The Hong Kong University Senate meets in camp. It looks forward to the post-war situation - 'a unique opportunity for a new start'. The expansion of the university is called for, with a new site and buildings prepared over a 3-5 year period:
There would be a grave danger of the future being crabbed if it were suggested that a small start be made in the hope that the institution would grow.
This is an act of courageous optimism and faith in the future: camp rations have never been lower and the internees have just entered a long, hard winter with an electricity supply that's intermittent at best, and it's only three days since the water crisis was resolved.
Clifford Matthews and Oswald Cheung, Dispersal and Renewal: Hong Kong University During The War Years, 1998, 401
Note: see also entries for July 16, 1943 and September 5, 1944