Global News Chat
We are living in a globalised world with news circulating across the Internet in no time. Just with a click on your smartphone, you can catch a glimpse of the latest news happening thousands of miles away. To facilitate some in-depth understanding and discussion on significant international and regional news, Global News Chat invites students from various backgrounds to share their personal views and insights on the issues that they care about.

If you want to share and hear the latest development of the topics below and how are they related to you, please do not miss this chance, register and join us on Global News Chat!

▍Session #1: Cryptocurrencies and their Future

Cryptocurrencies started in the wake of the financial crisis by the pseudo-anonymous Satoshi Nakato ostensibility to create a monetary system independent of any central bank or other centralized control. 12 years after bitcoin's Genesis block, much has changed. The last several years have seen cryptocurrencies start to enter the mainstream and attracting a large amount of money.
With all this attention, how has cryptocurrency actually progressed in its initial phase? Will USD be replaced on the global stage?

Date: 15/9 (Wed)
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Student Host: Averell Charlton Diosch (BSc Year 2)
Averell is an HKU student studying Mathematics from Wisconsin in the United States of America and New Zealand. He has always been interested in how new technologies, methodologies, and structures disrupt old orders and how those frameworks incorporate them.

▍Session #2: Sustainability of Energy Projects along Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), announced in 2013, is an extended revival of the historical Silk Road running along more than 70 countries and covering large energy and resource-rich region. At the same time, a majority of BRI projects are in developing countries where some of the world’s most pressing ecological and environmental challenges exist. In the second Belt and Road Forum 2019, President Xi vowed to pursue an ‘Open, Green, and Clean BRI’ through a high level of transparency and cooperating standards.
In this session, Huyen will examine the current state of sustainability among BRI infrastructure projects. Huyen will also highlight opportunities and obstacles in the ‘Greening BRI’ path and a post-COVID outlook for the initiative.

Date: 21/9 (Tue)
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Student Host: Vo Khanh Huyen (BBA Year 4)
Final year BBA undergraduate interested in how countries and corporations have transformed to achieve sustainability mission.

Venue: GE Gatherland 240 or Conducted via Online Platform
Language: English


Session #1: Cryptocurrencies and their Future
► HKU Students Only (F2F):
► HKU Students Only (Online):

Session #2: Sustainability o Energy Projects along Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

► HKU Students Only (F2F): 
► HKU Students Only (Online): 

Date Time Venue
15 Sep 2021 16:30 - 18:00 GE Gatherland 240 or Conducted via Online Platform
21 Sep 2021 16:30 - 18:00 GE Gatherland 240 or Conducted via Online Platform