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International Symposium on Social Policy and Social Services Challenges in the Greater Bay Area



International Symposium:

Social Policy and Social Services Challenges in the Greater Bay Area


 23 June 2022 
Lingnan University, Hong Kong (Onsite & Zoom)



An International Symposium on Social Policy and Social Services Challenges in the Greater Bay Area will be held on 23 June 2022 in a hybrid and bilingual mode. The symposium is co-organised by the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies and Lingnan University-South China University of Technology Joint Research Centre for Greater Bay Area Social Policy and Governance, and is also supported by the School of Graduate Studies, Institute of Policy Studies, and Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University.


This International Symposium will be joined by a group of respected scholars worldwide to share their latest research and perspectives concerning social policy and social services challenges in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA). The themes will be explored at the Symposium include 1) The GBA Development and Implications for Cities and Urban Governance and 2) Social Services Challenges in the GBA.



Invited Speakers and Guests (In alphabetical order)


  • ARAT Gizem (Lingnan University), Cultivating resilience among Hong Kong’s underprivileged ethnic minority groups in the face of a pandemic: A qualitative study
  • AU-YEUNG Tat Chor (Lingnan University), Delivering employment services by social workers: A micro-institutional analysis of old-aged activation policy in Hong Kong
  • CHIU Tuen Yi (Lingnan University), Marriage Migration between Mainland China and Hong Kong: Challenges and Needs of Single Cross-Border Families
  • CHOW Nelson and SHI Cheng, (The University of Hong Kong), The Future of Senior Hong Kong Residents to Retire in the Greater Bay Area
  • DAI Yonghong (Shenzhen University), The Integration and Innovation of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Scientific Research Management System under the Development of China's Greater Bay Area
  • LAI Yuen Shan (Lingnan University), Border-crossing as a Homemaking Strategy: “Single-not” and “Double-not” Families Living in Subdivided Flats in Hong Kong
  • LIN George and LIU Xingjian (The University of Hong Kong), From A “Front Shop” of Brokerage to Regional Hub of Advanced Services & Innovation: Repositioning Hong Kong in the Greater Bay Area
  • QIAN Jiwei (National University of Singapore), The Challenge of Allocating Resources for an Effective Health System in China
  • TIAN Zhen (Lingnan University), Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: Mapping the Literature by Bibliometric Analysis
  • WANG Lijie (Lingnan University), How Community Aging Services Respond to Migratory Elderly – A Study in the Greater Bay Area
  • XIE Ailei (Guangzhou University), The Greater Bay Area Development Strategy and its Relevance to Higher Education
  • YANG Shen (Lingnan University), Hong Kong and reforms in the Greater Bay Area: a preliminary assessment
  • ZHOU Bowen (Lingnan University), The COVID-19 Pandemic and Intergenerational Relations: The Case of HK Families with Older Parents Ageing in the GBA in Mainland China





  • 林丹瑩(五邑大學),江門市長者居家養老的現狀
  • 岳經綸(中山大學),關於建設粵港澳大灣區社會服務創新試驗區的思考
  • 陳澤群 & 黃湘雲(嶺南大學),江門市老年照顧者的壓力
  • 陳澤群 & 劉麗凝(嶺南大學),從服務提供者看香港居家安老的挑戰
  • 梁健玲(五邑大學),積極老齡化視角下的居家養老服務設計
  • 梁偉光(仁濟醫院),如何讓香港長者在粵港澳大灣區安享晚年
  • 雷杰(中山大學),社會服務合約對社工專業的影響
  • 賴偉良(澳門理工大學),淺析新冠肺炎疫情對澳門長者群體之影響



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Tel: (852) 2616 7894





The symposium is funded by University Grants Committee, Hong Kong


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