CUHK Business School Students Excel in Tax Competitions

Congratulations to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School students who have recently reaped awards in two tax competitions – the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK) Tax Debate Competition and EY Young Tax Professional 2023 (Hong Kong).

TIHK Tax Debate Competition 2023

First held in 2015, the Tax Debate Competition is designed to encourage students to express their opinions on current tax topics. It aims to instill in students a deeper understanding and interest in taxation issues, inspiring them to pursue a career in the taxation industry.

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This year, two teams from CUHK Business School participated in the competition. Both teams made it to the final, reaping the championship and first runner-up. Lin Kai-chun, a Year 1 student from Global Business Studies (GBS), also won the Best Debater Award.


  • Lin Kai-chun (GBS, Year 1)
  • Sit Lok-hang (QFN, Year 2)
  • Wai Un-I (PACC, Year 1)
  • Wong Sze-lam (IBBA, Year 1)

1st runner-up

  • Chan Ching-kong (PACC, Year 2)
  • Lam Hing-sum (PACC, Global Accounting Stream, Year 3)
  • Li Ho-yin (PACC, Year 2)
  • Liu Ho-fung (PACC, Year 1)

Best Debater

  • Lin Kai-chun (GBS, Year 1)


EY Young Tax Professional 2023 (Hong Kong)

In the EY Young Tax Professional 2023 (Hong Kong) competition, PACC student Lam Hing-sum (Global Accounting, Year 3) won the championship in the local round and will represent Hong Kong in the national competition in the second half of 2023. This international competition aims to identify young talent with an interest in tax, supporting them in developing their professional skills and careers.

Lam Hing-sum spoke of his experience, ” This was my first competition. I want to thank my lecturer, Dr. YY Butt, for his teaching and guidance in preparing for the competition. I am proud of myself for taking on the challenge and pushing myself to grow and learn. It was incredible to put all the concepts and theories I have learned into practice.”

“Tax is a very specialised area to which accountants can add value,” Mr. Eric Leung, Co-Director of the PACC Programme and Senior Lecturer of the School of Accountancy, spoke of the importance of tax in accounting, “Tax is part of the law. In the simplest terms, it stipulates how much an entity or an individual needs to pay the government.”

The PACC programme offers four stream specialisations, one of which is the Global Tax and Governance (GTG) stream. The GTG stream aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills of various taxation systems worldwide and prepare them to provide professional advice to clients. Course topics range from China and international taxation to regulation and compliance in the financial markets.