The corporate tax landscape of Hong Kong is about to undergo another reform for compliance with international standards necessitated by the Group of Twenty (G20) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This time, it is on the protection of tax revenue by combating cross-border tax avoidance and tax evasion perceptually prevalent among […]Read more "NOV 2016 EDITORIAL – STANDARDIZATION IN THE AGE OF GLOBAL TAX TRANSPARENCY"
Led by AmCham Chairman Walter Dias, a delegation of business leaders and senior executives was in Beijing for the annual “Doorknock” trip to meet with Chinese government officials and policymakers from October 23rd – 25th. The meetings were characterized by candid discussions on trade, investment, financial policies, US-China relations, and Hong Kong’s role in the […]Read more "COVER STORY – BEIJING DOORKNOCK: Prospects of Greater Business Engagement"
Last year, US-China trade exceeded US$600 billion; more than 300,000 Chinese students studied in the US; and Chinese cross-border investment directly supported a combined 1.7 million US jobs. In a new era of Sino-US relations – signified by global initiatives such as the Paris Climate Agreement but also disputes in other areas – former Secretary […]Read more "CHINA BUSINESS – FOR GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY"
Thailand’s shadow economy – the non-regulated, non-taxed part of its national economy – is among the largest in the world. Accounting for roughly half of Thailand’s official GDP over the last two decades, and largely responsible for the country’s remarkably low unemployment rate, the shadow economy appears to be not so much a concern for […]Read more "TRADE & INVESTMENT – LAND OF SMILES AND SHADOWS"
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “hanging on a limb” at the tail-end of a two-year congressional session amid a US presidential election, it is not a good day for the world of international trade. Rick Helfenbein, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), shares with AmCham his perspectives drawing upon his […]Read more "APPAREL & FOOTWEAR – 2016 AND BEYOND: CHALLENGES IN THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN"
More than 600 people, including members of the Hong Kong community, students of local and international schools and representatives of media outlets, showed up to watch the 2016 US presidential election at AmCham’s Election Central as results of the electoral votes from each of the 50 US states rolled in live on CNN. Organized by […]Read more "AMERICAN TOPICS – US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2016"
The American School Hong Kong (ASHK) opened its doors in Tai Po last month under the stewardship of School Director John Jalsevac. Under its STEAM curriculum, ASHK boasts an innovative teaching approach combined with a rigorous daily Chinese-language program, to equip students with the critical thinking skills necessary for success in the 21st century By […]Read more "EDUCATION – SHAPING CURIOUS, CRITICAL MINDS"