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South China Morning Post
February 20, 2019

The View: Hong Kong is caught between China and the US in their new cold war – but this isn’t the first time

Hong Kong was branded a ‘dying’ city in the darkest days of the Korean war but rose to the occasion. With a new standoff brewing, it must now bolster the institutions that make it unique. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 23, 2018

Opinion: Hong Kong can retain its special status with the US if it cultivates its differences from mainland China

The trade war and a US report raise questions about how Hong Kong will be treated, it must strengthen its role as a guardian of global norms. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


South China Morning Post
November 17, 2018

Opinion: The vital importance of keeping the ‘special’ in the Special Administrative Region

Hong Kong needs to cultivate its position as a protected zone between different worlds. Without it, the city is no use to China or the world. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


South China Morning Post
October 13, 2018

Opinion: Curbs on Hong Kong’s freedoms could suck the lifeblood out of the city

The city thrives on a free flow of information and ideas, on discussions and even dissent: without these elements it may not survive as a financial and business center. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


South China Morning Post
June 13, 2018

As Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam must lead the charge against gender barriers in the workplace

Getting more women into jobs by addressing workplace gender discrimination and the pay gap are priority issues for an ageing Hong Kong seeking economic transition. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau and Princeton in Asia Fellow Joanna Sobolewska.


Forbes
September 29, 2015

Anti-Ivory In Hong Kong: 'Broken System Greased With The Fresh Blood Of Innocent Elephants'

GiMarkus Jebsen might be known in Hong Kong for his family’s 120-year-old trading business, which imports Porsches and owns Blue Girl beer. But Jebsen, who split from the family trading firm to form MF Jebsen in 2002 is making a name in environmental issues. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
September 11, 2015

When Donald 'I Know China' Trump Met His Match On A Hong Kong Golf Course

Some of the big-money crowd in the former British colony saw what a cautious side of Trump, more pussycat than tiger. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


South China Morning Post
October 21, 2014

Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope

This opinion piece calls for a rethink of Hong Kong's job creation strategy to address young people's frustration with social and personal stagnation - the real driving force behind the Occupy protests. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Financial Times

Financial Times
April 28, 2013

Great Timing on the Watch Trade in China

The watch trade plays a crucial role in China’s system of corruption and crony capitalism. If Beijing hopes to clean-up its act it will mean fewer Swiss-made timepieces on the wrists of Chinese officials. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


South China Morning Post
March 26, 2013

China's Deadly Water Problem

Dead pigs found floating in a Shanghai river are only the tip of China's massive water problem, which the government is already desperate to tackle. A combination of water scarcity and water pollution is moving China ever closer to environmental reckoning. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Matt Garland.


Caixin
November 16, 2012

Mongolia Builds a New Identity

The resource-rich land remembered for the khans and sandwiched between two giants seeks a path to becoming a modern country. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 1, 2012

Lack of Political Leadership Bad for Business

Responses to the Asia Business Council's annual survey show the lowest level of business optimism among executives since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Uncertainty has increased, and so has a lack of confidence in global political leadership. The region's business leaders are preparing for a long, grinding recovery. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Matthew Garland.


Caixin
September 09, 2012

China’s Water Problem

Climate change is causing a looming water shortage for Asia, but Singapore offers an example of how solutions can be found. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
August 13, 2012

Missing the Bus

Hong Kong is overlooking a ready-made opportunity to improve air quality - it should catch up with the latest technology in electric buses being developed and produced over the border. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Thomas London.


Caixin
August 3, 2012

The Bear and the Panda Waltz

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Russia to look east, where countries like China have a huge appetite for resources, but problems such as corruption and government interference stand in the way. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
June 20, 2012

Is Myanmar the Next China?

The formerly reclusive Southeast Asian nation is undergoing an economic liberalization similar to what its northern neighbour embarked on in 1978. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
May 2, 2012

A Gale-Force Storm

Chinese companies have blown into the wind power world, causing companies around the world to take notice. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
April 28, 2012

Hazards of Sun-Worshiping

How low can solar stocks go? What companies will survive the current bloodbath that is punishing solar stocks? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
April 5, 2012

Sun Spots

Behind the largely symbolic tariffs imposed on Chinese solar panels by the Obama administration is a need to keep the renewable energy field open. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
February 7, 2012

China's Visible Solar Power Success

Now accounting for about half of the world's solar panel and module production, China looks set to lead the world toward using real fossil fuel alternatives. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Hong Kong Economic Journal
October 22, 2011

From American Hegemony to Pax Sinica

Mark L. Clifford, Executive Director of the Asia Business Council, reviews Arvind Subramanian’s book Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance


Hong Kong Economic Journal
June 25, 2011

Can Hong Kong Teach London and New York About Financial Regulation?

