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Europe and China have long-standing trade and cultural ties dating back centuries. Today, the European Union and China are major trade partners, and in December 2020 an investment deal was agreed between the two economies. However, they do not see eye to eye on all issues, and the new Global Gateway infrastructure plan has been viewed as the E.U.'s answer to China's Belt and Road Initiative.

What is the outlook for China-E.U. relations in the near future? Where are the key opportunities in China for European businesses? And what role will Hong Kong play as the relationship between the two economies evolves?

David Baverez is a private investor and author of a number of books on China, including Beijing Express. In these, he shares his insights into the recent development of China and its evolving relationship with the E.U. He notes that many investors and policymakers based outside of China need to change their mindsets to better understand how the nation is developing.

At our webinar, Baverez will share his insights into the likely path of E.U.-China relations in 2022, the impact on businesses in Hong Kong, and the opportunities for investors.

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Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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David Baverez is an investor. After fifteen years spent between London and Boston, he has lived in Hong Kong for the last decade. For ten years (1995-2005), David worked for Fidelity Investments where he was in charge of various European and Global Equity funds. In 2005, he set up his own investment company, At the end of 2010, he took the contrarian step to return all funds to his investors, anticipating future European sovereign issues.

Since then, he has settled in Hong Kong where he spends his time understanding the disruptions linked to the emergence of the « New China ».

David is a regular columnist in the French newspapers L’Opinion and L’Express.

He is the author of « Chine-Europe : le grand tournant » (Le Passeur, 2021), « Beijing express » (Westphalia Press, 2018) and « Generation Tonique – L’Occident est completement a l’Ouest » (Plon, 2015),

David is a graduate of the HEC Business School and of the INSEAD MBA Programme.

Date and Time 2022/01/27 17:00 to 18:00
Venue This seminar will take place online
Media Closed to media
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Tel: 2823 1266
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