Andrew Leung

Andrew Leung has had decades of experience as a senior Hong Kong government official in a variety of fields including finance, industry, social welfare and overseas representation. Since his retirement in 2005, he has built up a reputation as an international and independent China strategist. He features regularly in international TV channels and conferences.
Andrew Leung
Andrew Leung has had decades of experience as a senior Hong Kong government official in a variety of fields including finance, industry, social welfare and overseas representation. Since his retirement in 2005, he has built up a reputation as an international and independent China strategist. He features regularly in international TV channels and conferences.

Latest from Andrew Leung

Opinion | China’s authorities can allay Hong Kong’s worst fears by addressing its frustrated democratic dreams

The central government understands the extradition bill triggered widespread anxiety about Hong Kong’s future. While maintaining law and order is the immediate priority, in the long term, a package addressing both universal suffrage and Article 23 could be negotiated.

24 Jul 2019 - 9:02AM

The central government understands the extradition bill triggered widespread anxiety about Hong Kong’s future. While maintaining law and order is the immediate priority, in the long term, a package addressing both universal suffrage and Article 23 could be negotiated.

China’s authorities can allay Hong Kong’s worst fears by addressing its frustrated democratic dreams
Opinion | To end the trade war and meet its centenary goals, China must embrace soft power and become more likeable

Beijing should treat broad anti-China sentiment as a chance to not only speed up structural reforms, but also embrace soft power changes that will make the Chinese dream easier to achieve.

17 May 2019 - 3:38AM

Beijing should treat broad anti-China sentiment as a chance to not only speed up structural reforms, but also embrace soft power changes that will make the Chinese dream easier to achieve.

To end the trade war and meet its centenary goals, China must embrace soft power and become more likeable
Opinion | China is facing not just a trade war with the US but an assault on all fronts. Can it survive, and even thrive?

The US is confronting China in multiple arenas, ranging from technology to Taiwan and the South China Sea. China can emerge stronger if it makes changes that benefit both itself and the US while retaining its development model.

24 Jan 2019 - 1:33PM

The US is confronting China in multiple arenas, ranging from technology to Taiwan and the South China Sea. China can emerge stronger if it makes changes that benefit both itself and the US while retaining its development model.

China is facing not just a trade war with the US but an assault on all fronts. Can it survive, and even thrive?
China’s economy may suffer under Donald Trump’s cold war but the US shouldn’t count on stopping it

Whatever US’ reasons, and whatever methods it may use, China is far too integrated into global supply chains for the US containment strategy to end its upwards trajectory.

17 Oct 2018 - 6:17AM

Whatever US’ reasons, and whatever methods it may use, China is far too integrated into global supply chains for the US containment strategy to end its upwards trajectory.

China’s economy may suffer under Donald Trump’s cold war but the US shouldn’t count on stopping it
Opinion | Never mind the trade war, this is how China and the US can both get what they want

The US’ concerns about China aren’t just shared by other countries, they also align with the mainland’s own goals for its future.

22 Jul 2018 - 12:28AM

The US’ concerns about China aren’t just shared by other countries, they also align with the mainland’s own goals for its future.

Never mind the trade war, this is how China and the US can both get what they want
Sinophobia should not define the US approach to China or its ‘emperor’ Xi

Despite the extensions to Xi Jinping’s power, there are still protocols and procedures limiting what he can do, and there are still ways of engaging China other than in destructive confrontation.

1 Apr 2018 - 6:31PM

Despite the extensions to Xi Jinping’s power, there are still protocols and procedures limiting what he can do, and there are still ways of engaging China other than in destructive confrontation.

Sinophobia should not define the US approach to China or its ‘emperor’ Xi
How a Sino-US relationship reset would help make America great again

The US stands to gain from China’s rise if it eschews confrontation in favour of collaboration.

14 Feb 2018 - 7:24PM

The US stands to gain from China’s rise if it eschews confrontation in favour of collaboration.

