Andrew Leung

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 | The seven trends that will define China in the 2020s

What can the world expect from China in this new decade? Besides US-China tension, slower Chinese economic growth, vertical integration and the tilt towards domestic consumption are all likely to have an effect on the rest of the world.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:47PM

What can the world expect from China in this new decade? Besides US-China tension, slower Chinese economic growth, vertical integration and the tilt towards domestic consumption are all likely to have an effect on the rest of the world.

The seven trends that will define China in the 2020s
Opinion | Six powerful reasons for Beijing to rethink how Hong Kong should be governed, in the interests of long-term stability

Hongkongers have signalled their intent for greater democracy, and pan-democrats’ electoral momentum will continue if the issue is not unaddressed. A solution will involve meeting some protest demands, but also Beijing’s national security concerns.

3 Dec 2019 - 6:48AM

Hongkongers have signalled their intent for greater democracy, and pan-democrats’ electoral momentum will continue if the issue is not unaddressed. A solution will involve meeting some protest demands, but also Beijing’s national security concerns.

Six powerful reasons for Beijing to rethink how Hong Kong should be governed, in the interests of long-term stability
Opinion | Hong Kong should enact national security laws, then seek a more liberal way to elect the chief executive

Beijing will never bend to mob coercion but is reluctant to send in the PLA and wants to preserve ‘one country, two systems’. A sensible proposal is to combine enactment of Article 23 with seeking a more progressive package for universal suffrage.

27 Oct 2019 - 8:15AM

Beijing will never bend to mob coercion but is reluctant to send in the PLA and wants to preserve ‘one country, two systems’. A sensible proposal is to combine enactment of Article 23 with seeking a more progressive package for universal suffrage.

Hong Kong should enact national security laws, then seek a more liberal way to elect the chief executive
Opinion | As Hong Kong protests cross 100 days, 10 ways to ensure an end to youth anger

Without unpacking the protests’ complex dynamics, dialogue and remedial action risk missing their mark. Apart from policies targeting youth empowerment, assurances on ‘one country, two systems’, as seen before 1997, would go a long way towards easing the unrest.

24 Sep 2019 - 11:49AM

Without unpacking the protests’ complex dynamics, dialogue and remedial action risk missing their mark. Apart from policies targeting youth empowerment, assurances on ‘one country, two systems’, as seen before 1997, would go a long way towards easing the unrest.

As Hong Kong protests cross 100 days, 10 ways to ensure an end to youth anger
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