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Reaction and revenge

Duncan Bartlett, Asian Affairs – April 2021 The US and its allies have reacted to China’s tightened control over Hong Kong by placing sanctions on top Communist Party figures. In this article on Asian Affairs, Duncan Bartlett considers whether or not and how China will respond to this overseas condemnation. Read the full article here.

How rugby is helping Hong Kong’s ethnic minority children overcome pain, pandemics and prejudice

Andrew McNicol, South China Morning Post – 8 April 2021 The Integrated Brilliant Education Limited, an ethnic minority-friendly educational centre, recently organised a “rugby fun day” with the Hong Kong Rugby Union. This article in SCMP describes why the partnership’s sports activities are encouraging ethnic minority children to get outside after Covid-19 and keep active,…

HSBC offers lesson in corporate realpolitik

Financial Times – 23 February 2021 HSBC have made clear where their allegiances lie, with a relocation of some of their most senior leaders to Hong Kong. This article in the Financial Times explains why it should be no surprise that the bank is returning to their Asian roots in order to keep Beijing on…

10 Traditional Trades To Support In Hong Kong Before They Disappear

Helen Yu, Tatler Hong Kong – 18 February 2021 Beneath Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan and modern exterior there are many traditional heritages that are often forgotten but are a key part of the city’s historical and cultural identity. In this article, Helen Yu shines a light on these trades, including birdcage making, mahjong tile carving and…

Art Collectors William And Lavina Lim Donate Nearly 100 Artworks To M+ In Hong Kong

Jianne Soriano – Tatler Hong Kong Art collectors William and Lavina Lim generously donated a major collection of artwork to the museum M+ in the hope that it will be discovered by more people and educate people on the contemporary art scene in Hong Kong. Enriching Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene, it is now…

What Hong Kong can do for Scotland – Roy Leckie

Roy Leckie, Executive Director of Investment & Client Service at Walter Scott, first published this article in Reform Scotland, a charity which aims to inform and influence policy debate through research, the publication of reports and briefings and by arranging lectures and seminars.  It is well known that Scotland had a massive influence on the…

Hong Kong and Scotland

This article by Roddy Gow, Chairman of the Asia Scotland Institute, was originally published here, in the Friends of The Scotsman section of The Scotsman. Scots led the way in building successful businesses in Hong Kong. Now we should renew our economic edge by attracting entrepreneurs from Hong Kong to Scotland. Hong Kong’s population is…