Janet Pau

Janet Pau

Janet Pau is executive director of the Asia Business Council. Previously, she was director of The Economist Group's Corporate Network in Hong Kong, program director of the Asia Business Council, and manager at Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council in Washington D.C. She is co-author of the book "Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation". She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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The View | How cities can be successful in the post-pandemic world

The interconnectedness that global cities once prized risks being dismantled as Covid-19 lingers on. The success of cities might no longer be based on their external connectedness but rather on how flexible they are in constant uncertainty.

The interconnectedness that global cities once prized risks being dismantled as Covid-19 lingers on. The success of cities might no longer be based on their external connectedness but rather on how flexible they are in constant uncertainty.

15 Dec 2021 - 9:15AM
The View | How safe international meetings can help Hong Kong achieve an economic reset

Holding one or two premier events with visitors from low-risk locations will boost confidence and cement Hong Kong’s status as a hub for safe meetings.

Holding one or two premier events with visitors from low-risk locations will boost confidence and cement Hong Kong’s status as a hub for safe meetings.

17 Aug 2021 - 2:30PM
The View | Hong Kong’s economic destiny looks grim, given its ageing population and a younger generation culturally pressured to conform

Hong Kong is the fastest-ageing economy in the world, and has the lowest population share of children under 14. The city faces a grim economic fate, unless the older and younger generations can work together to change the growth model.

Hong Kong is the fastest-ageing economy in the world, and has the lowest population share of children under 14. The city faces a grim economic fate, unless the older and younger generations can work together to change the growth model.

31 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM
The View | No wonder Hongkongers are frustrated when the system is so unequal, unaffordable and uncaring

Hong Kong’s youth and its middle class no longer believe in upward mobility and see little but more competition ahead. Facing economic insecurity and disconnect from older generations, they turn to protests as a way of belonging.

Hong Kong’s youth and its middle class no longer believe in upward mobility and see little but more competition ahead. Facing economic insecurity and disconnect from older generations, they turn to protests as a way of belonging.

17 Sep 2019 - 10:23PM
The View | As the US-China trade war bites, Hong Kong’s economic survival rests on its liberal values

Hong Kong must trim its dependence on its services sector, accelerate research and development, and open up new growth paths — and key to its economic survival are its fundamental values of personal and judicial freedoms.

Hong Kong must trim its dependence on its services sector, accelerate research and development, and open up new growth paths — and key to its economic survival are its fundamental values of personal and judicial freedoms.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:35PM
Opinion | Chinese tech companies should focus on conquering the world from Shenzhen, as hostility increases abroad

Given the hostile investment environment overseas, it’s time for Chinese tech players to go back to the Greater Bay Area and focus on winning the global race for technological supremacy from its home base.

Given the hostile investment environment overseas, it’s time for Chinese tech players to go back to the Greater Bay Area and focus on winning the global race for technological supremacy from its home base.

18 Dec 2018 - 10:24PM
Opinion | Hong Kong can retain its special status with the US if it cultivates its differences from mainland China

As the trade war and a US report raise questions about how Hong Kong will be treated, it must strengthen its role as a guardian of global norms by safeguarding the rule of law, intellectual property protections, financial market expertise and academic freedom.

As the trade war and a US report raise questions about how Hong Kong will be treated, it must strengthen its role as a guardian of global norms by safeguarding the rule of law, intellectual property protections, financial market expertise and academic freedom.

23 Nov 2018 - 6:00PM
Artificial intelligence will change the job market and Hong Kong isn’t ready

Hong Kong is behind its Asian neighbours in how well it is preparing for artificial intelligence, as well as how flexibly its job market will respond to automation.

Hong Kong is behind its Asian neighbours in how well it is preparing for artificial intelligence, as well as how flexibly its job market will respond to automation.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
24 Jan 2017 - 8:53PM
29 May 2015 - 10:58AM
Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope

Many of Hong Kong's young generation have been cleared off the streets in the Occupy Central movement. The future path they face is uncertain.

Many of Hong Kong's young generation have been cleared off the streets in the Occupy Central movement. The future path they face is uncertain.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:20AM
17 Nov 2011 - 12:00AM