Tuesday, 26 March 2013

United States Urged to “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong"


HKTDC’s Largest US Services Promotion Set for June
in New York and Los Angeles

March 26, 2013 – The largest Hong Kong promotion ever to take place in the United States will be held this summer to showcase Hong Kong’s advantages for American companies looking to tap new business opportunities in Asia, particularly on the Chinese mainland.

“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” will feature symposiums in New York and Los Angeles, June 11 and 14 respectively. Speakers will include CY Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, and more than 60 prominent senior executives from global companies. The event is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), with support from 14 Hong Kong partners and close to 100 US organisations.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

2013 OECD China Economic Survey


The OECD is currently launching its 2013 China Economic Survey. This is the third survey, the first was published in 2005 and the second in 2010.

This year's survey focuses on five policy areas:

  1. Financial sector reform
  2. Competition and innovation
  3. Inclusive urbanisation
  4. Relations between levels of government
  5. Greening growth
In this post, I give you a candid assessment of this report based on my years of experience at the OECD working directly with the Chinese government. At the bottom I give you a link so you can read the whole report free of charge.