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Winners of 2019 Hinrich Global Trade Leader scholarship at Hong Kong Baptist University


Published 19 August 2019

Two outstanding journalists from Asia have been selected as the newest Hinrich scholars for the journalism program in Hong Kong.

The two new Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship winners for the 2019 Master of Arts in International Journalism Studies (MAIJS) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) are: Za Bawi Thawng from Myanmar and Chad de Guzman from the Philippines. We are confident they will make the world a better place through fact-based communication about the economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainable global trade.

Za Bawi Thawng (Myanmar)

Hinrich Global Trade Leader

 

Hong Kong Baptist University, Class of 2020

 

“Do not be discouraged by challenges blocking your dreams. Push forward, and you will find the guidance you need.”

 

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Chad de Guzman (Philippines)

Hinrich Global Trade Leader

 

Hong Kong Baptist University, Class of 2020

 

“This opportunity will make me a better journalist through understanding trade movements in the global arena.”

 

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Program Director of the Hinrich Foundation, Alex Boome, said: “Through these scholarships, we aim to provide outstanding educational and life-changing opportunities to experienced Asian journalists. Studying and living in Hong Kong – the crossroads of Asian trade – will strengthen their knowledge of the benefits of global trade. We welcome Za Bawi and Chad to our growing community of talented scholars and alumni, who stretch around the world working across the trade value chain.”

A Hinrich Global Trade Leader scholarship at HKBU for the MAIJS covers full tuition: 50% from the Hinrich Foundation and 50% matched by HKBU.