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Wed, 29 Mar

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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Seminar: Up Close & Personal @ NUS with Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of HKSARG

Up Close & Personal @ NUS with Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of HKSARG, on "How can Hong Kong join hands with ASEAN economies to harness regional growth in the post-COVID era"

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Seminar: Up Close & Personal @ NUS with Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of HKSARG
Seminar: Up Close & Personal @ NUS with Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of HKSARG

Time & Location

29 Mar 2023, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 469C Bukit Timah Rd, National University of Singapore, Singapore 259772

About the event

The global economy’s continuing shift to the East is clearly reflected in the growing significance of ASEAN and its 10 Member States. Blessed with abundant natural wealth, a fast-emerging middle class and a youthful population of some 660 million people, ASEAN is an economic powerhouse – the fifth-largest economy in the world. And, since the regional trade bloc’s beginnings in 1967, founding member Singapore has played a central role in its rising prosperity and influence.

As a major international financial, business and trade centre, Hong Kong enjoys the singular advantage of being governed under the “one country, two systems” principle. It gives the economy unparalleled, and ever-deepening, connectivity with Mainland China, the world’s second-largest economy and ASEAN’s largest trading partner.

With the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and Investment Agreement in effect for more than two years now, what strategies should Hong Kong and ASEAN pursue to accelerate regional growth and integration, particularly with the global economy fast recovering in the wake of COVID-19? How can Hong Kong help drive regional development? What, in particular, can it offer the 10 Member States of ASEAN?

Hear from Mr Paul Mo-po Chan, the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in this rare in-person event. 

Moderated by our own former Dean Bernard Yeung as well as Nicholas Zeng, our MBA-MPP Valedictorian from the Class of 2022!

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