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Can Hong Kong Continue as Asia’s World City?
When Americans think of Hong Kong at all, many say the SAR is now “gone” following Beijing’s crackdown on protestors and liberal politicians in the city. But is that the reality on the ground? In this webinar, Jeremy will discuss the issue with Hong Kong business magnate Allan Zeman, Hong Kong-based lawyer Tatman Savio, and former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Robert Grieves.
When Americans think of Hong Kong these days, many say the SAR is now “gone” following Beijing’s crackdown on protestors and liberal politicians in the city. But is that the reality on the ground? And what does it mean for Hong Kong’s future role in the Pearl River Delta, now known in China as the “Greater Bay Area”? In this webinar, Jeremy will discuss the issue with Hong Kong business magnate Allan Zeman, partner at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP Tatman Savio, and former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Robert Grieves.
Robert Grieves is the Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Ltd, a strategic communications firm based in Hong Kong. Following a 12-year career in journalism for The Times (London) and The Economist (both in Beijing), and Time magazine and Forbes (both in New York), he has been a top-tier communications specialist since 1989. He is also the former Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Chairman of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong; and a member of the Hike for Hospice Organising Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care.
Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, founded the Colby International Group in 1975 to source and export fashion apparel to North America. In late 2000, The Colby International Group merged with Li & Fung Limited. Dr. Zeman then founded and is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group. In March 2018, Dr. Zeman was appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive as a member of the HKSAR Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development. In 2001, Dr. Zeman was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong.
Tatman R. Savio is a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (a limited liability partnership registered under the laws of Texas, U.S.A.) and a registered foreign lawyer in the firm's Hong Kong office. Her career focuses on Counseling clients on the extra-territorial impact of U.S. law and policy affecting international trade and business, representing clients in U.S. government investigations, internal investigations, and compliance matters, including with respect to U.S. sanctions, export controls and anti-corruption issues, and managing national security reviews by the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Jeremy Goldkorn is Editor-in-Chief of The China Project and co-host of the Sinica podcast. He moved to China in 1995 and became managing editor of Beijing's first independent English-language entertainment magazine. In 2003, he founded the website and research firm, Danwei, which tracked Chinese media, markets, politics, and business. It was acquired in 2013 by the Financial Times. He has lived in a worker's dormitory, produced a documentary film about African soccer players in Beijing, and rode a bicycle from Peshawar to Kathmandu via Kashgar and Lhasa.