Mark L. Clifford, Executive Director of the Asia Business Council, reviews Leo F. Goodstadt’s book Reluctant Regulators: How the West Created and China Survived the Global Financial Crisis.


Caixin
June 10, 2011

Red Flags on Growth

A stultified innovation environment and increasingly stale labor market present some of the biggest challenges to China's economy in the coming decade. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
May 20, 2011

Sustainability, Squared Away

Creating effective environmental policies will never be a cakewalk in any country – but a glance at current solutions being offered to address Hong Kong's filled-up landfills shows that there sure is a lot of gas to cook with. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
April 8, 2011

Becoming a Young and Unsuccessful Job-Seeker

What was the optical starting point of the revolutions in the Middle East? – How its legacy will affect China in the years to come. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
March 24, 2011

A Nuclear Industry Wake-Up Call

The Fukushima nuclear accident has sent sudden vibrations of doubt through China's bold plans to expand its nuclear power industry. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Hong Kong Economic Journal
March 12, 2011

From Red to Black: Can China Turn Green?

Mark L. Clifford, Executive Director of the Asia Business Council, reviews Jonathan Watts’s book When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind – Or Destroy It.


Caixin
January 21, 2011

Soft Power, Bright Power

How can China build a soft-power image? Contributing to the Green Climate Fund would go a long way in burnishing its public diplomacy campaign. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
February 14, 2011

Greener Local Pastures

Hong Kong must wake up to its reliance on food imports and consider strategic action to ensure food affordability and sustainability. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Caixin
November 11, 2010

Spared By a Green Thumb

China's position on the environment has been encouraging but implementation has hardly kept apace. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
October 13, 2010

Like Adenauer, Striking While the Iron’s Hot

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s postwar decade holds an important lesson for today’s China, namely – the decision to revalue its currency. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Forbes Asia
September 27, 2010

Mute Wonder

If this is the Asian century, where is Asia's media voice? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
August 2, 2010

Crisis? What Crisis?

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford wrote a commentary for TIME magazine as a counterpoint to a cover story on Japan's economic woes.


Caixin
July 27, 2010

Japan's Age of Plenty

Entrepreneurship has kept Japan's economy from getting caught in the effects of demographic changes – and it can do the same in China. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
July 2, 2010

Steve Jobs and The Maker

Steve Jobs has been unceasingly steadfast in his defense of Apple's operations in China – despite recent public uproar over factory conditions. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
June 3, 2010

The Beginning of the End

Two new studies suggest that the North Korean state is slowly starting to unravel. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Hong Kong Economic Journal
May 22, 2010

Asia No Innocent Victim

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford reviews Mr. Andrew Sheng’s book From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator's View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s.


Caixin
May 21, 2010

South Korea's Glide to a Green Economy

The rickety, ramshackle ways of the high-carbon economy are about to be replaced by the green economy, and South Korea, among other Asian nations, will be treading in success. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
March 22, 2010

Why China's Megatrends is a Disappointment

Famed U.S. futurologists failed to see just how bad their book on China would be. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
January 14, 2009

The Aborted Revolution

A new study contends that China never lived up to the promise of its early economic reform. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Economy

Forbes
October 19, 2015

Optimism Fades Among Asian Business Leaders: Asia Business Council Survey

The annual Asia Business Council survey showed that only 22% thought that business conditions would improve over the next 12 months. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
August 12, 2015

China's Risky Bet On Devaluation: Are China's Leaders Turning Their Backs On History?

We can only guess at the pressures China’s policy makers must be under to have made the decision to devalue the Renminbi on August 11. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Financial Times

Financial Times
October 22, 2009

China must keep its eyes fixed on the exit

China, like much of the world, is breathing a sigh of relief that economic disaster has been averted. Better-than-expected macro-economic data are driving growing optimism. But government officials and businessmen should not delude themselves: going back to pre-crisis ways would be a serious mistake. By Asia Business Council Chairman Qin Xiao.