How a Sino-US relationship reset would help make America great again
How US President Donald Trump’s visit to China can make both nations great again
Hong Kong must safeguard ‘one country’ for the sake of ‘two systems’
Seven ways Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam can please Beijing and the people
China’s belt and road can lead the world to a greener future
‘America first’ thinking won’t survive in a hyperconnected world
Ten ways to turn around Hong Kong’s governance and relations with Beijing
10 reasons why the South China Sea ruling may lead to regional peace and cooperation
Huge potential gains of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ are worth the risks
Beijing is on track to meet its five-year goals
Trade can do what threats cannot, and bring North Korea in from the cold
2016 promises to be a make-or-break year, as a new China struggles to be born
How a softer approach by the US to balancing a rising China could pay dividends

Andrew Leung says the US can better balance a rising China by bridging differences in ideas and values

8 Nov 2015 - 12:41PM

Andrew Leung says the US can better balance a rising China by bridging differences in ideas and values

How a softer approach by the US to balancing a rising China could pay dividends
America must face up to China's rising global clout
Pan-democrats can build trust with Beijing by voting for political reform
Warnings of China's imminent collapse are - once again - greatly exaggerated

Andrew Leung says despite the dire prognosis from some China experts, the Chinese state and economy remain fundamentally sound - and a prediction of collapse is not supported by facts.

18 May 2015 - 3:00AM

Andrew Leung says despite the dire prognosis from some China experts, the Chinese state and economy remain fundamentally sound - and a prediction of collapse is not supported by facts.

Warnings of China's imminent collapse are - once again - greatly exaggerated
Can a slowing China navigate round a global storm of debt and asset bubble trouble?
China's Middle Kingdom dream offers opportunities for the taking
Can China really reach its ambitious goals for clean energy?

Russian President Vladimir Putin was not prominent at the Beijing Apec summit. Instead, what was probably on his mind was a second energy deal with China in the face of a looming "second cold war" with the West.

29 Nov 2014 - 4:35AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin was not prominent at the Beijing Apec summit. Instead, what was probably on his mind was a second energy deal with China in the face of a looming "second cold war" with the West.

Can China really reach its ambitious goals for clean energy?
Apec rivalry is only a part of broader Sino-US relationship

Amid crises over Ukraine and the Middle East, the world can be forgiven for failing to appreciate the full significance of China's plan to create a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific.

17 Nov 2014 - 4:48AM

Amid crises over Ukraine and the Middle East, the world can be forgiven for failing to appreciate the full significance of China's plan to create a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific.

Apec rivalry is only a part of broader Sino-US relationship
Political leaders must steer the protests towards an achievable outcome

In a city notable for law and order, a month's open disruption and challenge to authority, broadcast the world over, has been an intoxicating experience. Hong Kong's young protesters and their backers have surprised themselves.

3 Nov 2014 - 4:21AM

In a city notable for law and order, a month's open disruption and challenge to authority, broadcast the world over, has been an intoxicating experience. Hong Kong's young protesters and their backers have surprised themselves.

Political leaders must steer the protests towards an achievable outcome
Beijing's fear of separatism looms large in Hong Kong's political reform

At this make-or-break moment in our political history, it is time for both sides to calm down a little. The Scottish referendum, while different from our situation, may offer some useful perspectives.

7 Oct 2014 - 2:53AM

At this make-or-break moment in our political history, it is time for both sides to calm down a little. The Scottish referendum, while different from our situation, may offer some useful perspectives.

Beijing's fear of separatism looms large in Hong Kong's political reform
Cool heads needed to get Hong Kong on the right path towards democracy

Amid the political reform controversy, Beijing is often portrayed as reneging on its promise of universal suffrage, trampling on Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, turning a deaf ear to people's demands for democracy, and quietly eroding Hong Kong's freedom of expression.

25 Aug 2014 - 2:46AM

Amid the political reform controversy, Beijing is often portrayed as reneging on its promise of universal suffrage, trampling on Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, turning a deaf ear to people's demands for democracy, and quietly eroding Hong Kong's freedom of expression.

Cool heads needed to get Hong Kong on the right path towards democracy
Beijing's white paper lays down the red lines for Hong Kong

As expected, the State Council's white paper on "one country, two systems" turned out to have the opposite effect to its intention. It offered a timely helping hand to Occupy Central organisers, and looks set to galvanise a bigger turnout for the annual July 1 march.

30 Jun 2014 - 3:03AM

As expected, the State Council's white paper on "one country, two systems" turned out to have the opposite effect to its intention. It offered a timely helping hand to Occupy Central organisers, and looks set to galvanise a bigger turnout for the annual July 1 march.

Beijing's white paper lays down the red lines for Hong Kong