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. Join us on January 26 at 1500 HKT as we explore the future of trade finance.
Based on their recent AsiaGlobal Paper, Tinglong Dai of Johns Hopkins University and Christopher S Tang of UCLA will examine challenges and opportunities for ESG and supply chain management practitioners and researchers, and, through case studies, illustrate why well-calibrated ESG measures should play a central role in supply chain management practices.
Fellows from the UK and India, who are both physicians and public-health experts, and an urban design specialist from Singapore will consider how to make cities healthier, safer, more productive and more pleasant places to live in this webinar on December 21 at 1600 HKT.
Join our upcoming QH Webinar featuring Yiling Zhao (PKU School of Economics) and explore how the presence of home economics education led to a higher proportion of women choosing a major in science
Based on their upcoming AsiaGlobal Paper, “The Effects of Covid-19 on Digitalization in Southeast Asia: A Crisis Within a Crisis”, Reuben Mondejar of IESE Business School and Arthur Gogatz of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang will examine the transition to digitalization in both the public and private sectors in Southeast Asia before and during the Covid-19 acceleration period, and how this unique crisis has brought and will continue to spawn both problems and benefits on December 7 at 0900 HKT.
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2021 has been a record year for China’s internet moguls: according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the country’s 10 richest tech tycoons lost $US80 billion in combined net worth amid widescale crackdowns by Chinese regulators. “The best days for China’s tech sector are behind us for now,” Asia Global Institute Director Zhiwu Chen told Bloomberg. “Without access to American capital markets, the history of China’s tech sector would have been very different.”
Billionaire owners of Chinese developers have dipped into their own pockets for at least $3.8 billion to save their troubled companies from default, as a cash crunch engulfs the industry. Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, shares more insights on personal and company assets in the developing Evergrande situation in Bloomberg.
Alejandro Reyes, director of knowledge dissemination at the Asia Global Institute, was joined by fellow panellists at RTHK to discuss US-China relations.
In 2020, real estate giant Evergrande outlined a bold plan for itself - it was going to conquer Tesla. But the real estate giant is now $305 billion in debt, and still hasn't sold a single car. Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, comments on Evergrande's electric-vehicle business in Insider.
Evergrande is on tenterhooks with its creditors – inside and outside China – its suppliers, its employees and the thousands of families who invested their savings in buying homes and now fear being ruined. "Chinese government officials have been busy intervening and actively working on a feasible restructuring plan," says Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, in BBC News.
The real estate developer Evergrande once binged on debt. Now the music has stopped, investors are panicking and experts are warning of an imminent failure. Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, comments on Evergrande's latest development in The New York Times.