The Business Times
October 1, 2009

Asia Business Council Members More Upbeat (PDF)

A survey by the Asia Business Council has found that its members–who are the chairmen and chief executives of leading Asian companies or multinational corporations – are significantly more optimistic about the economy.


Financial Times

Financial Times
September 29, 2009

Asian Businesses Embrace Optimism

Asian business leaders are confident about economic recovery, according to a survey of companies that have a market capitalisation of more than $1,000 billion.


Forbes
November 18, 2009

Cautious Optimism Reigns In Asia

Despite a spate of wildly successful IPOs in China and surging equities markets across the region, Asian business leaders are only cautiously optimistic about prospects for the economic recovery.


Human Capital and Society

China Daily Hong Kong
April 30, 2019

Hong Kong can make itself a role model in preparing for pandemics

Hong Kong can better prepare for pandemic risks by turning to disruptive technology and financial innovation. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


South China Morning Post
April 16, 2019

Along with climate change come mosquito-borne diseases. Is Hong Kong ready for a public health emergency?

Climate change is not just an environmental but also a looming public health crisis: expect more cases of heat-related illnesses and mosquito-borne diseases. Asian countries are finding hi-tech solutions and Hong Kong should prepare, too. By Asia Business Council Program Associate Jennifer Lo.


Forbes
August 12, 2015

More green jobs in a cleaner China

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford spoke to Reuters about green job growth in China.


Forbes
August 12, 2015

China Gets That Going Green Is A Win For Job Creation. Why Doesn't Trump?

In 2016, China accounted for roughly one quarter of the world’s total $329 billion of new energy investment, according to BNEF. More importantly, China sees the green energy transition as an important source of innovation. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


South China Morning Post
August 23, 2010

Prepared for Pandemics

The superbug scare should spur Asia to get ready to deal with the next disease outbreak. By Asia Business Council Researcher Alex Zhang.


Fortune China
August 10, 2009

中国的绿色就业机会 (China’s potential for green jobs)

中国整体上拥有创造绿色就业机会的最有利条件。打造绿色经济,解决就业和环境危机,需要中央、省、市政府的协调行动。By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


South China Morning Post
May 20, 2009

Real Green Shoots (PDF)

Creating green jobs is Asia’s best hope for dealing with climate change and rising unemployment. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Innovation and Technology

South China Morning Post
December 18, 2018

Opinion: Chinese tech companies should focus on conquering the world from Shenzhen, as hostility increases abroad

Given the hostile investment environment overseas, it’s time for Chinese tech players to forge a new growth path in the Greater Bay Area in the global race for technological supremacy. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


South China Morning Post
November 30, 2018

The View: Rival US and Chinese innovators have a common cause: climate change

Rising sea levels, pollution and extreme weather are global problems that must be jointly tackled by the best minds in both the US and China. The hi-tech clusters in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area must lead the way. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


South China Morning Post
July 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence will change the job market and Hong Kong isn’t ready

Hong Kong is behind its Asian neighbors in how well it is preparing for artificial intelligence, as well as how flexibly its job market will respond to automation. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


South China Morning Post
January 24, 2017

Two forces of change that threaten Hong Kong jobs

This opinion piece identifies global trends that should worry those steering the Hong Kong economy: a reversal of globalization, in favor of protectionism, and technological advancements that are making traditional jobs obsolete. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


South China Morning Post
May 29, 2015

Hong Kong should turn its creativity into a new engine of growth

Huawei is one of those really big Chinese companies This opinion piece studies the obstacles holding it back in race for tech start-ups. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Fortune China
August 16, 2010

中国公司如何提升创新竞争力 (How Chinese Companies Can Become More Innovative)

劳动力成本的优势正在消失,因此,自主创新对中国变得更加迫切。By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.

Sustainability

Ethical Corporation
April 2, 2019

Singapore leads way as Asian developers wake up to climate risk

Air conditioning is one of the biggest energy efficiency challenges in a region that is home to the world’s hottest and most crowded cities. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


China File
May 20, 2015

Can China Really Meet Its Clean Energy Goals? And How?

