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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.

Speaker(s) Johnny Lau Yui-siu
Johnny Lau Yui-siu has worked as a journalist since 1972. He served as director of the Beijing Office, Hong Kong Wen Wei Po until 1989. Two years later, he founded "Contemporary" Magazine, serving as Deputy Editor until 1995. He has hosted programmes "Developing the New World" on Hong Kong Metro Radio and "Political Sunday" at CRHK, and served as Affairs Advisor at Hong Kong Cable TV and a commentator of Canadian Radio. In 2008, he was an adjunct lecturer at the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University and Macao University. He regularly writes for Apple Daily, Hong Kong Economic Times, Oriental Daily, Sing Tao Daily and Ming Pao. He was awarded 'Outstanding Chinese Reporter' on the Olympics in 1988 and 'Peace Prize of Public Discussion' in 1989.
Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2019/09/05 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
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