Mark Clifford

Mark Clifford is executive director of the Asia Business Council.
Mark Clifford
Mark Clifford is executive director of the Asia Business Council.

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Opinion | Hong Kong as a financial centre could drown if ‘river water’ from China continues to rise

A more mainland-dominated Hong Kong would threaten the city’s robust regulatory regime, high corporate governance standards and freedom of the press and information, putting its status as Asia’s financial centre at risk.

17 Jul 2019 - 9:07AM

A more mainland-dominated Hong Kong would threaten the city’s robust regulatory regime, high corporate governance standards and freedom of the press and information, putting its status as Asia’s financial centre at risk.

Hong Kong as a financial centre could drown if ‘river water’ from China continues to rise
The View | Hong Kong is caught between China and the US in their new cold war – but this isn’t the first time

Hong Kong was branded a ‘dying’ city in the darkest days of the Korean war but rose to the occasion. With a new standoff brewing, it must now bolster the institutions that make it unique.

20 Feb 2019 - 8:42AM

Hong Kong was branded a ‘dying’ city in the darkest days of the Korean war but rose to the occasion. With a new standoff brewing, it must now bolster the institutions that make it unique.

Hong Kong is caught between China and the US in their new cold war – but this isn’t the first time
Will China’s changing energy and environmental policies save the planet?

In her new book, Barbara Finamore is optimistic about the wider effects of China’s energy and environmental transformation, but downplays the costs of the Belt and Road Initiative and the role of ordinary citizens.

22 Jan 2019 - 9:08PM

In her new book, Barbara Finamore is optimistic about the wider effects of China’s energy and environmental transformation, but downplays the costs of the Belt and Road Initiative and the role of ordinary citizens.

Will China’s changing energy and environmental policies save the planet?
Opinion | The vital importance of keeping the ‘special’ in the Special Administrative Region

Hong Kong needs to cultivate its position as a protected zone between different worlds. Without it, the city is no use to China or the world

17 Nov 2018 - 7:12PM

Hong Kong needs to cultivate its position as a protected zone between different worlds. Without it, the city is no use to China or the world

The vital importance of keeping the ‘special’ in the Special Administrative Region
Curbs on Hong Kong’s freedoms could suck the lifeblood out of the city