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February 28, 2019

Public Health, Climate Change, and Technology: Innovating Toward a Healthier Asia

Public health and climate change are both great challenges for Asia. Together they create a nexus of concern that could become the next big crisis for the region. While rapid economic development has pulled hundreds of millions out of poverty and people’s health and lives are much improved, Asia is dealing with an emerging set

September 15, 2018

Shenzhen, Beijing, and Silicon Valley: Chinese and U.S. Technology Clusters Vie for Supremacy

Driven by a proliferation of emerging, connected, and converging technologies, the economic future for China and the U.S will be one of immense change. Currently, a nation’s ability to innovate is closely linked to perception of national mastery, extending national hegemony into ecosystems of business infrastructure such as those created by large technology companies. Increasingly,

November 29, 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.

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.

December 20, 2017

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.

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.