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CUHKCAS stands for Cambridge University Hong Kong and China Affairs Society. We are open to anyone: those who are eager to learn, those with a strong passion, those who aspire to make a difference to society. Whether you are seeking for inspiration, or to be the inspiration, CUHKCAS provides a platform for your voice to be heard, your ideas to be shared.

CUHKCAS is a student-run, non-profit making society at the University of Cambridge. Since its founding twenty-nine years ago, CUHKCAS has strived to promote interest in the social, economic and political affairs of Hong Kong and China. While standing firm in our values and objectives, we aim to progress concordantly with developments in the two regions. It is the support from several hundreds of our active members that spurs us on to continue in the Society's established successes and to bring CUHKCAS to reach new heights. This year, we promise to deliver to the utmost of our ability yet another exciting and enriching year.


"Reflections" Annual Youth Conference

A forum for young leaders in UK and Hong Kong universities as well as secondary schools to engage in discussions of Hong Kong and China's social, economic and political issues. We are honoured to have hosted some of the most prominent figures in the city to share their thoughts with our participants, such as the former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Mrs. Anson Chan and Mr. Lee Chu Ming.


Cambridge Hong Kong Affairs Essay Competition

In line with the aim to broaden and promote understanding of social, economic and political affairs in Hong Kong and China. CUHKCAS has decided to host the essay competition in Hong Kong for secondary school students. CUHKCAS believes that this will be an invaluable opportunity for both Hong Kong students and the Cambridge community to connect. Our Society wishes to bring the voices of secondary school students onto the platform of discussion with hopes to further interests in Liberal Studies and other General Education related disciplines.


Social Innovators Programme

Being the first non-career-based mentorship programme, we hope connect young elites with social leaders who are serving the society passionately, and inspire the new generation not to be solely profit-oriented, but to use their abilities for the betterment of Hong Kong. We also aim to provide them with a new spectacle in addition to the vision of traditional career paths and engage them at an early point of their lives to further the works of existing social leaders. It is furthermore a platform to connect alumni with current students, to strengthen the Cambridge-HK community.


Inter-University Quiz

An annual event where students across UK universities are invited to Cambridge for a friendly competition through over 3000 questions over a range of topics.


CUHKCAS has two major form of publications:

  1. Snapshots: regular issues featuring a collation of selected articles, allowing readers to stay informed with current affairs and critical perspectives. Feel free to browse through them via the menu of the website, or access them directly with this link.
  2. Our Time: our annual magazine which features a range of topics, written by us students. The 2019 issue has been released in February 2019, which can be downloaded here.



Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact our president.

For specific enquiries, please contact our executive committees correspondingly:

Treasurer: For financial arrangements and sponsorships;

Secretary: For documentation and logistic affairs;

Internal Secretary: For documentation and logistic affairs;

External Secretary: For collaboration with societies;

Publicity Officer: For media-related issues


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