Tuesday, Dec 28, HK: Government releases external merchandise trade figures for last month and third-quarter balance of payments. Thursday, Dec 30, HK: Government releases balance of payment and salary figures for the third quarter. Wednesday, Jan 5, HK: Canadian Chamber of Commerce inaugurates its special speaker series with a visit by Canadian House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken. Friday, Jan 7, HK: HKGCC hosts roundtable luncheon on the investment environment in Macau and its incentive policy (in Cantonese). Wednesday, Jan 12, HK: French Chamber of Commerce presents a case study on the court decision winding up Zhu Kuan Group and its implications for investment. Speaker: Angela Wang & Co partner Janice Lee. Central Plaza. The British Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast seminar addressed by leadership and strategy adviser Brian Bacon on 'Turnaround during turbulent times'. Hong Kong Club. Thursday, Jan 13, HK: British Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast addressed by Professor C Duncan Rice of the University of Aberdeen on 'Universities: an international business'. Hong Kong Club. Asia Society hosts 'Confucianism and Democracy'; a lecture and dinner with William Theodore De Bary, Professor at the Columbia University and Lu Xiaobo, director at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Helena May, Garden Room, 35 Garden Road. Friday, Jan 14, HK: HKGCC hosts seminar on the regulation of the electricity industry beyond 2008.