Home>Events

CCG president shares views at opening of exhibition on China-US trade in Hong Kong

Tuesday,Dec 11, 2018

20181225_145221_000

On December 13, 2018, CCG President Wang Huiyao gave an opening speech at a seminar on Sino-US trade hosted by the Hinrich Foundation in Hong Kong. The event marked the opening of a new exhibition on the history of China-US trade at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

 

The event was also attended by Merle A. Hinrich, founder and chairman of the Hinrich Foundation; Kurt Tong, US consul general to Hong Kong and Macau; and Libby Chan,  director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

 20181225_145221_001

Opening speech by CCG President Wang Huiyao

 

This new exhibition at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a timely reminder that trade between China and the US has a long history, playing an important role as a ballast in the bilateral relationship. China-US trade has taken on further significance in the present period of rocky relations between the two countries. The historical legacy and current importance of trade relations was highlighted in opening remarks given by Merle Hinrich, Kurt Tong, and Wang Huiyao. Following this, Libby Chan introduced the exhibition, entitled “The Dragon and the Eagle: American Traders in China, a Century of Trade from 1784 to 1900.”

20181225_145221_002

Speech by Merle A. Hinrich, chairman of the Hinrich Foundation

 

20181225_145221_003

Remarks from Kurt Tong, US consul general to Hong Kong and Macau

 20181225_145221_004

Libby Chan, Hong Kong Maritime Museum director, introduces the exhibition

 

To mark the opening of the exhibition, a seminar was held on Sino-US trade relations. The discussion, hosted by Bloomberg “Daybreak Asia” presenter Yvonne Man, featured Merle Hinrich, Kurt Tong, Wang Huiyao, and Libby Chan, as well as Peter Levesque, group managing director of Modern Terminals, and Stephen Olson, research fellow at the Hinrich Foundation.

20181225_145221_005

 

The seminar saw a lively discussion on the history and outlook for Sino-US trade relations. CCG President Wang Huiyao reviewed the range of benefits brought by the development of Sino-US trade relations and their role in the history of mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as analyzing causes of the current frictions and prospects for future ties. Wang also put forward several proposals to promote the healthy development of the economic relationship.

In the discussion session, Wang emphasized that Hong Kong should consider its positioning in the future international trading system, leveraging current advantages to enhance its role as an international port to spur Hong Kong’s economic development.

 

 20181225_145221_007

 

In the afternoon of December 13, Wang Huiyao took part in the opening ceremony of the exhibition “The Dragon and the Eagle: American Traders in China, a Century of Trade from 1784 to 1900” at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The exhibition traces the evolution of Sino-US trade relations, from the early stages at the end of the 18th century to the current day and future trajectory of trade ties.

  • CGTN: Is the trade war spelling the end of the WTO?

    “The WTO is facing the most serious threat over the past 70 years for the multilateral trading system,” said Sun Zhenyu, chairman of the China Society for WTO Studies, said at a recent symposium on WTO reform sponsored by the Center for China and Globalization(CCG) and the Geneva-based International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).

  • Infographics: Travelling abroad gains popularity in China

    Chinese people top the globe in traveling abroad, according to a recently issued report on “Globalization and China’s inbound & outbound tourism” jointly published by the Center for China & Globalization (CCG) and China’s leading travel services provider Ctrip.

  • CPTPP, New Opportunity for China in Future Free Trade

    Executive Summary   With the approval of the governments of Japan, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand and Canada, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) came into effect just over a week ago on December 30th of last…

  • Belt and Road & Globalization | CGTN

    The Dialogue Studio inviting Clare Pearson, Chair of British Chamber of Commerce in China, Xie Tao, Professor of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Paul Haenle, Director of Carnegie Tsinghua Center, and Dr. Wang Huiyao, President of Center for China and Globalization(CCG), to sharing their opinions and discussions.

  • Long Yongtu: Building a new great power relationship with US

    The relationship between China and the United States would be in jeopardy if the United States miscalculates China’s strategic intention, which would incur containment of China by an America-led alliance and a full-blown trade war between the two countries, said Long, who was involved in the negotiations on China’s entry into the World Trade Organization last century.