The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort. We are seeking outstanding mid-career professionals who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and are up-and-coming influencers in politics, policymaking, business or civil society.
Join this special Global Thinkers session, which will cap this year’s AsiaGlobal Dialogue, the Institute’s flagship forum for thought leaders from around the world to address global issues of our time.
Launched in 2012, AsiaGlobal Dialogue (AGD) is Asia Global Institute’s flagship forum for constructive dialogue to bring out fresh insights and Asian perspectives on key global issues. AGD 2019's discussions will be centered around Building a Sustainable Framework for a Globalized Economy.
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."
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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In a New York Times article investigating financing problems in Ruzhou, China, Zhiwu Chen, Director of Asia Global Institute, says of the local government's borrowing problem: "Whether it is a financial lease or trust, they are just all tools for local governments to borrow. Officials stop one today, and they come up with another tool tomorrow.” He believes this is why despite years of talk on curbing local government debts, the problem persists.
Commenting on the recent rise in local Chinese government defaults in a Financial Times article, Asia Global Institute Director Zhiwu Chen warns if the situation worsens, “The surge in government defaulters could lead to a social crisis with workers taking to the street and protesting against official agencies."
In an interview with the Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion, Professor Zhiwu Chen, Director of Asia Global Institute, who is an advocate for financial literacy, discusses his recent quantitative history research and shares his views on the practice of financial inclusion in China.
The second annual China International Import Expo (CIIE) kicked off on November 5 at Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech in which he emphasized dismantling trade barriers and shore up global value and supply chains. Innovation is expected to figure in this year's CIIE, and how can it drive trade growth? Yoshikazu Kato, Adjunct Associate Professor of Asia Global Institute, was joined by fellow panellists at CGTN in the discussion.
On October 17, 2019, Zhiwu Chen, Director of Asia Global Institute, gave a keynote speech at the Sequoia CEO Summit 2019, which gathered more than 300 C-suite leaders and economists in Shenzhen. Zhiwu Chen said that entrepreneurs needed to generate alpha factors for their companies as one of the ways to mitigate uncertainty. Neil Shen, member of Asia Global Institute’s Advisory Board and Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China and Co-Founder of Ctrip.com and Home Inns, also shared his views on key entrepreneurial qualities in his opening remarks.
Alejandro T. Reyes, Director of Knowledge Dissemination of Asia Global Institute, says that if the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act becomes US law, it could do a lot of harm and very little good.