Tung Chee Hwa, Chairman, China-United States Exchange Foundation
Jun 21, 2017
On the first of July, Hong Kong will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its return to China. HKSAR's first chief executive reflects on how far the city has come, where it is today, and what the future may bring.
Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong
Xiao Geng, President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance
Jun 06, 2017
July 1, 2017, will mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, after more than a century of British colonial rule. It comes at a moment when China’s leaders are increasingly promoting Hong Kong’s unique role in advancing the country’s economic development.
Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Researcher, NYU US-Asia Law Institute
Nov 15, 2016
Chief Executive C.Y. Leung offers a chilling glimpse into what Trumpian politics in government might look like. In the context of statements made by the then-presidential republican nominee Donald Trump, Cheung illustrates how Chief Executive Leung exemplifies these policies, stances, and personality qualities of Trump. Principles once seen as fundamental to Hong Kong’s continued prosperity as diverse as separation of political powers, freedom of the press, and clean government have all been thrown into question by CY Leung’s administration, as have American values in this year’s election.
Lawrence Zhang, Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong University
Feb 27, 2015
The call for “real elections” has been the rallying cry of Hong Kong protestors, but open and direct elections of the Chief Executive may actually exacerbate the problem by introducing political gridlock. Lawrence Zhang explore three structural problems in the Hong Kong political system, highlighting the need to link up the Exco and Legco in a way that creates more effective and responsive government in practice as well as in the perception of the voting public.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Dec 18, 2014
Ted Carpenter argues that the contentious Taiwan issue has merely been slumbering during the presidency of Ma Ying-jeou, and it now shows signs of awakening as a part of Taiwan’s greater assertiveness toward Beijing – which also implicates the United States in their role as “protector.”
Nov 18, 2014
Tuesday morning saw the beginning of the end of the pro-democracy protests that have wracked Hong Kong for nearly two months. Armed with a court order to clear
Nov 11, 2014
As hedge fund managers declare victory with the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link, don't forget the obvious loser: the city's pro-democracy mo
Oct 31, 2014
Hong Kong’s protesters have laid a minefield for big business. The city’s democracy debate is a deeply divisive issue. For companies, keeping quiet is less ri
Oct 29, 2014
Tuesday night marked one month since the day Hong Kong’s police attacked peaceful pro-democracy protesters with tear gas and pepper spray, inadvertently insp