The Team – Research

LEUNG Kin Pong

Research Associate

Leung Kin Pong is Research Associate of European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong. He holds an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium specializing in EU economic and financial policies and foreign economic relations, especially with China.

His current research topics include EU economic and financial policies, EU-China trade and economic relations, Chinese investment in Europe and international financial architecture. He regularly publishes articles on EU Business News and Analysis of the EUAP Business and Economic Information Platform and published an op-ed article in July 2016 relating to EU-China’s relations after Brexit. He also presented several academic papers relating to the Chinese investment in Europe and EU-China cooperation in global monetary affairs in various academic conferences.

He has organzied the IP HK-EU Series 2013 and the Urban Innovations Series 2014, 2015 and 2016.

    Weronika CYCAK

    Research Assistant

    Weronika joined us in March 2014. She graduated at the Department of Asian and International Studies of the City University of Hong Kong. She conducts research, prepares working paper and news update for the EUAP.

        POURZITAKIS Efstratios

        Research Postgraduate Student

        Mr. Stratos Pourzitakis holds a Master of International Public Policy of Osaka University and he is currently a PhD student at HKBU Department of Government and International Studies. His PhD research is funded by the EUAP and it is conducted under the supervision of Prof.  Jean-Pierre Cabestan and Dr. Krzysztof Feliks Sliwinski.

        His research aims to assess the evolution of the EU-China energy security relations vis-a-vis the case of Central Asia. In particular, using the complex interdependence theory the basic hypothesis of the research is that as the energy needs of China and the EU increase their energy security relations become closer with positive spillover effects to their political and economic relations. The time frame of the research will be from 2003 until 2016 and it will be based on existing literature, business data, and official documents as well as on expert interviews including with senior officials and representatives of the energy business sector.

          Julian CHAN Wai Tsun

          Project Executive (Education)

          Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, Julian joined us in October 2014.  He previously spent eight years in Europe, and focused on EU governance and policy-making at university. He also spent a year as an exchange student in L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux studying Politics and Government.

          Julian’s focuses of interests are in the EU’s foreign/external relations and policies, and the wider community integration and enlargement projects.