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January 25, 2023

Virtual Event: Assessing Hong Kong’s Future as a Global Business Hub


Several years have passed since Beijing began tightening its grip on Hong Kong, most notably via the imposition of the National Security Law in 2020. How has the city’s changed political environment affected its regional and global competitiveness?


Please join the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies on January 25th from 8:00 AM - 9:15 EST for a virtual discussion of Hong Kong’s political and economic status, implications for businesses, and how Beijing’s approaches are impacting the city’s future.


The event will begin with a keynote address by U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau Greg May, followed by an armchair discussion between Greg and his predecessor, Hanscom Smith, the former Consul General now serving as a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs and a senior associate in the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies.


An expert panel discussion will follow, featuring Hanscom, Olivia Enos, Washington Director for the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong (CFHK) Foundation, Charles Wong, Chairman and CEO of Silkwave, Inc., and Ho-fung Hung, Henry M. and Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Professor of Political Economy in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, moderated by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS.




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