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September 25, 2017

Artificial Intelligence in Asia: Preparedness and Resilience

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has begun to transform businesses, jobs, and economies. Machines are increasingly able to perform tasks that only humans could do previously—often more quickly and accurately, too. Significantly, they are also starting to generate results or insights by themselves when given access to data, without being explicitly programmed. AI presents an enormous opportunity—those

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.

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.

March 25, 2015

China’s Digital Economy Goes Global

The rise of digital technology businesses has the potential to transform the Chinese economy. Digital innovation is becoming the country’s new driver of growth, raising national competitiveness, incomes, and living standards. As China is reaching the point where the rise in wages has made China less cost-competitive as an exporter, the country is attempting to

August 13, 2012

Missing the Bus (PDF)

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.

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.

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.

February 28, 2009

Innovation in Asia

Whether Asia can become more innovative is a question whose answer holds the key to raising Asia’s future competitiveness and living standards for its populations. The region’s past few decades of rapid economic growth have largely been driven by its ability to become the factory of the world. Foreign know-how was important and there was