European Institute for Asian Studies
Webcast - Hong Kong’s Future and implications for the EU and Cross-Strait Relations
  • Start11:30 AM - Jun 16 2020
  • End12:30 PM - Jul 16 2020

On 16 June 2020, EIAS hosted an online discussion on the “Future of Hong Kong and Implications for the EU and Cross-Strait Relations”. The discussion was chaired by Mr Erik FAMAEY, Senior Associate at EIAS. Speakers were Dr Harry TSENG, Representative, of the Taipei Representative Office to the EU and Belgium, Dr Kerry BROWN, Professor at King’s College London and Dr I-Chung LAI, President of the Prospect Foundation. The discussion and Q&A session were moderated by Mr Stuart LAU, Europe Correspondent of the South China Morning Post.

As a prime interconnected financial hub, the online discussion debated Hong Kong’s trade and economic prospects post-COVID-19, with a focus on EU-Hong Kong and Cross-Strait relations. While COVID-19 is exposing challenges to the government, there is also scope for improvement in asserting accessible opportunities in the field of economics, finance, investments, and technology. Hong Kong’s global leading economic standing was analysed against the backdrop of changing political realities in EU-Hong Kong relations. With China’s increasingly apparent long-term objectives, policies and legal framework in place, Hong Kong’s importance as an entryway to the world for Chinese markets remains apparent. Financial developments were discussed, also taking into consideration the larger context of the US elections and their impact on the region. Observed from an Asian perspective, the US elections will be a global focal point, determining the US course and whether it will retreat from its leading international role. A second term for President Trump or a Democratic party revival steering US foreign policy will include substantially different approaches towards China and affect Asia at a broader level.

 

This EIAS Webcast took place as an online discussion between the moderator and the speakers, followed by an Interactive Q&A Session led by Mr Stuart Lau on 16 June 2020 from 11:30 to 12:00 Brussels Time.

 

Programme:

Chair:
Mr. Erik FAMAEY, Senior Associate, EIAS

Speakers:

H.E. Dr. Harry TSENG, Representative, Taipei Representative Office to the EU and Belgium

Dr. Kerry BROWN, Professor, King’s College London, UK

Dr. I-Chung LAI, President, The Prospect Foundation

Dr. Alicia GARCIA-HERRERO, Senior Fellow, Bruegel


Q&A Moderator:
Mr. Stuart LAU, Europe Correspondent, South China Morning Post

 

 

 

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On 16 June 2020, EIAS hosted an online discussion on the “Future of Hong Kong and Implications for the EU and Cross-Strait Relations”. The discussion was chaired by Mr Erik FAMAEY, Senior Associate at EIAS. Speakers were Dr Harry TSENG, Representative, of the Taipei Representative Office to the EU and Belgium, Dr Kerry BROWN, Professor […]

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