China is the world’s largest energy consumer, and its energy use is dirty and inefficient. But it is working hard to change that. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


South China Morning Post
March 20, 2019

The View: Hong Kong’s property developers should have the sense to go green and protect assets from climate change

Hong Kong, with key assets just above sea level, faces threats from climate change. A new low-carbon charter shows it makes business and political sense to collaborate with Beijing to improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce emissions. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


South China Morning Post
January 15, 2019

The View: How Hong Kong can solve its waste crisis and become the Silicon Valley of recycling

The city, with its enviable budget surpluses, has the resources to clean up its environment and lead the circular economy. A waste charging scheme has been announced, and ‘reverse vending machines’ are being considered. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
October 22, 2018

Philippines' Ayala Corp. Pivots To Renewables With Vietnam Solar Investment

AC Energy, a subsidiary of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corp., has pledged to use technology to improve lives and ensure a sustainable future for all. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


China Daily Hong Kong
July 31, 2018

Build up climate change resilience in the Bay Area

Hong Kong plays a crucial role in building climate change resilience in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and, in doing so, can contribute significantly to the whole region’s competitiveness and liveability. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Forbes
June 18, 2018

Solar Leader China Is Slashing Its Subsidies On Solar Power -- What You Need To Know

China accounted for about 50% of global solar demand in 2017. Expect consolidation and asset sales over the next few years, as well as some bankruptcies, as the supply-demand imbalance corrects. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
May 21, 2018

This Clean Energy Champion Is Out To Break Vietnam's Coal Habit

The esteemed Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots advocacy was awarded to the first Vietnamese recipient, 42-year-old clean energy champion Nguy Thi Khanh, who hopes to end Vietnam's reliance on coal and persuade the country to take a greener approach. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
April 23, 2018

Scourge Of The Seas: How China Is Tackling The Ocean's Plastic Problem

As Earth Day rolls around again, whether we have seen Blue Planet II, or photos of whales and other sea life that have starved on a diet of ingested plastics, we are increasingly aware that ocean plastics are a menacing -- and worsening -- problem. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
April 6, 2018

Tariffs On Chinese Solar Products Hurt the U.S. Rather Than Help It -- Here's Why

President Trump recently imposed tariff increases on Chinese solar cells and modules, important components in solar energy generation. But in fact, the move may end up hurting the U.S. more than it does China, as it puts solar jobs at risk. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
March 28, 2018

Asian Companies Are Working To Protect Against Climate Change, But Will It Be Enough?

Asia’s success over the last quarter-century in export-oriented manufacturing has powered extraordinary growth and made Asia a key player in the world economy. Yet Asian companies and their extended supply chains are particularly susceptible to climate risk and resource constraints, notably from water. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
August 17, 2017

For South Asia, Rising Temperatures In India And Pakistan Could Bear Deadly Consequences

Last year was the hottest ever recorded, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This is dangerous news for the entire world, but especially for South Asia, where rising temperatures are a matter of life or death. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
June 5, 2017

Why India Thinks A Trillion-Dollar Price Tag Is Worth Staying In The Paris Climate Accord

After President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord last week, many are looking to China to champion the deal in its place. But there is another country just as committed to leading the charge on climate change: India. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
March 1, 2017

Vietnam's Economy Is On Fire, And Fueled By Coal: How It Can Create A Greener Future

More creative policies are needed if Vietnam is to break the link between economic growth and electricity use. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
March 1, 2017

Vietnam's Economy Is On Fire, And Fueled By Coal: How It Can Create A Greener Future

More creative policies are needed if Vietnam is to break the link between economic growth and electricity use. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
November 14, 2016

Climate Expert Says China Committed To Battling Climate Change -- Even If The U.S. Drops Out Of Paris Accord

With Donald J. Trump the President-elect of the United States, the momentous Joint Agreement on Climate Change, signed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, which was heralded as a rare moment of policy coordination, may soon be relegated to the dustbin of history. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
November 4, 2016

First Solar Slashes Revenue Expectations By $1B As Demand For Solar In China Slows

Sales fell 45.9% to $688 million, and CEO Mark R. Widmar officially slashed sales guidance for 2016 to $2.8-$2.9 billion from $3.8-$4 billion, due to the timing of certain utility-scale solar project sales. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
July 29, 2016

4 Things You Need To Know About China's Record Solar Installations (They Aren't All Pretty)

We’re used to big numbers from China, but the reported 20 gigawatts or so of solar power that was installed in the first half of 2016 are worth a close look. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
July 26, 2016

Chinese Government Subsidies Play Major Part In Electric Car Maker BYD's Rise

South Korea’s Samsung group apparently bought into China auto maker BYD as a way of improving its prospects in China, where it has struggled against government protection of the local industry. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
July 20, 2016

China's BYD And Korea's Samsung: Can Two Battery Kings Forge A Profitable Partnership?

