A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Hong Kong - Where China and Global Advantages Converge
A colloquium on the challenges Hong Kong faces in a fast changing economic landscape. Presented by C. M. Leung, the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States
Speaker/Performer: C. M. Leung, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States
Ranked the world's No.1 in economic freedom, No. 2 in ease of doing business and No. 3 in competitiveness, Hong Kong is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow. Being a separate member of World Trade Organization and a separate customs territory, Hong Kong is itself the world's 9th largest trading entity and enjoys the incomparable advantages under a free trade pact with the Mainland of China. As the center of global economy gravitates towards Asia, how does Hong Kong consolidate and strengthen its position as the region's international financial, trade and logistics hub? And how is it seizing new opportunities to become the launching pad of Chinese enterprises "going global"? What about the challenges it faces in governance and in meeting fierce external competition? Come hear from the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States for new insights into the fast changing economic landscape of Hong Kong, China and the Asian region.