Hong Kong - Where China and Global Advantages Converge


Lecture by Clement C.M. Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States


Thursday, February 13, 2014
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Executive Dining Room, B208, Gold Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Join the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and UCLA International Institute in hosting Clement C.M. Leung, the recently appointed Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States for discussion and insights into the fast changing economic landscape of Hong Kong, China and the Asian region.
 
Recently ranked the world's #1 in economic freedom by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, #2 in ease of doing business by The World Bank and #3 in competitiveness by IMD, Hong Kong is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow. Being a separate member of the World Trade Organization and a separate customs territory, Hong Kong is the world's 9th largest trading entity and enjoys incomparable advantages under a free trade pact with Mainland China. As the center of the global economy gravitates towards Asia, how does Hong Kong consolidate and strengthen its position as the region's international financial, trade and logistics hub? How is it seizing new opportunities to become the launching pad of Chinese enterprises "going global"? What are the challenges it faces in governance and in meeting fierce external competition? 
 
Clement Leung succeeded Donald Tong as Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States, the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in North America, on February 3, 2014. As Commissioner, he will direct the Hong Kong Government’s efforts in promoting U.S.-Hong Kong economic and trade ties, and constituency-building activities in the United States. He will also oversee the work of the three Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco.
 
Open to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and by invitation only. Bruin ID required.
 

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Anderson Center for Global Management/CIBER