The low-cost, high-precision nano chips for the detection of harmful substances developed by Professor Jianfang Wang of the Department of Physics at Chinese University of Hong Kong are an example of how innovation is thriving at Hong Kong universities. Photo: Dickson Lee The low-cost, high-precision nano chips for the detection of harmful substances developed by Professor Jianfang Wang of the Department of Physics at Chinese University of Hong Kong are an example of how innovation is thriving at Hong Kong universities. Photo: Dickson Lee
The low-cost, high-precision nano chips for the detection of harmful substances developed by Professor Jianfang Wang of the Department of Physics at Chinese University of Hong Kong are an example of how innovation is thriving at Hong Kong universities. Photo: Dickson Lee
Christine Loh
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The View by Christine Loh

Greater Bay Area is a chance for Hong Kong to show it hasn’t lost its edge

  • Christine Loh says if Hong Kong is to capitalise on China’s development plan for the Pearl River Delta, the government must engage with sectors in which the city excels, such as universities and the maritime industry, to boost areas of specialisation

The low-cost, high-precision nano chips for the detection of harmful substances developed by Professor Jianfang Wang of the Department of Physics at Chinese University of Hong Kong are an example of how innovation is thriving at Hong Kong universities. Photo: Dickson Lee The low-cost, high-precision nano chips for the detection of harmful substances developed by Professor Jianfang Wang of the Department of Physics at Chinese University of Hong Kong are an example of how innovation is thriving at Hong Kong universities. Photo: Dickson Lee
The low-cost, high-precision nano chips for the detection of harmful substances developed by Professor Jianfang Wang of the Department of Physics at Chinese University of Hong Kong are an example of how innovation is thriving at Hong Kong universities. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Christine Loh

Christine Loh

Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.