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June 13, 2017

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.

September 26, 2016

Unleashing the Potential of Women in Asia and the Gulf

This briefing focuses on the opportunities and levers to unleash the potential of women, who present an immediate and sizable opportunity for Asia and the Gulf. Improving the education and workforce participation of women in the region is good for society, productivity, and the economy. Expanding opportunities and breaking barriers for women in Asia and

April 14, 2015

More green jobs in a cleaner China

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

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.

September 27, 2014

Beyond GDP: Measuring Progress and Well-Being in Asia

  In the past half-century, Asia has seen remarkable growth, lifting millions out of extreme poverty and achieving GDP growth rates that are the envy of the world. While GDP growth has been impressive on the surface, not everyone is benefitting from growth, as higher GDP growth for countries has not necessarily translated to better

February 26, 2014

The Future of Jobs in Developing Asia

Asia’s economic growth in the past half century has hinged on its “demographic dividend” – it is home to well over half of the world’s population and the majority of the world’s skilled and unskilled workers. Yet many parts of Asia are facing a job creation challenge, a malaise that has hit developed and developing

April 25, 2012

Asians with a Vision (PDF)

Book review by Helen Luk.

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.

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.

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