Hong Kong’s start-up scene has been stymied by funding problems and a business culture suspicious of innovation. But a new generation of well-networked entrepreneurs, government initiatives and support from angel investors are giving a much needed boost to Hong Kong-bred innovation.
The age of affluence in the West has come to an end, according to Stephen D. King, Group Chief Economist at HSBC. Speaking at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, King argued that while the West has enjoyed many opportunities for more than half a century, this era of extraordinary economic progress has now come to a halt.
Former Mexican Minister of Health Dr. Julio Frenk addressed correlations between economic growth and public health here, arguing that economic growth promotes better health at the same time that a healthy population is, in turn, essential to economic growth.