorry to express our deepest discontent towards the unsatisfactory reply made by Dr the Hon. Che-hung Leong after the Council meeting on 24 February 2015 (Tue) on the arrangement of the appointment of the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) (VP&PVC (ASR)).

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/ 002. Introduction Session for Union By-election 2015 25 February 2015

Introduction Session for Union By-election 2015

The Union is going to hold two introduction sessions introducing the duties of the Popularly Elected Union Councillors and the important dates for Union By-election 2015.

  • Date: 13 March 2015 (Friday) and 16 March 2015 (Mon)
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Council Chamber (UG201, 2/F, Union Building)

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Cheng Pok-man, Chairperson, Union Elections Committee, at 6391 8690.


/ 001. Safeguard HKU’s autonomy and fight against interference 22 February 2015

Safeguard HKU’s autonomy and fight against interference

While we all may remember Mr. Chee-hwa Tung’s interference in Dr. Robert T. Y. Chung’s Public Opinion Programme, the situation of abuse of power has been getting even worse with Mr C. Y. Leung.

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