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PRESIDENT’S MEMO

It’s now official that Hong Kong is launching a major effort to develop the city’s fledgling digital economy. Chief Executive Carrie Lam admits Hong …

COVER STORY

<i>Peter Levesque, Chairman of AmCham Charitable Foundation's Board of Trustees, left, presents Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award winner Peter Nip,</i> …

CHAMBER NEWS - Five Minutes with… Mike Tsang

Director of Member Services & Business Development, Mike Tsang, explains how a background in customer services has helped him at AmCham<p><i>By Jennifer</i> …

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

<b>Name</b>: Hap Acee <b><br>Job title</b>: Vice President / General Manager Asian Operations <b><br>Company:</b> Standard Motor Products, Inc <b><br>Industry:</b> Automotive Parts <b><br>AmCham</b> …

INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION - Connectivity beyond Imagination

<i>Committee members visit the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Border Control Point</i><p>In time for China’s Belt & Road initiative and Greater Bay Area plan, AmCham …

TRADE & INVESTMENT - Sights Set on Eurasia

<i>Map information: CSIS Reconnecting Asia website</i><p>As regional powers compete for physical and political influence over the Eurasian super-continent, the …

CHINA BUSINESS - Benchmarking China’s Innovation Drive

Should China's glowing innovation performance be taken at face value? Scott Kennedy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies considers …

ASEAN FOCUS - Power Play

Underdeveloped Laos believes hydropower is its ticket to economic advancement but taming the Mekong River involves more than engineering<p><i>By Jennifer</i> …

FINANCE & ECONOMICS - A Global Center for Wealth Creation

Hong Kong is poised to expand as a global hub of private wealth management, thanks to robust GDP growth, increased levels of personal savings and an …

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Social Media for Social Good

<i>Former HKSAR financial secretary, John Tsang (5th from right), visits the Hong Kong Facebook offices.</i><p>Over the past decade, Facebook has made the …

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION - Jazzing for a Great Cause

AmCham has raised more than HK$200,000 (a record amount since 2012) at the Charitable Foundation Dinner, an annual occasion to raise funds for the …

PRESIDENT’S MEMO

A nagging theme has emerged across all active business sectors in Hong Kong, just past the point of the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover to …

COVER STORY

<i>AmCham proposes key measures in response to the consultation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s inaugural Policy Address, emphasizing innovation,</i> …

CHAMBER NEWS - Five Minutes with… Villy Leung

<i>Villy Leung, Director of Events & Marketing at AmCham, shares career advice and her love of travel</i><p><i>By Jennifer Khoo</i><p><b>What were you doing before you</b> …

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS - One Country, Two Systems: 20 Years and Beyond

<i>Photo: Chris Patten</i><p><i>Hong Kong remains a great city and one of the freest in the world, but it’s important that the community should talk to one</i> …

CHINA BUSINESS - China Conference 2017: China's Globalization Leap

<i>As China's globalization drive continues with the rapid rise of Chinese brands and tech companies as well as massive infrastructure and development</i> …

TRADE AND INVESTMENT - Introducing Qianhai

<i>Photos: CGI renderings of Qianhai</i><p><i>The Qianhai Special Economic Zone in Shenzhen has been touted as the “Next Hong Kong.” Dr. Witman Hung, Principal</i> …

COVER STORY - International Trade amid High Unpredictability

<i>A team of business executives and AmCham staff travel to Washington, D.C. for the annual “Doorknock” advocacy trip to meet with U.S. officials on</i> …

PRESIDENT’S MEMO

In our annual Washington “Doorknock” meetings this year, we spoke candidly about our view that the U.S. ought to remain actively engaged in Asia, …

Washington Doorknock 2017: A highlight of meetings

A summary of discussions with U.S. government officials, congressional leaders and think tanks on various issues including international trade and …

U.S. Tax Policy Undermines American Competitiveness

The current structure of U.S. corporate and income tax based on citizenship makes corporations and citizens abroad far less competitive than their …

CHAMBER NEWS - Five Minutes with… Michael Yu

This month we get to know AmCham’s new Director of China Affairs, Michael Yu, who explains his department’s role in implementing the Chamber’s China …

Member Spotlight

<b>Name:</b> Ruth Benny<p><b>Job title:</b> Head Girl and Founder<p><b>Company:</b> Top Schools<p><b>Industry:</b> Education Management<p><b>AmCham member since:</b> 2016<p><b>If you aren’t from Hong</b> …

CHINA BUSINESS - A Bay Area of Economic Strength

Founder & Managing Director of Silk Road Associates and renowned China economist Ben Simpfendorfer describes how a cluster of eleven cities in …

INFRASTRUCTURE & REAL ESTATE - Ahead of the Curve

Despite a free economy, a sophisticated financial sector, a sound legal framework and an efficient tax system, Hong Kong must seek closer integration …

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY - FinTech: From ATMs to Integrated Money Managers

<i>Henri Arslanian, PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for China and Hong Kong, speaks at the AmCham Fintech Forum in late 2016.</i><p>The application of technology in …

FINANCE & ECONOMICS - One Country, Two Systems: A Disparity of Financial Complexity

China is found to be one of the most complex jurisdictions in the world of accounting and tax compliance while Hong Kong remains one of the easiest …

ASEAN FOCUS - Reformed Thinking

Deep structural changes with a purpose have added gloss to the performance of the Indonesian economy. Next on the agenda are job creation and easing …

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

<i>Foundation trustees (front row, from left) Rob Chipman, Jon Zinke, Jim Thompson, Peter Levesque, Gage McAfee, Tom Gorman and Mark Michelson; (back</i> …

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION - In Support of Local Charities

The AmCham Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the American Women’s Association (AWA), provides five Hong Kong-based charities with charitable …