|Jun Jie Woo (NUS), Xun Wu (HKUST), Joanne Yoong (USC), Donald Low (HKUST)|
|Friday 11 March 2022 at 10:00 - 11:15 am (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)|
Hong Kong and Singapore share a number of similarities: they are financial and business hubs, they are city-states, and their economies rely on their connectivity with the region and the rest of the world. Despite these apparent similarities, their approaches to Covid-19 have increasingly diverged. While both are currently experiencing very high infections due to the Omicron variant, their governmental responses are polar opposites: Hong Kong still pursues a dynamic zero-Covid strategy, while Singapore has chosen, cautiously, to live with Covid. What explains the differences in approach? Why and how was Singapore able to change its strategy from containment to mitigation? What are the likely impacts and implications for their position as global cities? And what, if any, are the lessons that Hong Kong can draw from Singapore's experience living with Covid?
*This webinar is jointly organised by HKUST Leadership And Public Policy Executive Education Program (LAPP) and Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS). Any further updates about the event will be first posted on the LAPP website.
Dr Jun Jie Woo
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Prof. Xun Wu
Associate Director (Taught Postgraduate Studies), Interdisciplinary Programs Office
Professor, Division of Public Policy & Division of Social Science, HKUST (More >>)
Dr Joanne Yoong
Senior Economist, University of Southern California
Director, Research & Science, USC Centre for Economics & Social Research
Founder and CEO, Research for Impact, Singapore
The webinar will be moderated by Prof Donald Low (HKUST).
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