Anson Chan on Hong Kong's Future, and China's Role in the World
While China is aspiring to assume a more global leadership role, Hong Kong is facing uncertainty about its future. Almost 20 years after the handover, it still has a thriving economy, but increasingly struggles with its relationship with China. How will China seek to position itself in the world, and what does that mean for Hong Kong?
Ms Anson Chan has been a central figure of Hong Kong politics for decades. At Asia Society Switzerland's inaugural Geneva event, held in cooperation with the GCSP, she will discuss her views on Hong Kong’s challenges and China’s ambitions.
Ms Chan retired as the Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in 2001, after nearly forty years of service. She was the first woman and the first Chinese person to hold the second-highest governmental position in Hong Kong. During her career in the public service she was responsible, among other things, for the development of Hong Kong’s economic infrastructure - including the planning and construction of Hong Kong’s new international airport which opened in July 1998.
A networking cocktail will be served after the discussion.
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