Knowledge Transfer activities undertaken
by Prof ZWEIG David
Local Journal Articles or Online Magazines:
  • “港归派:学子回国调查—香港办教育产业获得好评” 与廖美香, 信报财经月刊, 第393 期, 2009 年报12月号, 6-15 页.
  • “香港地產商把中國地產便黃金”与廖美香写, 信报财经月刊,第383期,2009年2月号: 6-16.
  • "香港作为内地教育的窗口," 与廖美香写, 信报财经月刊,, 第381期,2008年12月号: 10-16.
  • “海归还是海待? 海外回国留学生的就业问题研究”,王辉耀, 苗丹国, 程希, 编, 中国留学人才发展报告团2009 (北京:机械工业出版社, 2009),  279-294.
  • “Hong Kong has a Rare Opportunity,” Hong Kong Journal, No. 10, April 2008.
  • “海归的含金量,”东方周刊(Oriental Outlook), 第44期(2006):68-69。
  • “重新定义人才流失:‘为国服务’和‘侨居方案’,”欧美同学2006北京论坛文集,留学研究, (Conference Proceedings of the China Western Returned Scholars Annual Conference, October 28, 2006, Beijing): 31-37.
  • “跨国资本:对中国归国学术人才的评估,” (“Transnational capital: Evaluating Chinese academic returnees”; with Stanley Rosen), 负担教育论坛 (Fudan Education Forum), vol. 7, no. 1 (2004): 39-47.
  • "对外开放与中国大学,” 高等教育研究 , vol. 77, no. 1 (1998): 50-56, reprinted in 新华文摘, no. 4 (1998): 158-162.
  • "Eye on the Ball: The Politics of Welfare in Hong Kong," Hong Kong Update (Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., November 1997).
  • Numerous articles in South China Morning Post, Asian Wall Street Journal, as well as Apple Daily.

Participation in Government Seminars since 1996:
  • "Improving the Climate to Attract the Best,” 10th Conference on International Exchange of .
  • Professionals, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Services, Shenzhen, 4-5 November 2011.
  • “Elite Politics and Stability in China,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, Dec. 2010.
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” Asia Regional Conference, Finnish Foreign Service, 23/4/09, Island-Shangrila Hotel, HK.
  • “Energy Challenges for China,” Capstone Delegation, United States Consul General in Hong Kong, Helena May Club, Hong Kong, 13 Aug. 2007.
  • “Redefining the Brain Drain: China’s ‘Diaspora Option’,”11th Conference on Overseas Education, China Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Ministry of Education, Beijing, 17 February 2006 (in Chinese).
  • “Learning to Compete: What Role Does China’s Government Play in Triggering a ‘Reverse Brain Drain’?” 8th Guangzhou Conference on Returnees, Ministry of Education, Guangzhou, 27 December 2005 (in Chinese)
  • “Transnational or Social Capital? Returned Scholars as Private Entrepreneurs,” Workshop on Unemployed Returnees, Department of Personnel, Overseas Study Service Center, Guangzhou, 2005 (in Chinese).
  • “What Drives China’s Internationalization,” Official Languages Division, Civil Service Bureau, Hong Kong Government, 8 October 2003.
Community Lectures and Programs
  • “China's 12th Five Year Plan: Problems and Prospects,” Asia Society, HK, 14 April 2011.
  • "Studying Hong Kongers Living on the Mainland: Changing Identities and Political Attitudes," Vision 2047 Foundation, 20 September 2010, Hong Kong Club, Hong Kong; 
  • "Studying Hong Kongers Living on the Mainland," Foreign Correspondents Club, Macau, June 2010.
  • “China’s Leaders, its Search for Resources, and its Future,” Hong Kong Police Department, Senior Officers Seminar, 9 November 2009.
  • “Diaspora Deliver Diversity,” Shane-Walsh-Till Memorial Lecture, Chinese International School, 28 April 2009.
  • Community Development Initiative, Hong Kong, my CCTR was a co-sponsor of a series of lectures on Mainland China and I gave the lectures on Chinese politics for members of the Hong Kong Community, 2008-2010.
  • Several lectures to the Jewish Community Centre about politics in China, 2007-10.


