The Eleventh Hong Kong Cup Diplomatic Knowledge Contest: Background

Activity Type : Contest  Upload Date : 5 January 2017

Background and aims


The “Hong Kong Cup Diplomatic Knowledge Contest” is jointly organised by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the  HKSAR (“Commissioner’s Office”), the Education Bureau, and the Better Hong Kong Foundation.  It aims to enhance students’ interest in and awareness of the diplomatic knowledge of China so that they have a global outlook and an understanding on the importance of diplomacy in the trends of globalisation.


Theme and activities


As the year 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“20th Anniversary”), the Contest has the theme of “Hand in Hand with Diplomacy in Our Journey to the 20th Anniversary”.  Activities include the Diplomatic Knowledge Contest and the Sticker Design Competition.


There are various events of the Diplomatic Knowledge Contest.  In addition to the regular Online Quiz for primary and secondary schools, the “Elite Contest” and the “Pioneer Contest” for secondary schools will be introduced in the finals.  For the awards, a new award, “the Most Actively Participating School Award” will be granted in recognition of the continued support from schools for the Contest over the past years.


To encourage students to learn more about diplomacy, the organisers will specially provide 7 articles to the participating primary students for their reference.  Moreover, a reading material, “中國外交知識讀本”, published by the Commissioner’s Office and the China Foreign Affairs University, will also be provided.


Target groups


Primary and secondary students




For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat on 2771 7323.


For details of the 11th Contest, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 184/2016 [Download] and the Contest website.