Asia Global Institute is pleased to welcome the 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellows. Launched in 2017, the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program is an interdisciplinary global leadership development initiative for mid-career professionals with a strong interest and track record in public policy. The Fellows come from different parts of the world and are on HKU campus from August 19 to November 15.
According to Andrew Sheng, distinguished fellow of AGI, "From the ‘yellow vest’ protests in France to the anti-extradition demonstrations in Hong Kong, race and identity lie at the heart of the recent wave of populism. Such is the outcome when economic inequalities aren’t tackled early enough."
At this lecture, Yoshikazu Kato talked about the key findings of his working paper on US-China-Japan relations. It was followed by a panel discussion with Jean-Pierre Cebestan on the G20 Summit and its implications for the trilateral relations.
At this lecture, Paul Evans of the University of British Columbia assessed the state of Canada-China relations and considered the context for the dispute and the outlook for a resolution.
Led by Professor Michael J. Enright, the study explores how Hong Kong’s further interaction with the Pearl River Delta can translate into expanded opportunities in the era of the Greater Bay Area.
China’s commercial sector is changing drastically and continually. In this report, key trends have been identified by 160 top-tier experts in China’s commercial sector from the Expert Committee of China General Chamber of Commerce together with the team from Fung Business Intelligence to draw key insights into China’s commercial developments over the coming year.
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Chinese and Japanese diplomats have concluded a round of strategic dialogue in Tokyo over the weekend. The resumption of the talks after a seven-year suspension is the latest indication of the revived China-Japan ties. Amid geopolitical uncertainties and escalating trade wars, what can we expect from these neighboring powers with a complicated history? Yoshikazu Kato, Adjunct Associate Professor of Asia Global Institute, was joined by fellow panellists at CGTN in the discussion.
Asia Global Institute's Distinguished Fellow Andrew Sheng says that the US is playing hardball with other economies now, but without cooperation it can’t devalue its dollar. It will need other countries’ help when the good times come to an end.
In East Asia, the decline of marriage has gradually become a new phenomenon. Compared to the elder generation, more young women prefer to stay single rather than tying the knot as a necessity. They are rejecting traditions of becoming a wife or a mother for various reasons. What's the social and economic impact? Yoshikazu Kato, Adjunct Associate Professor of Asia Global Institute, shared his view at CGTN.
In the interview with Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly, Professor Zhiwu Chen, director of AGI, said that when the trade war becomes an economic war, Hong Kong’s economic value to the mainland will only increase. Hong Kong’s unique position is founded on the “One Country, Two Systems”, which ensures the special role and value of Hong Kong’s capital market and its separate customs territory. This unique role has become even more prominent during the recent conflicts between China and the US.
Michael Spence, Advisory Board Co-Chair of Asia Global Institute, thinks the eighteenth-century British economist Adam Smith’s failure to consider the market’s distributional effects has come back to haunt us.
Asia Global Institute's Distinguished Fellow Andrew Sheng and Professor Xiao Geng argue that preserving Hong Kong’s position as a stable and reliable bridge between China and the rest of the world is in everyone’s interest. The first step will be to conduct a serious discussion about how to balance the autonomy promised by “two systems” with the sovereignty guaranteed by “one country.” Hong Kong’s people must make a vital calculation. As the most international part of China, Hong Kong has a major role to play in shaping China’s ongoing global integration and encouraging openness. If it abdicates this role, China’s central government will forge ahead anyway, leaving Hong Kong behind.