Themed Recovery and Reformation: Asia in a Changing Global Economy, AGD 2022 will explore pressing issues such as the global economic outlook, digital transformation, sustainable development and equality, and the new framework for trade and investment in Asia.
We are excited to welcome 15 outstanding individuals to Hong Kong as part of the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program 2022. The 15 up-and-coming global influencers in politics, policy-making, business and civil society will be staying in Hong Kong from September 12 to November 19.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Heiwai Tang as the Institute’s new director from May 1, 2022. Professor Tang is also Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to joining HKU, he was tenured Associate Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He is also affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Center of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Globalization and Economic Policy Center as a research fellow.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center conducts multidisciplinary research on economic and business trends in the Asia-Pacific, in particular, topics related to the APEC forum. The center draws expertise from scholars and professionals from the fields of international economics, political economy, and industrial organization to promote and foster collaborative research on three themes.
In this webinar, Hyun Song Shin, Head of Research of the BIS and co-author of the working paper, “Central bank digital currencies: motives, economic implications and the research frontier”, discussed the motivations of central banks to issue CBDCs in light of challenges faced by the digital economy and more.
The International Chamber of Commerce's Advisory Group on Trade Finance proposes a new vision for trade finance built around accessibility for SMEs, digitization and global interoperability. The technology exists to overhaul how trade finance works and make it a lot more inclusive. There are clear opportunities for Hong Kong, Asia and the world in this new ecosystem. Find out from Victor K Fung, Eddie Yue, John W H Denton and others how technology could help overhaul trade finance.
Asia Global Institute generates and disseminates innovative thinking, and business-relevant research on global issues from Asian perspectives. It aims to inform global policy and actions towards a prosperous and sustainable future for all.
While the RCEP free trade agreement faces many challenges on the journey towards a zero-tariff regime, Hong Kong enjoys great opportunities from being at the agreement's geographical center. Professor Heiwai Tang, director of the Asia Global Institute, explains why during the 7th Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has barely seen any new homegrown billionaires reach the world’s top 500 in the past 25 years. The reason, in part, is due to the special role real estate has continued to play in Hong Kong’s $368 billion economy. Professor Heiwai Tang, director of the Asia Global Institute, tells Bloomberg that we need to have a change in mindset and think more about economic diversification in this city for future competitiveness and upward mobility.
Professor Heiwai Tang, director of the Asia Global Institute, shares his comments on Biden’s recently proposed IPEF with Asian economies in the interview with Phoenix TV.
Nearly half of all European companies based in Hong Kong plan to move out of the city after its government imposed some of the world's toughest restrictions in response to a fifth wave of coronavirus infections, according to the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Professor Heiwai Tang, director of the Asia Global Institute, shares his views on this phenomenon with Al Jazeera.
Despite booming trade, the EU-China relationship has become strained over the past two years. Heiwai Tang of Asia Global Institute tells SCMP that the Ukraine war will not affect trade in a significant way, given China remains a major supplier of manufactured products, such as computers, household appliances and mobile phones.
Since March 1, China has reported almost 90,000 infections nationwide, as well as its first Covid-19 deaths in more than a year. While low by global standards, China hasn’t seen such numbers since the start of the pandemic. The outbreak is driving gradual adjustments in policy by officials mindful of a population and an economy already pushed to the limit by two years of restrictions. “Beijing is fine-tuning its approach based on lessons learned from Hong Kong as well as other places that have dealt with omicron,” Heiwai Tang of Asia Global Institute tells NBC News.