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June 18, 2019

The View: As the US-China trade war bites, Hong Kong’s economic survival rests on its liberal values

Hong Kong needs to trim its dependence on the services sector, accelerate research and development, and open up new growth paths — and key to its economic survival are its fundamental values of personal and judicial freedoms. By Program Director Janet Pau.

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.

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.

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.

March 20, 2019

The View: 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 Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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