The trade war between China and the U.S. has impacted global trade and also Hong Kong's economy. Meanwhile, protests stemming from the now abandoned extradition bill have caused massive disruption to people's daily lives, the economy and our reputation as an international business and air transport hub. The Hong Kong protests have purportedly been put on the agenda of the U.S.-China trade negotiations. A few U.S. politicians have even suggested amending the "United States-Hong Kong Policy Act" to remove the HKSAR's status as a separate customs territory from Mainland China, if Hong Kong were to lose its autonomy.
Facing external pressure from the U.S. trade war, a slowing global economy, and disruption in Hong Kong, what strategies can the Central Government implement to lessen the impacts? What new policies might be rolled out in relation to Hong Kong? The Chamber has invited Johnny Lau Yui-siu, a renowned political commentator and China affairs analyst, to speak on this complex topic at a roundtable luncheon on 5 September. He will share his views on the political relationship between China and the U.S., the current situation in Hong Kong, and the Central Government's possible strategies to address the challenges.