News that South Korea’s Samsung Electronics plans to invest in China’s leading electric vehicle maker, BYD, raises the prospect of a powerful alliance that could grab pole position in the world’s fastest-growing e-vehicle market. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
July 20, 2016

Climate Expert Says China Is A Decade Ahead Of Schedule On Reducing CO2 Emissions

One of China’s top climate scientists says that China is on track to see carbon dioxide emissions peak between 2020 and 2022, almost a decade earlier than the Chinese leadership has promised. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


Forbes
July 11, 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon To Beijing: Environmentalists Need Protection, Too

Kudos to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for singling out the positive role that environmentalists play in promoting economic growth on his early-July trip to Beijing. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
July 5, 2016

Hong Kong's E-Waste Nightmare: Where Old Phones Go To Die

Where do old phones and computers go to die? More and more, aging motherboards and hard disk drives and touch-screens are broken up in illegal waste dumps in Hong Kong. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
June 29, 2016

Watch Out, Coal! Dubai Announces Plans For World's Lowest Cost Solar Plant

King Coal is taking a lot of blows recently. But at least it could usually count on being the cheapest alternative. Now even that’s called into question. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
June 19, 2019

First Solar: Value Stock Or Value Trap?

First Solar, the thin-film solar utility-scale project developer, has seen its stock punished this year, losing over a quarter of its value. Is First Solar a long-term value stock or a proverbial “value trap”? By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.


The Diplomat
April 29, 2016

China’s Quest for Clean Tech

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford talked to Young China Watchers about China, renewable energy, and economic growth.


Forbes
October 12, 2015

Hong Kong Utility Executive On Paris Climate Talks: 'The World Doesn't Want Another Failure'

Business is getting tired of waiting for climate negotiators to get their act together on pricing carbon, says Richard Lancaster, the CEO of CLP Holdings. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
September 30, 2015

China's Xi Jinping Announces Cap-and-Trade Carbon Program: Will it Work?

China’s President Xi Jinping won kudos for announcing on his state visit to Washington, D.C. in late September that China will by 2017 enact a cap-and-trade system designed to cut carbon emissions. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
September 10, 2015

Indonesia's Forest Fires Choke Malaysia, Singapore: 'Burning Land....Just for Fun'

Planes can’t land, schools are closed, states of emergency imposed and the Indonesian President Joko Widodo makes a surprise visit to still-smoking South Sumatra. This is the new normal for Southeast Asian summers -- choking haze from Indonesian forest fires. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
September 3, 2015

China's Economic Slowdown: We May Have Seen Peak Coal

The coal market has known that China’s economy has been slowing even before the recent bout of stock market turbulence. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
August 15, 2015

Huawei: Chinese Telecoms Giant Says Its Growth Will Be Green

Huawei is one of those really big Chinese companies that should be better known in the rest of the world. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
August 12, 2015

Xinjiang Goldwind: The Profits Are Blowin' In The Wind

When China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., successfully floated its first U.S. dollar debt offering in July, I decided to take another look at the company. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
April 27, 2015

Fair Winds Law Means Better Air For Hong Kong

Hong Kongers will breathe a bit more easily after July 1. That’s when container ships and cruise liners at one of the world’s busiest ports will have to switch to low-sulphur fuel. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


Forbes
April 22, 2015

What Will It Take For Humanity To Listen To Scientists?

What will it take for humanity to listen to scientists? That was the question a panel of Nobel Laureates asked at Hong Kong’s Asia Society Center on April 22nd as they urged quick global action on climate change. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 26, 2009

Building foundations for an energy-efficient world (PDF)

Killer typhoons in Taiwan and on mainland China. A failed monsoon in India. The UN secretary general in the Arctic pleading for action on climate change as politicians bickerover the costs. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 26, 2009

Building foundations for an energy-efficient world (PDF)

Killer typhoons in Taiwan and on mainland China. A failed monsoon in India. The UN secretary general in the Arctic pleading for action on climate change as politicians bickerover the costs. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 26, 2009

Building foundations for an energy-efficient world (PDF)

