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In light of China’s currency turmoil, at a time of unprecedented global economic interdependencies and geopolitical challenges, the possibility of a new global recession led by China is on everyone’s mind. For our first talk of 2016, we’re asking: is China in economic chaos?

Lord Stephen Green, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment, and former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc will guide us through recent events, their implications for Europe’s financial institutions, and companies here in the United Kingdom.

His analysis will be delivered at the Canongate Kirk where the great Economist and Philosopher, Adam Smith, is buried.

Following Lord Green’s talk, Eamonn Butler, founder and director of the Adam Smith Institute, will chair a moderated discussion with the audience. The Adam Smith Institute is one of the world’s leading think tanks; independent, non-profit and non-partisan, it works to promote libertarian and free market ideas.

Lord Green is author of ‘Reluctant Meister: How Germany’s Past is Shaping its European Future‘ and ‘The European Identity: Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny’. Both books will be available to purchase at the event.

We look forward to welcoming members and followers of Asia Scotland to this very unique event on February 4th. Tickets will also available be on sale at the Kirk (cash) with special prices for members of the Institute and also members of the Canongate congregation covering the talk and reception.

A drinks reception will be held nearby at the Younger Hall, providing an opportunity to meet a variety of people and network with others who share a common interest in Scotland’s future with Asia.

February 04 2016


Date: February 4, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Canongate Kirk

153 Canongate
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 8BN United Kingdom

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