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Will Hong Kong lose its own character in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area development? How can Hong Kong spearhead the charge in the new era of China’s Greater Bay dream? More importantly, what opportunities and challenges will be presented to international businesses in the region?

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China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, growing number of Chinese companies being present on the world stage are all part of the ambitious China’s “Going Global” strategy. Chinese outbound investment rose nearly 50% in 2016 from 2015 (Total US$170billion) and Chinese companies are outperforming overseas counterparts in industries ranging from technology to aviation. Will China grow into a global partner or challenger? What can foreign businesses do to capture opportunities in the globalization plan?

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AmCham is pleased to have Mr. Eddie Ahmed, Chairman, President & CEO of MassMutual International LLC joining us at the China Conference this year. Eddie talked to us at this year's conference about the Emergence of China in International Finance and Fintech. This dialogue session was moderated by Mr. Pete Sweeney (Asia Editor, Reuters Breakingviews at Thomson Reuters).

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AmCham talks exclusively to Mr. James Wang, Chief Investment Officer of HNA Group Co., Ltd. and the CEO of HNA Group (International) Co. Ltd. at the China Conference this year.

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On Sept 21, Lord Chris Patten of Barnes addressed an exclusive AmCham audience on “Prescriptions for Keeping One Country Two Systems Successful”. How can Hong Kong continue to successfully maintain two systems in an increasingly complex environment, and what example can it set for the rest of the world?

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AIIB’s Role and Insight from Beijing upon Hong Kong’s Joining: 1. The Vision for AIIB and Hong Kong’s membership 2. Hong Kong’s role in the Belt & Road scheme 3. AIIB in 2017: Sustainable Infrastructure, Cross-border connectivity and Private Capital Mobilization Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Policy & Strategy at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Introduced by Malcolm Kay, Superintendent, Stamford American School – Hong Kong at Stamford American School

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Opening Keynote: U.S.-China Relations in the Trump-Xi Era David M. Lampton, Chairman of The Asia Foundation; Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies Introduced by Peter McMillan, Head of Market Development, North Asia at Thomson Reuters Hong Kong Ltd

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On Sept 1, AmCham and its audiences were delighted to have an intimate lunch with the inspirational Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, a Director of Starbucks Corporation and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and recently appointed as Chair of the Economic Club of Chicago.

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Hong Kong wishes to contribute actively to the national and global effort to cut carbon emissions that the world needs in order to maintain the 2°C warming scenario within this century. The Hong Kong Government has set targets to reduce carbon intensity by 50 per cent to 60 per cent by 2020, compared with the level in 2005 and through various efforts, Hong Kong is on track to meet this target. The Steering Committee on Climate Change chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration has been steering and co-ordinating the climate actions of relevant government bureaus and departments, and is looking ahead to the next steps that Hong Kong needs to take to achieve its longer term goals in the next decade and more.

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On July 13, 2017, author Michael J. Enright presented findings from a ground-breaking new white paper report on the impact of U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) and U.S. companies on China’s economy. The event was held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and attended by members across the government, business and academic sectors.