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Certificate for Module (Governance in Greater China: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau)
證書(單元 : 大中華管治 : 中國,香港,臺灣和澳門)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
30 hours
English, suppl with teaching materials in Chinese
Course Fee
HK$7,800 per programme
3762 0868
2571 0630
How to Apply


The objective of this programme is to introduce to students the key issues shaping governance and politics in Greater China, which includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The inter-connectedness among the governing institutions, political leadership, economic development and economic integration will be discussed. Other topics include ideological differences, social identity, law and order, cross-border crime control, intergovernmental relations, and the politics of planning and infrastructure development are also covered.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
  1. review the development of governance in Greater China;
  2. compare and contrast the similarities and differences of governance in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau;
  3. explain the variations in the politico-economic and social development of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau;
  4. Interpret the ideological differences and conflicts between Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Programme Details


  1. Historical Developments of Greater China – Similarities and Differences
  2. Governing Institutions, Political Leadership and Developments in Greater China
  3. Economic Development, Policies and Integration in Greater China
  4. The Politics of Law and Order – Legal Development and Differences in Greater China
  5. Ideological Differences, Social identity and Civil Society in Greater China
  6. The Politics of Planning and Infrastructure Development in Greater China
  7. Intergovernmental Relations and Cross-Border Crime Control in Greater China
  8. Contrasting Hong Kong with Macau, Greater Bay Area Developments and Implications for Taiwan
  9. Mainland’s relations with Taiwan and its relations with Foreign Countries


Professor Sonny Lo
Deputy Director , HKU SPACE
Acting Community College Principal
President of the Hong Kong Political Science Association from 2012 to 2016

Dr Steven Maximilian Holm
PhDBA, MACHS, MJur (Socio), MCS, BSc


A group project: (a)oral presentation (30-minutes plus 15-minute Q&A session); and (b) 3,000 words group written report.


Students who have  successfully completed the programme with at least 70% attendance will be awarded  "Certificate for Module (Governance in Greater China: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau)” within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

Application Code 2180-MC028A -

Days / Time
  • Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm (normally). Last lesson will be scheduled on Sat 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7,800 per programme

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

a)     hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution; 


b) i. have gained in the HKCEE Grade E in 5 subjects, and Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language; or

    ii. have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 3 in 5 subjects including English Language and Chinese Language; or

   iii. have gained in the HKALE Grade E in 2 AL subject(s) or 2 AS subject(s);


   possess at least 5 years of work experience;

For (a) applicants whose degree is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English), they must provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

i. an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or

ii. a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL; or

iii. HKALE Use of English at Grade E; or

iv. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3; or

v. equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Governance in Greater China: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau)
證書 (單元 : 大中華管治 : 中國,香港,臺灣和澳門)
COURSE CODE 44C133517 FEES $7,800 ENQUIRY 3762-0868
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Governance in Greater China: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants should submit the filled HKU SPACE application form (SF26) with:

  • copies of academic qualifications;
  • resume;
  • copy of HKID card/passport;
  • cheque for course fee
  • In Person
    To any of our enrolment centres (; or
  • By Post
    Mail to Ms Cherry Chow at Room 1109, Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
Payment Method

1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. 

3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are alumni and holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, may enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.