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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.

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Bob Adams came to Hong Kong in 1969, the year the American Chamber of Commerce was founded in Hong Kong. Ten years later he was Chairman. 1979 was an extremely important year for the Chamber as China began to open up. The late seventies and early eighties marked a huge turning point in Hong Kong as the territory began its transition from a manufacturing based economy to a service based economy. In 1985 at the request of then Chairman, Gage McAfee, Bob founded AmCham's Government Relations Committee to open up a direct dialogue with the Hong Kong government. Here he reflects on his early memories of Hong Kong upon arrival and his first impressions of China in the seventies.

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Mark C Michelson is the Chairman of the Asia CEO Forum at IMA. He moved to Hong Kong in 1980 for one year and stayed rather longer than he expected. During his time as a member of AmCham, he has taken part in a number of important door knocks to both Washington and Beijing, most notably in the aftermath of Tiannenmen Square. Mark served as Chairman of AmCham in 1996, a crucial year for the chamber, just one year before the handover. At the time many commentators were pessimistic about Hong Kong's future, here he explains how the Chamber saw the transition.

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Jon Zinke, Partner at Keesal, Logan and Young, moved to Hong Kong in 1985. Like many expatriate Hong Kong residents, he moved here for two years, fell in love with the city and never left. Jon was AmCham Chairman in 2005 when Macau's economy was beginning to take off. As a resident of more than 30 years he's seen Hong Kong survive a number of destabilising events, but it has never shaken his confidence in the territory's resilience.