HKU weekly notice
06 Jan 2017
HKU Faculty of Law to present results and observations from “Questionnaire Survey on Ascertaining the need for Special Needs Trusts in Hong Kong”
According to government statistics, between 71,000 and 101,000 people in Hong Kong have intellectual disability. As existing mechanisms for the financial planning for these individuals are limited, many parents are concerned that after their passing, the care for their children with intellectual disability would be upset. Following the 2016 Policy Address of the Hong Kong Government, the Labour and Welfare Bureau is exploring the feasibility of setting up a trust to provide affordable financial services to these individuals. A Special Needs Trust (SNT) can reduce the cost of administration by pooling funds contributed by parents. Between March and May 2016, the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong and the Concern Group of Guardianship System and Financial Affairs jointly carried out a questionnaire survey of parent opinions on setting up an SNT in Hong Kong. The survey received an overwhelming response of over 2,500 valid returns.
Professor Lusina Ho and Associate Professor Ms Rebecca Lee of the Faculty of Law will in the press conference present the key findings and observations of the survey. Details are as follows:
Date: January 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, the University of Hong Kong (Exit C1, HKU MTR station)
Organisers: Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong & The Concern Group of Guardianship System and Financial Affairs
Moderator: Ms Anna Lee
The report can be downloaded (after 12:30pm on January 10) at: http://snt.support/.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms Scarlette Cheung, Faculty of Law, HKU (Tel: 39172919; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org); or Ms Melanie Wan, Communications and Public Affairs Office, HKU (tel: 2859 2600; Email: email@example.com).
1. Rising Above: The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection on display for the first time outside of the United States
Period: Now till February 26, 2017 (Sunday)
The exhibition includes over 120 items that range from paintings and sculptures to rare first editions and manuscripts, letters and official records that testify to the courage and hope of African Americans rising above the challenges they faced – and still face – to make their voices heard. The Kinsey Collection has been seen by over six million people in 24 cities around the United States. It is the first privately owned collection to have been displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and is now on long-term display at Epcot, a theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, that attracts millions of visitors every year.
Venue: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
2. Nostalgia for Ancient Times: Contemporary Chinese Art to showcase contemporary techniques and styles in Chinese ink
Period: Now till January 8, 2017 (Sunday)
This innovative exhibition of contemporary Chinese ink paintings presents recent works by six young, established artists: Cheng Bao-zhong, Hao Liang, Kang Chun-hui, Liu Qi, Peng Jian and Qin Ai. When viewed as a group, the exhibiting artists refer to a shared nostalgia that each expresses through ink on paper. Whether it is Cheng Bao-zhong’s finely rendered landscapes, Hao Liang’s depiction of a scholar or Peng Jian’s boldly coloured scholars’ books, the theme suggests a melancholic return to the past. Kang Chun-hui’s bird painting and Liu Qi’s “bamboo” further underline the contemplation of traditional painterly topics. In so doing, the painters appear to long for ancient times, as they depict some of the best-known and most celebrated motifs of bygone eras.
Venue: 2/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, The University Museum and Art Gallery, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
3. Pictures of the Past: Hungarian Photographer Dezső Bozóky in Hong Kong -- captured Hong Kong’s past through a foreign lens
Period: Now till January 8, 2017 (Sunday)
Poised to learn more about Asia and to experience China firsthand, naval doctor Bozóky (1871–1957) travelled to the East during the first decade of the twentieth century, recorded his journey in a diary and photographed and self-developed hundreds of images that today present rare visual resources of the former colonial city and its busy and world-famous Victoria Harbour. Bozóky’s beautiful black-and-white and hand-coloured pictures present historic documents that allow us to re-trace their master’s steps and offer insights into the bustling merchant town, culturally mixed society and lush natural landscape that he encountered.
Venue: 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, The University Museum and Art Gallery, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
09:30 – 18:00 (Monday to Saturday)
13:00 – 18:00 (Sunday)
Closed on University and Public Holidays
UMAG Communication Officer Miss Elena Cheung, Tel: (852) 2241 5512, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.