Killer typhoons in Taiwan and on mainland China. A failed monsoon in India. The UN secretary general in the Arctic pleading for action on climate change as politicians bickerover the costs. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Hong Kong Economic Journal
November 28-29, 2009

環保建築 孰盈孰虧 (Building foundations for an energy-efficient world)

聯合國秘書長在北極呼籲世界就氣候變化問題採取行動,政客們卻爭議由誰來買單。By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 26, 2009

Building foundations for an energy-efficient world (PDF)

Killer typhoons in Taiwan and on mainland China. A failed monsoon in India. The UN secretary general in the Arctic pleading for action on climate change as politicians bickerover the costs. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Wall Street Journal Asia
September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (I) (PDF)

China is accelerating efforts to save energy and set new standards for energy efficiency.


Wall Street Journal Asia
September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (II) (PDF)

How buildings can boost worker's health and productivity.


Wall Street Journal Asia
September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (III) (PDF)

Good basic design plus some simple solutions can yield a big payback.


International Herald Tribune
July 5, 2009

Little Green in Asian Construction Boom (PDF)

Government incentives bring few buildings with environmental features.


Sing Tao Daily
January 29, 2009

港節能建築亞太區大落後 (Hong Kong lagging in green buildings) (PDF)

隨着節能環保議題近年在國際間升溫,特首曾蔭權在今年的《施政報告》中也主力推動節能。


Perspective Magazine
January 2009

Greener, Cheaper, Better (PDF)

Benefiting both stakeholders’ interests and the planet, the advantages of energy-efficient buildings are starting to finally take hold in the Asian construction industry.


Asian Review of Books
June 30, 2008

Book Review

In this review, Doug Ogden writes: "Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future, an Asia Business Council book, is an excellent, comprehensive primer on Asia's green building trend."


South China Morning Post
November 1, 2007

Greener Buildings (PDF)

How energy efficient will the government headquarters in Tamar be? It should be among the most energy efficient in the world since it will be a brand-new development.


The Greening of Asia

Inside Asia
June 28, 2017

Mark Clifford: The Greening of Asia

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford talked about the economic rise of Asia, why economic growth has been such a disaster for the environment, his book The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, and whether China is ready to fill the global leadership role in fighting climate change.


National Committee
on U.S. China Relations
April 5, 2016

EVENT AUDIO | Mark Clifford on China After the Paris Climate Conference

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford drew upon his latest research to outline the global and domestic context of the energy and environmental policies that China has further embraced since Paris. A podcast interview on his book can be found here.


October 30, 2015

2015 Chris Welles Prize interview

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford discussed in an interview the book The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency. He was awarded the 2015 Chris Welles Prize by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for describing the environmental cost of Asia’s growth.


AmCham China
May 21, 2015

Coming Clean on Pollution in Asia

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford noted in an interview the need for much of Asia to clean up its actions stands out today as an imperative few companies can ignore.


Eco-Business
May 14, 2015

‘The Greening of Asia’: Some good news, finally

Through case studies, personality profiles and abundant statistics, Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford’s latest book offers some optimism about the state of our environment. Book reviewed by Jean Chua.


CNN.com
May 11, 2015

California's drought is Asia's nightmare

If the technology capital of America cannot manage its water, what hope is there for Asia? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


New York Times
May 5, 2015

Q. and A.: Mark Clifford on ‘The Greening of Asia’

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford discussed the need to link businesses, governments and nongovernmental organizations to fight climate change.


Financial Times

Financial Times
May 4, 2015

‘The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency’, by Mark Clifford

In the absence of skepticism, readers are left with a suspicion that there might be ‘greenwashing’. Book reviewed by Victor Mallet.


Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong
April 28, 2015

The Greening of Asia: Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Asia is enduring an environmental nightmare. In China alone, air pollution kills 1.2 million people a year. Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford gave a talk on what is needed to start cleaning up the mess in China and throughout Asia. The talk was covered by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.


The Economist
April 25, 2015

In need of a green revolution

The Asian economic miracle has lifted millions out of poverty, but at terrible cost. Book reviewed by The Economist.


Live Mint
April 24, 2015

Mark Clifford | Dealing with the climate crisis

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford spoke in an interview about better leveraging Asia's private sector in resolving the climate change crisis facing the continent.