Public Lectures in Greater China:
  • "Bringing the State Back In: The CCP's Organization Department and the Search for Talent," Mainland Affairs Council, Taipei, 2 November 2011; Workshop on China's Search for Talent, Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy, HKUST, 7 November 2011.
  • “Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony: The triangular nature of Sino-American global competition,” School of International Studies, Peking University, 2 November 2010.
  • "Studying Hong Kongers Living on the Mainland: Changing Identities and Political Attitudes," Center on China’s Transnational Relations, HKUST,
  • “Entrepreneurs, Shortage and Changing Values,” China Center on Globalization, Beijing, 2 June 2010.
  • “Leadership, Quality and Values: Reflections on China’s Returnees in the 21st Century,” Workshop, “Life after 60: What's Next for the PRC?” Economist Intelligence Unit and University of Southern California, Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai, 28 October 2009.
  • “Political Risk in China: Elites, Society and the International System,”” Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, 19 May 2009.
  • “Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony,” Keynote Address to The International Seminar on the Strategy of National Security and Development of Science and Technology, National University of Defence Technology, May 11-13, 2009, Changsha, China.
  • “Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony: The triangular nature of Sino-American global competition,” Sino-American Relations Workshop, The Fulbright Program, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing, May 15-17, 2009.
  • “Diaspora Delivers Diversity,” Department of Political Science and Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 20 April 2009.
  •  “China, the Olympics and the World,” lecture at the workshop on “China, the Olympics and the World,” Center on China’s Transnational Relations, Hong Kong, 27 May 2008.
  • “The Quality of Democracy in East Asia,” Discussant for the Conference on “The Experiments with Democracy in East and Southeast Asia: Two Decades After,” 2 May 2008, Centre for Asian Studies, Hong Kong University.
  • “Hu Jintao’s Second Term,” Conference on The Washington-Taipei-Beijing Relations: Variables and Prospects, Brookings Institution and Foundation and International and Cross-Straits Studies, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 December 2007.
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” “The U.S. Congress and Sino-American Relations, co-hosted by the China Education Foundation and Central Party School of the CCP, Central Party School, Beijing, 27 October 2007.
  • “Returnees to China: A Foreigner’s Perspective,” Western Returnees Beijing Forum 2007, 28 October 2007
  • “Chinese Overseas Students and Sino-Japanese Relations,” Bafukai Seminar (organized by JETRO), Island-Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong, 26 October 2007.
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 11 October 2007.
  • “Overseas Study and Its Impact on Sino-Japanese Relations,” “China on the Eve of the 17th Party Congress,” Sun Yatsen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 29 September 2007.
  • “A Crisis is Looming: China’s Energy Challenge in the Eyes of University Students,” Workshop on Issues of Global Energy, Center on China’s Transnational Relations, HKUST, Wanchai, HK, 25 September 2007.
  • “Chinese Overseas Students and Sino-Japanese Relations,” Workshop on Sino-Japanese Relations, Center on China’s Transnational Relations, Wanchai, HK, 5 September 2007.
  •  “Returned Students and Sino-Japanese Relations,” NGO Center, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, 15 August 2007.
  • “The ‘Diaspora’ Model in China’s Development,” National Defense University of Science and Technology, School of Humanities and Social Science, Changsha, 23 Jan. 2007.
  • “Rewards of Technology: Explaining China’s Reverse Migration,” Workshop on Returnees and Technology Transfer, Center on China’s Transnational Relations, Wan Chai, HK,
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” National Defense University on Science and Technology, School of Humanities and Social Science, Changsha, 22 January 2007.
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” Economist Intelligence Unit Workshop on the “The Geopolitics of a Rising China,” Four Season's Hotel, Hong Kong, 10 October 2006;
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” Conference on “The Rise of China and Its Implications for Asia-Pacific,” Academia Sinica, Taipei, 25-26 August 2006.
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” 2nd China-Canada Energy Cooperation Conference, Beijing, 19 May 2006
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, April 2006.
  • “The Strategic Implications of China’s Economic Growth,” Center for Contemporary China, Ch'ing-hua University, Taipei, Taiwan. 14 March 2006.
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” Hong Kong Forum, Hong Kong.
