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: Aviation expert hails China’s use of high-tech to fight epidemic

By Gu Mengyan | | Updated: 2020-02-22 12:53 Michael Walsh, chief executive of Pacific Basin Economic Council, said the numbers of new infections in the past few days speak for themselves. [Photo provided to China Daily] HONG KONG-A veteran British aviation expert has praised China’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak as “right and effective”, especially its use of drones and robotic technology to fight the pathogen. Michael Walsh, chief executive of Pacific Basin Economic Council, a nonprofit organization…


: PBEC Board of Director makes a play in South China Morning Post

PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council Board of Director Sebastian Man makes a play in this weekend’s South China Morning Post SCMP – opinion piece for Beijing to broker a deal with property developers to resolve the housing crisis in Hong Kong.


: Global economy faces sharp slowdown

With the trade war between China and the US still raging on, the global economy continues to be the primary victim, facing a slowdown and affecting the rest of the world. However, some countries are doing their best to face the challenges posed ahead. One of these countries being Brazil. Roberto Campos Neto remains optimistic that Brazil’s economy will improve in the second half. It will be interesting to see if what Campos Neto says will come true and whether…


: To what extent is ASEAN еconomic integration a product of regional power dynamics in Southeast Asia?

This fascinating article, written by Andries (Zandre) Van Straten, seeks to explore the relationship between the members of ASEAN that are pursuing their own national interests and their reasoning behind eliminating regional trade barriers. The article also makes use of a study to determine the effects that the ASEAN members and the global power powers of the USA, China and Japan have had on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). It is certainly interesting to learn that the AEC is flexible…


: APEC China CEO Forum 2019

Taking place in Hangzhou, China from July 21st to 22nd, this year’s event will be a high-end platform to promote interaction, innovation and cooperation between everyone in the business community. PBEC’s director, Deborah Biber 白碧仪 will be in attendence. The event will feature speakers such as Houkun Hu, Vice Chairman of Huawei, Richard Von Appen, Chairman of ABAC, Monica Hardy Whaley, President, National Centre for APEC and many other notable personalities in the business world. Simply click on the link…


: Shenzhen – Hong Kong Regional Business Gathering Series

Focus: High-Tech Industries Date: July 17, 2019 Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm Venue: 22/F United Centre 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong The Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality is hosting the third seminar of its “Regional Business Gathering Series – Hong Kong” on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm. The Pacific Basin Economic Council is jointly working with Shenzhen International Investment & Promotion Association and CW CPA to invite business leaders and entrepreneurs in the high-tech industries to…


: Forum with focus on High Tech industries

PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council members & friends of PBEC who are into the whole high technology sphere and are interested to learn more, this forum is for you. Hear about the latest investment opportunities in Shenzhen, (duped silicon valley of the east) & one of the major GBA growth cities. If you wish to expand your own business into one of the fastest growing high tech cities in China and possibly AsiaPacific right now, this forum gives you…

: Asia Power Index 2019

Check out the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, a new analytical tool for sharpening debate on power in the Asia-Pacific. The Index ranks 25 countries and territories in terms of their power, reaching as far west as Pakistan, as far north as Russia, and as far into the Pacific as Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Explore state power across eight measures and 126 indicators. Plot the distribution of power in Asia on an interactive map. Compare variations in…