SCOM Talk Show

SCOM Talk Show ep16: Mr Wong Kam-po

“Do not put down your feet. Step forward and feel it by yourself. Let experience tell you what success and failure are and learn to appreciate yourself and others when pursuing your dream.”

We are honoured to have Mr Wong Kam-po, former member of the Hong Kong Cycling Team, share his personal story and his view on the development of professional athletes in Hong Kong. Dubbed as the “Asian Cycling Legend”, Wong has won the gold medal in the Asian Games’ cycling competition for three times. After retiring from the athletic field, he has experienced ups and downs in different positions in his career and life. To him, having a positive and humble attitude is more important than getting great achievement. Check out Mr Wong’s sharing now!

SCOM Talk Show ep15: Mr Francis Yuen

“Young people should have a dream. Dreambigger. Aim higher. You will get a chance to succeed only if your dream is big enough.”

We are honoured to have Mr Francis Yuen, Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Pacific Century Premium Developments Ltd., share his analysis on Hong Kong’s current situation, China-USA rivalry and his views on the prospect of young people. While he considers that the rivalry between China and the US is all words and no action, Hong Kong should take this opportunity to strengthen its international financial position in the world by re-identifying its own strengths and weaknesses. Dedicating to education, Mr Yuen encourages the young people to think from different perspectives, transform challenges into motivation and keep an eye on the future. Check out Mr Yuen’s sharing now!

SCOM Talk Show ep14: Dr Ko Wing-man

“Whether your stance is ‘yellow’, ‘blue’ or ‘green’, we, as doctors, should treat our patients regardless of their races and political stances. We should not jeopardise the interests of patients.”

We are honoured to have Dr Ko Wing-man, Former Secretary for Food and Health, sharing his career journey and his views on the medical systems in Hong Kong and the Mainland. From an orthopaedist to the head of the Food and Health Bureau, Dr Ko has dedicated to the fight against SARS and the reform of the healthcare system. What were the special experiences in his life? What does he think about Hong Kong’s current medical system, anti-pandemic measures and training of health professionals? Check our Dr Ko’s sharing NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep13: Professor Stephen Cheung

“A university certificate is just an ‘entry ticket’ to society that kick-starts the competition after graduation. Young people of this generation need to keep upgrading themselves through lifelong learning and grasp every single opportunity.”

We are honoured to have Professor Stephen Cheung, President of The Education University of Hong Kong, be the guest of this episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. He shares his views on the challenges that Hong Kong education is facing and the criteria and responsibilities of teachers. He points out that as time goes by, the status of teacher nowadays is no longer as authoritative as in the past, creating greater challenges to them. Compared with academic capability, Professor Cheung thinks that positive attitude, kindness and patience weigh more and are the requisites for being a good teacher. In view of university education going from being meritocratic to universal, he encourages graduates to keep learning and grasp every opportunity to keep abreast of a changing world. Check out his sharing now!

SCOM Talk Show ep12: Lawrence Cheng

“Life is full of ups and downs. What is interesting is that you can find treasure at every low point. The rewards that you gain at rock bottom are no less than that in the prime of your life.”

We are honoured to have Mr Lawrence Cheng, a cross-media veteran, be the guest of this episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series, sharing his memorable stories in the creative experience and in his life. During his entertainment career, he dares to innovate and embrace challenges with holding his belief firmly, “do what others don’t do and blaze a trail in it”. Influenced by his father profoundly during his growth, he understands the value of life, upholds positive attitudes and learn to be a well-behaved person. “Learn to be a man before you put on a play” has become his motto when training young artists. Check out his sharing now!

 

SCOM Talk Show ep11: Julian Law

“Growing up is the process of knowing your true self. You need to keep asking yourself what your aspiration is and whether you are still going for this, for finding the way that suits you.” We are honoured to have Mr Julian Law, a renowned public affairs and public relations consultant, be the guest of the latest episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. He shares his views on the performance of the government’s public relations work and the spread of populist ideas on social media in recent years. He also talks about how he pursued his #dream of being a journalist. Encouraging young people to find a path that they really like, Mr Law thinks that everything can be an #opportunity for making dreams come true. Check out Mr Law’s stories NOW!

 

SCOM Talk Show ep10: Bernard Charnwut CHAN

“When you go through hard times, try not to grumble but accept and face them. Then you will find a way out.”

The School of Communication’s Talk Show series proudly returns! We are honored to have Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan, Convenor of the Executive Council, be the guest of the latest episode. He talks about his views on Hong Kong’s social and economic landscapes as well as its prospect, understanding that issues brought about by the integration between Hong Kong and Mainland China have led to people’s discontent towards the government. He also suggests youngsters to grasp the opportunity and learn more about the Mainland market before deciding on their future paths. In addition, sharing his lifelong fight against a rare disease, Mr Chan encourages the young to face adversities with courage and embark on their own journey. Check out Mr Chan’s sharing NOW!

HSUHK SCOM Talk Show Returns

The SCOM Talk Show by the School of Communication has received overwhelming response since its launch. In the coming episodes, Professor Scarlet Tso, Associate Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs) and Dean of the School of Communication, and Professor Ronald Chiu, Professor (Practice) of the School of Communication, will continue to invite prestigious guests from various sectors to enlighten and encourage young talents who are in pursuit of their goals. Esteemed guests interviewed include Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan, Mr Lawrence Cheng Tan-shui, Mr Julian Law Wing Chung, Mr Vivek Mahbubani, Mr Wong Kam-po and more!

 Stay tuned for the next episode coming up on 24 February 2021.