  • “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” Center for Contemporary China, Ching-hua University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan. March 15, 2006.
  • "Studying Returnees to China: Methodological Issues," Universities Services Centre for China Studies Annual Conference for Ph.D. Students, 7 January 2006.
  • “Political Risk in China,” Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong, September 2005.
  •  “The Foreign Policy of a Resource Hungry State," International Conference of Asian Scholars-4, Shanghai, August 22, 2005;
  •  “The Foreign Policy of a Resource Hungry State, China-Canada Energy Cooperation Conference, Peking University, 25 March 2005;
  • “The Foreign Policy of a Resource Hungry State," Workshop on China’s Resource Hunger, Center on China’s Transnational Relations, HKUST, 14 March 2005.
  • “Sino-Japanese Relations in a Global Context,” Hong Kong Forum, April 23, 2005.
  • “Democracy in Rural China,” Seminar on Democracy and Human Rights in China, The British Council and Civic Exchange, Hong Kong, 8 December 2004.
  • “The ‘Diaspora’ Model in China’s Development,” International Conference of Asian Scholars-4, Shanghai, 22 August 2005;
  • “The Year of Living Dangerously: Politics in China in 1975-76,” presented at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Hong Kong, 2 June 2003.
  • “Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages,” Centre for Asian Studies, HKU, March 2003; Foreign Correspondents Club, Beijing, 15 October 2002; Asia Society: HK Center, October 2002; Foreign Correspondents Club, HK, 4 Nov 2002; Institute for International Relations, Chengchi University, Taipei, 11 Nov 2002; Dept. of Political Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 12 November 2002.
  • “Globalization and the Returnees to China,” Eurasian Institute, Taipei, 9 December 2002.
  • “Globalization and the Movement of Human Capital: Returnees to China,” Faculty Seminar Series, HKUST, 29 May 2002.
  • “China’s Rural Crisis,” Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia China Forum, Beijing, May 2002.
  • “Can China’s Political Institutions Manage Rural Conflict?” Hong Kong Centre, Asia Society, HK, 15 January 2002.
  • “China’s Rural Reform and Rural Unrest,” The Hong Kong Forum, HK, 7 March 2002.
  • “China and her Neighbours: Regional Integration of Confrontation,” Dinner Seminar Series on “China Rising,” Division of Social Science, HKUST, September 2001.
  • "Hungry for Linkages: Domestic Interests and China's Internationalization." Presented at “China at 50: Globalization in the New Millenium,” HKUST, Sept 1999; Hong Kong Forum, Hong Kong, March 2000.
  • “Rural Conflict in China,” Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong, July 1999.
  • “Can China’s New Political Institutions Manage Social Conflict?” Foreign Correspondents Club, Beijing, 28 April 1999.
  • “Will China Liberalize?” Young Presidents’ Organization, 22 March 1999, Hong Kong.
  • “Domestic Forces in China’s Open Policy,” Department of Political Science, Beijing University, November 1998.
  • “Explaining China’s Zone Fever of 1992-93,” Economics Department, Nanjing University, October 1998.
  • “Dollars and Dissent: The Political Implications of the East Asian Economic Crisis,” Jewish Women’s Association, Hong Kong, October 1998.
  • "China's `Zone Fever' of 1992-93," University Services Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 27 May 1998.
  • "Elite, Business, and Popular Culture in China," Young President's Organization, Hong Kong, February 1998.
  • "Transition to Chinese Sovereignty: Implications for Hong Kong and the Mainland," Nanjing-Hopkins Center, Nanjing University, June 1997
  • "Will China Liberalize?" Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club, HK, 18 April 1997.
  • "Economic Roots of Rural Democracy," Asia Society: HK Center, HK, April 1997.
  • "China's Brain Drain to the U.S. and its Implications for the Hong Kong Business Community," American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, 21 February 1997.
  • "China's Brain Drain to the U.S.," Centre for Asian Studies, HKU, December 1996.


Work in Progress
  • "Hong Kongers on the Mainland: A Force for Integration?" A report for the Hong Kong Central Policy Unit.
  • “Transferring Knowledge and Norms from Hong Kong to the Mainland,” with Amy Liu, Associate Editor,  信报财经月刊 (Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly)