Wang Dan, chief economist of Hang Seng Bank (China), joins #AllAboutMoney, to analyze China’s Covid testing industry market outlook as well as the automobile sales situation. She also shares her views on how to reduce the country’s record high unemployment rate.
Most of the world has moved on, and is living with Covid, but China is insisting on sticking to its zero-Covid strategy. Tens of thousands of testing booths have been set up across China, with expensive equipment installed to stamp out the virus in every corner of the country. Beijing has reportedly spent 300 billion yuan on PCR tests alone since the pandemic began. Some argue that the massive bill is worth it, but others are worried about the extra burden on cash-strapped local government
George Leung, the chief executive of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, joins #AllAboutMoney to share his views on how to reboot the city’s economic growth after the fifth wave. Other than border reopening, Leung thinks the government should also roll out incentive packages to attract overseas talent back to the city and ease the “brain drain” phenomenon the city has been experiencing since the pandemic began.
As the world races to resume normal life and reboot the economy, Hong Kong remains largely sealed off because of its stringent inbound #quarantine rules. Expats who have lost patience are leaving the city, once dubbed the world’s gateway to China, but which has now been shut for over two years. Business groups are all calling on authorities to ease the Covid #curbs otherwise Hong Kong may permanently lose its #international profile. In this episode of #AllAboutMoney, we speak with George L
FRIDAY BEYOND SPOTLIGHTS EP 10 EVAN AUYANG: Hong Kong Raises Unicorns that Lead the Digital World Episode #10 of ‘Friday Beyond Spotlights’ is hosted by lawyer and elected law-maker Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP, and features Mr. Evan Auyang, Group President of Animoca Brands. He comments on the strengths of Hong Kong as a vibrant breeding ground for unicorn companies and elucidates how Animoca Brands is leading the change in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. He also reveals the peopl
FRIDAY BEYOND SPOTLIGHTS EP 9 Grenville Cross: Hong Kong’s Rule of Law: Past, Present and Future Episode #9 of ‘Friday Beyond Spotlights’ is hosted by lawyer and elected law-maker Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP, and features Mr Grenville Cross, GBS, QC, SC, British barrister, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions from 1990 to 1997, and the first Director of Public Prosecutions for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region post-1997. He provides insight into the past, present, and future of Hong Kong’s leg
FRIDAY BEYOND SPOTLIGHTS EP 8 Dr Allan Zeman: A City Where Entrepreneurs Turn Dreams Into Reality Episode #8 of ‘Friday Beyond Spotlights’ is hosted by businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Mr. Patrick Tsang On-yip, and features Dr Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group. He highlights how Hong Kong offers a flourishing business environment with low taxation and extensive access to international and Chinese markets. Zeman also recounts his journey from a paperboy in Mon
FRIDAY BEYOND SPOTLIGHTS EP 7 Suhanya Raffel: M+ Platform for Modern Art, ArtTech & Art Trading Hub Episode #7 of ‘Friday Beyond Spotlights’ is hosted by lawyer and law-maker Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP, and features Ms Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director of M+. She reflects on how Hong Kong is not a ‘cultural desert’ as it is increasingly establishing itself as a major contender in the global arts and culture scene. She also shares some of the joys and challenges of directing Asia’s first global muse
FRIDAY BEYOND SPOTLIGHTS EP 6 Dr Sunny Chai: Hong Kong SAR at the Heart of Industry 4.0 and I&T DESCRIPTION Episode #6 of ‘Friday Beyond Spotlights’ is hosted by lawyer and elected law-maker Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP, and features Dr. Sunny Chai, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP). He sheds light on the unparalleled strengths of Hong Kong at the centre of Industry 4.0 and recalls some of the most m
Episode #5 of ‘Friday Beyond Spotlights’ is hosted by businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Mr. Patrick Tsang On-yip, and features Professor Tony Mok Shu-kam, Chairman of Department of Clinical Oncology and Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor of Clinical Oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof Mok elucidates the competitive advantages of Hong Kong in life science and medical research, as well as the opportunities for innovation and technology development in the Greater B
FRIDAY BEYOND SPOTLIGHTS EP 4 Maria Tam: “One Country, Two Systems”: Past, Present and Future Episode #4 of ‘Friday Beyond Spotlights’ is hosted by lawyer and elected law-maker Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP, and features Ms Maria Tam Wai-chu, GBM, GBS, CBE, JP, barrister and Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Ms. Tam evaluates the past, present and future of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in Hong Kong and reveals what w
Episode #3 is hosted by lawyer and law-maker Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP, and The Honourable Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah SJ, GBM, GBS, SC JP, Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong SAR who will share her career transformations and her secrets for success in taking on new challenges. A leader in the legal sector, Cheng will also share the city’s unique strength as a leading international legal services, deal-making and dispute resolution hub and how Hong Kong will grow from strength to strength under the O