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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…

Playing a long game on Hong Kong

This article by Kurt W. Tong was originally published by the Brookings Institution as part of its Global China series. “On Hong Kong’s return from British to Chinese sovereignty in July 1997, Fortune magazine famously ran a cover story titled “The Death of Hong Kong.” Just as famously, over the subsequent two decades Hong Kong…

The Battle for Hong Kong is the Decisive Battle of our Time

This article was originally published in The National Interest . Its author Azeem Ibrahim has been involved with the Asia Scotland Institute for several years. New legislation proposed by the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing is set to allow mainland authorities to directly target anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The effect will be that the Hong Kong…