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Britain in Hong Kong: The Cost of Green

Author: Gina Miller, Editor, Britain in Hong Kong



Britain in Hong Kong: China OFDI - Going Global Responsibly

Author: Gina Miller, Editor, Britain in Hong Kong



30 Years of Britcham: A Potted History

Author: Gina Miller, Editor, Britain in Hong Kong



Britain in Hong Kong: How Smart Are We?




Dying For Care

Author: James Kelly

With the general public in Hong Kong making the housing problem an overriding priority, other emerging social issues; the aging population and the quality of end-of-life care have seemingly been overlooked. These two issues have resulted in a phenomenon that we have never seen elsewhere before. In Hong Kong’s healthcare system 90% of people pass away in hospitals, while 10.7% of people express that they would prefer to die in the hospital due to fear of deterioration in the value of their property.

Care workers are understaffed and the increasing demand for residential care has also caused growing pressure and problems to the health care sector in Hong Kong. It is time for Hong Kong to learn from its counterparts in order to develop feasible solutions that pay respect to the contribution of the elderly and keep their last journey as enjoyable as it can be.

To read more about the end-of-life and health care service in Hong Kong.



What Is WeChat?

Author: Alan Ma

Digital marketing: What is WeChat
With the increasing popularity to China’s local market, WeChat has attracted over 938 million active users. Major brands have embarked on their marketing campaigns on this ‘SuperApp’ in order to successfully engage with the growing Chinese market. Market indications suggested that WeChat will continue to become an essential powerhouse for business on a global level.
Click here to read more about The market opportunities that WeChat can offer. 



Andrew Seaton, Executive Director at British Chamber of Commerce, speaks on RTHK


This morning, Andrew Seaton, Executive Director at The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, joined Peter Lewis on RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong for Money Talk. Andrew speaks about business needs for the transition of Brexit, how it will affect UK businesses holding economic relations with the EU, and how it will impact the Hong Kong market.



Hong Kong Highlighted in British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Outlook


The Quarterly International Trade Outlook, published by the BCC and DHL for the first quarter of 2017, shows that confidence among UK exporters remains strong.

The number of businesses reporting improved export sales increased in the first quarter of 2017. Businesses in both manufacturing and services are also more confident that their turnover and profitability would increase in the coming 12 months.

The BCC/DHL Trade Confidence Index, which measures the volume of trade documentation issued by accredited Chambers of Commerce, rose by 5.5% on the quarter – and is up 9.06% from the same quarter last year – standing at its second highest level on record.

The results show that businesses are continuing to trade despite political uncertainty, however currency fluctuations remain a concern. 52% of manufacturers and 25% of services firms say exchange rates are more of a concern to their business than three months ago.

The full Quarterly International Trade Outlook report is available here.



Finance Feature: On the Hook


With the advent of the Securities and Futures Commission’s decision to implement a Manager-in-Charge regime, a new class of officers of licenced corporations could be in line to face the music for any malfeasance.



Inspirational Women: A First Lady of STEM


An interview with Kathy Chen, Former Managing Director of Twitter, China, discussing her career success in the tech industry.



Retail: Commercial Drive


An overview of Hong Kong's retail market, its trends and where it's headed. Kevin Lam, Head of Business Space at Cushman & Wakefield, speaks about high street rental prices, the hospitality sector, and the fast-moving players of the industry. 



COMMUNICATION: Culture at Work


No rights and wrongs - but a potential minefield of miscommunication. Learn how to adapt to different behaviours, minimise potential conflict and take steps to fully integrate your employees in creating new ways to work together.



Is China Leading the World in Green Finance? What Role Should Hong Kong Play?


This February, the Chamber ran a panel on green finance and what role Hong Kong can and should play.



Empowering People: British Chamber GETsIT VTC Programme


The British Chamber and the Vocational Training Council provide excellent opportunities for IT students and the companies that hire them.



Gen Z LIfe Beyond the Glass Ceiling

Author: Gina Miller

The technology generation was born to Skype, Facebook, Yahoo and all things Internet. Will this Generation Z free us from the margins that have traditionally split the workplace?



Fintech Sector Needs More Women

Author: Ivan Yip, Inward Investment Manager, UK Department for International Trade – Hong Kong & Macau

It’s a double-whammy: tech and finance have traditionally been maledominated fields and as such, have been limited in perspective and experience. The inclusion of more women and greater diversity in general have proven to increase ROI and offer fresh insights for those companies wise enough to broaden their workforce.



China – Beijing fully adopts new methods to calculate disability fund contributions


As a direct result of the issuance of Circular 72 on September 8th 2015 Beijing is the first city to fully adopt a new method for calculating a company’s contribution to the disabled persons’ employment security fund. The 2015 rules became effective in Beijing on January 1st 2016 and are expected to eventually be expanded to and fully implemented in other parts of the country which are currently still using the 1995 rules or have implemented the new calculation method but established an upper limit on the disability fund calculation base.



Enough Monkeying Around

Author: Gina Miller

What a year it's been: Britain in Hong Kong reviews the highs and lows of 2016, and looks forward to brighter – if no less controversial – days in 2017.



Report: Renminbi Ascending - the Atlantic Council, Thomson Reuters, the City of London Corporation and Standard Chartered

Author: The Atlantic Council, Thomson Reuters, the City of London Corporation and Standard Chartered

Three decades of double-digit growth, fueled by strong exports and high government investment, have transformed China into the world’s leading trading nation and second largest economy. By some accounts, it will surpass the United States to become the world’s largest economy by as early as 2022.

Download the new report “Renminbi Ascending” by the Atlantic Council, Thomson Reuters, the City of London Corporation and Standard Chartered to find out more about this changing landscape. And watch our exclusive video in which David Craig, President of the Financial and Risk business, Thomson Reuters, speaks to Dr. Chris Brummer, C. Boyden Gray Fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the report, about the challenges and opportunities arising from the internationalization of China’s currency, asking: “What will this multi-polar world look like in 5 years time?”

Some of the highlights of the report include in depth analysis of:

  • The Currency Internationalization Process—And What Makes China Different
  • The impact RMB internationalization will have on the global financial system
  • Areas of reform needed to move the process forward in a stable way

Download the report and watch our exclusive video to gain essential insights into how China is blazing its own trail to currency internationalization.




DHL Air Trade Leading Index (DTI) Report - Q3 2015

Author: DHL Express (Hong Kong) Ltd



HKTDC Arbitration Study 2015

Author: KPMG Hong Kong

International Arbitration – Asia Pacific

KPMG Hong Kong is conducting a survey on international arbitration in the region. It is the first study of its type in the Asia Pacific and we invite all members with experience in international arbitration to take part. The study seeks to better understand the regional arbitration market and preferences for choice of seat. Click here to learn more or to complete the survey online. If you have any questions about this study, please contact Davyd Wong of KPMG Hong Kong at

Deadline: 15 July 2015


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