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DEC 2016 EDITORIAL – HKSAR 20TH ANNIVERSARY – REDEFINING HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC ROLE

Hong Kong as an outward-looking city has a unique and significant economic footprint in the Asia Pacific region and globally. With its world-class …

Hong Kong

COVER STORY – INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN A TRANSFORMING ECONOMY

In a new era of growing protectionism, global trade – a key driver of economic growth in Asia – is bound to become more subdued – an enormous …

CHAMBER TOPICS – AMCHAM PRESIDENT BIDS FAREWELL

On 1 January 2017, after leading the largest international chamber of commerce in Hong Kong for nine years, AmCham Hong Kong President Richard R …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE – HOW EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP DRIVES CHANGE

By Kenny Lau<p>Dr Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP, is a highly accomplished woman, a dedicated public servant, and a role model reminding us of the importance of …

CHANGE IS GOOD

By Kenny Lau<p>Teresa Ko is a legal professional who has achieved a one-of-a-kind resume of accomplishment, having been awarded AmCham’s WOI …

OURSELVES, OUR ORGANIZATIONS, OUR SOCIETY

In two panel discussions and a workshop led by prominent women leaders, conference participants learn: how to improve leadership effectiveness …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Anson Chan, Convenor, Hong Kong 2020<p>By Kenny Lau<p>There are few – men or women – who have accomplished as much as Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary of …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Stephanie Hui, Head of Merchant Banking Division, Asia Pacific Ex-Japan, Goldman Sachs<p>By Jennifer Khoo<p>When Harvard graduate Stephanie Hui entered the …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: NON-PROFIT LEADER OF THE YEAR

Jenny Bowen, Founder & CEO, OneSky For All Children<p>By Kenny Lau<p>Having saved the lives of over 130,000 orphan children, Jenny Bowen is undoubtedly the …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Lori Granito, Kitchen Sync Culinary Incubator, Managing Director, Go Gourmet Group of Companies<p>By Kenny Lau<p>As co-founder of Kitchen Sync, Hong Kong’s …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: MASTER OF THE ARTS

Sandra Walters, Director, Sandra Walters Consultancy Ltd<p>By Kenny Lau<p>Sandra Walters is an influential voice in Hong Kong’s contemporary art scene. …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Sandra Leung, COO, Market Development Division, Hong Kong Stock Exchange<p>By Kenny Lau<p>Like many other young talents, Sandra Leung grew up in a …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: CHAMPION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN

Ben Way, CEO, Macquarie Group Asia<p>By Jennifer Khoo<p>For Ben Way, the issue of gender equality is of both personal and professional significance.<p>Growing …

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: BEST COMPANY FOR WOMEN

Marriott International, Inc (represented by Fanny Cheng)<p>By Kenny Lau<p>Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company based in the US state …

INDUSTRY FOCUS - HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

By Jennifer Khoo<b>A.T. Kearney</b>A majority (59 percent) of European C-Suite executives say digital innovation has not delivered high business impact at …

Governance

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION – NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

A doctor of tremendous ethical and professional competence and an individual of high standards and integrity, Dr. Thomas Chan is named winner of …

AMERICAN TOPICS – IN CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING

AmCham kicked off the holiday season with a recent luncheon in honor of the American Thanksgiving tradition right here in Hong Kong. It was a …

INDUSTRY FOCUS – INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS IN HONG KONG

By Jennifer Khoo<p><b>Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld</b><p>Akin Gump partners specializing in global trade, Stephen Kho and Tatman Savio, have spoken on the …

Governance

EDUCATION – SHAPING CURIOUS, CRITICAL MINDS

The American School Hong Kong (ASHK) opened its doors in Tai Po last month under the stewardship of School Director John Jalsevac. Under its STEAM …

Education

AMERICAN TOPICS – US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2016

More than 600 people, including members of the Hong Kong community, students of local and international schools and representatives of media outlets, …

Elections

APPAREL & FOOTWEAR – 2016 AND BEYOND: CHALLENGES IN THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “hanging on a limb” at the tail-end of a two-year congressional session amid a US presidential election, it …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

TRADE & INVESTMENT – LAND OF SMILES AND SHADOWS

Thailand’s shadow economy – the non-regulated, non-taxed part of its national economy – is among the largest in the world. Accounting for roughly …

Thailand

CHINA BUSINESS – FOR GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY

Last year, US-China trade exceeded US$600 billion; more than 300,000 Chinese students studied in the US; and Chinese cross-border investment directly …

China

COVER STORY – BEIJING DOORKNOCK: Prospects of Greater Business Engagement

Led by AmCham Chairman Walter Dias, a delegation of business leaders and senior executives was in Beijing for the annual “Doorknock” trip to meet …

China

NOV 2016 EDITORIAL – STANDARDIZATION IN THE AGE OF GLOBAL TAX TRANSPARENCY

The corporate tax landscape of Hong Kong is about to undergo another reform for compliance with international standards necessitated by the Group of …

Taxes

OCT 2016 COVER STORY – US-HONG KONG RELATIONS: BUILDING ON SUCCESS

In his first public speech since assuming the post of US Consul General for Hong Kong and Macau, USCG Kurt W Tong places a great emphasis on the …

CHINA BUSINESS – MANAGING THE TRANSITION: FOREIGN BUSINESS IN THE NEW CHINA

Between the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and the re-opening of the Chinese market in 1979, China was an inward and isolated …

CHINA CONFERENCE: THE NEW PATH OF CHINA

By Kenny Lau<p>Between the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and the re-opening of the Chinese market in 1979, China was an inward and …

CHINA CONFERENCE: COLLABORATION & COMPETITION IN THE NEW CHINA

By Jennifer Khoo<p>Ever since Deng Xiaoping opened China’s doors to the world in 1978, the nation’s economy has grown from strength to strength. Foreign …

CHINA CONFERENCE: CHINA’S REFORMS & HONG KONG’S ROLE

By Nan-Hie In<p>China’s Third Plenum in 2013 outlined sweeping economic, legal, market and social plans to improve the quality of life for citizens of …