SCOM Talk Show ep9: President Simon Ho

“As a university president, I have to hold onto core values such as academic freedom, university autonomy, and universal values like liberty, human rights, equality and justice. A university should show support to these values and defend against possible erosion of such values.” We are honoured to have Professor Simon Ho, President of the HSUHK, be the guest of the finale of this season’s The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. Sharing his education philosophy and expectation on our next generation, President Ho recalls his learning experience in the US and the UK and encourages youngsters to open their minds and explore opportunities beyond Hong Kong. He also reminds young people to comply with laws and respect others in pursuit of liberty. Drawing an analogy to the characters of bamboo, he wishes that the young generation will grow and learn with a modest heart and be able to stand firm in face of adversities. Check out President Ho’s sharing NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep8:  Dr Lam Tai Fai

“You should not label oneself as ‘yellow’ or ‘blue’ first and foremost. Putting yourself in others’ shoes, being tolerant and accommodating and upholding positive thinking are crucial to solve a problem.” We are honoured to have Dr Lam Tai-fai, Council Chairman of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chairman of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, as the guest of the latest episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. Dr Lam sheds light on the development of sports, the education system and the obstacles faced by the young people in Hong Kong, He also shares about how to solve problems and communicate with various sectors, thinking that we have to put ourselves in others’ shoes, be tolerant and accommodating, and analyse an issue from different perspectives to find a consensus and solution. Check out Dr Lam’s sharing NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep7: Shih Wing-ching

“I think it is hard for society to accommodate your needs. You need to adapt yourself to changes in the environment.” We are honoured to have Mr Shih Wing-ching, the founder of Centaline Group, be the guest of the latest episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. Mr Shih shares his views on the prospect of Hong Kong young people, as well as the education, property and future development of Hong Kong. He thinks that the society should not overly accommodate the young, rather the young should adapt to the changes in the environment. He also encourages the young to seize every opportunity and embrace changes in pursuit of their dreams, reminding them not to see property ownership as a sole benchmark of life achievement. Check out Mr Shih’s sharing NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep6: Lam Woon Kwong

“You cannot be right all the time. Sometimes we make mistakes or go the wrong way. But you can be good all the time.” We are honoured to have Mr Lam Woon-kwong, the former Convenor of the Executive Council, be the guest of the latest episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. Mr Lam shares his unforgettable experiences during his 40-year work in public service and his way to get along with the young generation. He mentions his story about handling the project of land resumption and squatter clearance in Tsuen Wan when he first joined the Government, and how it came to a consensus after rounds of objections from residents. From this experience he understands the key point to deal with contradictions is that the person in charge shall not take a stand. Talking about the young people, Mr Lam reminds us to be in their shoes and hopes the youngsters would be good-hearted all the time. Check out his story NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep5:  Professor Frederick Ma

“Poverty can be a downward spiral or a driving force to move upward. It depends on how you tackle it. I have had many setbacks in my life but I uphold the principle of ‘never give up’. I must do my best and never surrender.” We are honoured to have Professor Frederick Ma, Chairman of the Council of The Education University of Hong Kong, to be the guest of the latest episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. After having served in various senior positions across business, political and education sectors, he is committed to promoting character education in recent years. What characters does he think the young generation should have to be our future leaders? At the brink of life and death years ago, how did the unexpected illness enlighten him? Check out Professor Ma’s story NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep4: Alison Yu

“When facing the difficulties in our lives, the most important thing is to recognise our weaknesses and figure out how to improve. I always remember a saying, ‘Managing our emotions before dealing with other issues’.” We are honoured to have Ms Alison Yu, Hong Kong Wheelchair Fencer, to be the guest of the latest episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. She shares the experience of getting along with the young generation, and the ups and downs of her athletic career. She also encourages youngsters not to be afraid of failures and learn from them. Check out Ms Alison Yu’s touching story NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep3: Professor Joseph Sung

“Do not say ‘Each generation is worse than the last’. It should be ‘Each generation is DIFFERENT from the last’. We should not apply the same old standard to evaluate the youngsters today.” We are honoured to have Professor Joseph Sung, Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to be the guest of the latest episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series. He encourages youngster to open their mind and grab the opportunities to explore the world. He also calls for the society to give more opportunities and support to the youth.

SCOM Talk Show ep2: Quince Chong

“If you stay positive, with a heart always willing to learn and upgrade yourself, you will not lose. Remember, ‘Learn to appreciate, always be thankful’.” Here comes the 2nd episode of The School of Communication’s Talk Show series! We are honoured to have Ms Quince Chong, Chief Corporate Development Officer of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, share her experiences in corporate crisis management. She appreciates the creativity of the young people in this Internet era and encourages them to grasp the chance, explore the world and create a bright future for the communications industry with new thinking. With positive attitude, they can even lead Hong Kong to open a new era. Let’s check out Ms Chong’s sharing NOW!

SCOM Talk Show ep1:  Professor Gabriel Leung

“The strengths and uniqueness of the young people in Hong Kong are inherent and are something that their peers in China and overseas dream of. How to make good use of these advantages relies on our young ‘#dreammaker’ ”. The School of Communication’s new talk show series is officially launched! We are honoured to have Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong, as the guest of the first episode to share his views on youth’s social mobility. He encouraged the young people to grasp their own advantages and opportunities in the Greater Bay Area to build the future of Hong Kong. Check out the video NOW!

The School of Communication is going to launch a new talk show series “SCOM Talk Show”

The School of Communication is going to launch a new talk show series “恒傳感言”, co-hosted by Professor Scarlet Tso, Associate Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs) and Dean of the School of Communication, and Professor Ronald Chiu, Professor (Practice) of the School of Communication. In each episode, a prestigious guest will share his/her life and work with the aim of fostering learning and inspirations among young talents.