Chinanews.com, Hong Kong, April 29. The Hong Kong SAR Civil Servants College signed an agreement with the School of Government of Peking University on the 29th to jointly offer a master's program in public administration for senior civil servants of the Hong Kong SAR government to enhance their vision and professional knowledge in public administration.

The signing ceremony was held by video.

  Huang Liuquan, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council), Qiu Shuijing, Secretary of the Party Committee of Peking University, and Nie Dequan, Director of the Civil Service Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government attended the ceremony and delivered speeches.

Witnessed by all the guests, the agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Civil Service Bureau, Yang Ho Pei-yin, who is also the Acting Dean of the Civil Service College of the Hong Kong SAR Government, and Professor Yan Jirong, Dean of the School of Government of Peking University.

Huang Liuquan, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, delivered a speech at the signing ceremony in a video format.

Photo courtesy of the Information Services Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

  Nie Dequan said that cooperating with Peking University to offer a master's program in public administration for senior civil servants is a key training program of the Civil Service College.

This program is of strategic importance and is a key training program for the development of future civil servant leadership in the HKSAR.

By continuing to send outstanding senior civil servants to participate in this Master of Public Administration program, it will cultivate future senior civil servant teams for the Hong Kong SAR government, which is conducive to the implementation of "One Country, Two Systems".

  Nie Dequan thanked the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council for its strong support and assistance in this project, and also thanked Peking University for actively organizing courses.

In his speech, he also encouraged those who participated in the first course to equip themselves well through the course. In addition to mastering the theory and professional knowledge of public management and improving the modern technology and methods of public management, it is more important to enhance national awareness and strategic vision, understand Hong Kong's role in The status and role in the national system, understand the overall layout and strategic layout of the country's development, have the comprehensive leadership ability to meet the needs of the public administration of the Hong Kong SAR, and play an active role in their respective jobs to build Hong Kong and contribute to the country.

  The Master of Public Administration program offered by Peking University is specially designed for potential senior civil servants. The content mainly covers four major parts: public management and leadership skills, national and SAR affairs, global affairs and governance, and social investigation and social practice.

Each course lasts for two years, and the first year must be studied full-time at Peking University.

Apart from enhancing the civil servants' horizons and professional knowledge in public administration, the course also allows trainees to travel to different regions in the Mainland to experience the development of various aspects, and provides opportunities to strengthen exchanges with Mainland scholars, officials and professional colleagues.

  According to reports, the first course of the Master of Public Administration will start in September this year.

The SAR Government arranges about 15 senior civil servants nominated by departments to participate each year.

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