Japan Times
February 7, 2015

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency

With our planet teetering on a climate crisis, environmentalists have recently started making the case for going green from the perspective that it’s good for business. Book reviewed by Finbar O’Mallon.


Forbes
December 30, 2014

Some Good News For A Change: Mark Clifford's 'The Greening Of Asia'

Book reviewed by Elizabeth Economy. The article also appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog.


Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs

ATKearney
October, 2012

Book Review: "Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation"

Asia has seen tremendous change over the past 60 years. A new book examines the "Tiger Cub" generation that will shape Asia's future.


WABC Radio
July 21, 2012

The John Batchelor Show


Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford discussed Asian regional identity.


WABC Radio
February 25, 2012

The John Batchelor Show


Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford discussed Asian demographic trends.

biz.hk
April 2012

Asians with a Vision

Book review by Helen Luk.


Gateway House
February 22, 2012

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation

While East Asia has recorded high economic growth and pulled many people out of poverty, inequality has widened. To create a more equitable society, countries are now looking at introducing minimum wages or tax reform. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford and Program Director Janet Pau.


YaleGlobal
February 20, 2012

Through the Eyes of Asia’s Tiger Cubs

The Asian Challenge 2020’s young essayists fervently believe that life can only get better. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford. This article also appeared in Khaleej Times.


香港經濟日報 (Hong Kong Economic Times)
February 20, 2012

《亞洲「虎子」 為未來10年把脈》(“Views of Tiger Cubs on Asia’s Next Ten Years”)

撰文:區可名、邱婷。


Research and Markets
February 14, 2012

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation

Research and Markets has introduced John Wiley and Sons Ltd.'s new book Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation.


Fortune China
February 6, 2012

《虎仔的明天》 (“Tomorrow for Tiger Cubs”)

One common tradition of how people celebrate the new year, whether in the east or in the west, is to reflect on the lessons of the past, with an eye towards improving things in the future. It is reassuring to see how bright and well-informed Asia’s tiger cubs are. By Thomas D. Gorman, Fortune China’s editor.


RTHK
February 3, 2012

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford talked about the challenges and issues of Asia's youth.


Asian Review of Books
January 29, 2012

Book Review

When trying to discern Asia’s future, perhaps the viewpoints we should seek most are those of Asia’s young, the people who will, after all, be living that future. Book reviewed by Nicholas Gordon, Asian Review of Books. This article also appeared in the Jakarta Globe.


Fung Global Institute
January 27, 2012

What Do Asia’s Future Leaders Think?

A new generation of Asians that takes the rise of Asia for granted is coming of age, but they also worry about challenges facing the region and are eager to put forward their own solutions. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Time
January 10, 2012

Tiger Cubs on the Prowl

What will Asia look like in 2020? If young Asians have their way, governments and companies will be more transparent and accountable. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


James McGregor (blog):
One Billion Ambitions

January 5, 2012

The Good Life or Western Manipulation?

The children of boom-time Asia have grown up with much different views than their parents, and they have very high expectations. By James McGregor, a senior counselor for APCO Worldwide.


Caixin
January 4, 2012

Asia's Time of Youth

Young Asians have higher expectations for political and economic institutions. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


The Standard
November 18, 2011

Book Raises Issues, Proposes Solutions

As the world's economic focus is shifting to Asia in what's been called the Pacific Era, the region has nurtured a younger generation who possess broader vision and a global outlook. By Siu Sai Wo, Chief Editor of Sing Tao Daily.


Sing Tao Daily
December 8, 2011

《虎子的眼光》(“Through The Eyes of Tiger Cubs”)

By Siu Sai Wo, Chief Editor of Sing Tao Daily.


South China Morning Post
November 18, 2011

The Spirit of Asia’s Youth Will Serve It Well

Perhaps the best people to answer the question of what Asia’s biggest problems are members of the younger generation—the ones who will, after all, have to come up with the solutions the region will need. By Bernard Chan, former member of the Hong Kong executive and legislative councils.


South China Morning Post
November 17, 2011

On the Watch

Whether or not one supports the Occupy movements, what’s unmistakable is the fact that it is not just the bottom rungs of our society who are dissatisfied with the status quo. It is also those who are in their prime years, having received decent education and grown up as Asia’s tiger economies were taking off. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Global-is-Asian
October-December 2011

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs

By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford and Program Director Janet Pau. (Page 73 of 76)