Examine the transnational habitat of whale sharks through the lens of the camera

Following the whale shark’s migratory path across the Asia-Pacific, Taiwanese documentary filmmaker Chin-Yuan Ke’s 60-minute documentary 'Dive With You' follows the evolution of Taiwan’s relationship with the whale shark and examines examines the development of whale shark tourism in other countries such as Japan and the Philippines.

Tuesday 8 December

18.45 - 20.00

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Film Screening

Chinese boardrooms need to have people who can explain the West, says Lord Wei

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Lord Wei of Shoreditch, vice chairman of Britain’s All Party Parliamentary China Group, said Western companies needed to build up their liquidity as part of their preparations to enter the Chinese market, while Chinese companies needed to encourage more diversity on their boards. “We need people in China to have people on their boards who can explain how things work in the West,” he said.

Young Filipino artist to discuss how to overcome Eurocentrism

Join artist Nicole Coson in conversation with freelance journalist Jeppe Ugelvig for a chance to see Nicole’s works and to hear about her journey as a young Filipino artist living in London. Born into the third generation of Chinese migrants to the Philippines, she is someone who has thrived in a nomadic state between nations all her life. She questions through her practice the importance of exhibiting a definitive and authentic cultural identity in a world where cultures do not only clash, but also have the ability to overlap.

Tuesday 1 December

18.45 - 20.00

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Free admission

Greater cooperation between Europe and Asia will sustain global economic growth, says H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

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Greater cooperation between Europe and Asia will help sustain global economic growth, the former President of Indonesia has said. H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told guests at the 7th World Chinese Economic Summit held at The Savoy Hotel that stronger “European-Asia partnerships were one of the important pillars to stimulate and sustain economic growth. “

Belt & Road ‘offers golden opportunity to business & will address climate change’

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China’s Belt and Road initiative is open and inclusive and will help address global climate change and trade protection issues and ultimately benefit two thirds of the world’s population, says Dr Cheng Guoqiang, Secretary General at the Development Research Center of China’s State Council.

Former chairman of Lloyds Banking Group Sir Win Bischoff to share insights exclusively at Asia House

Young professionals are invited to a networking reception with former Lloyds Bank chairman Sir Win Bischoff. Sir Win, who is is currently Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council in the United Kingdom and Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc, will be guest of honour at the event, which is being held in partnership with the AIG Young Professionals Group.

Monday 14 December

18.00 - 20.00

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Private briefing brings the EU's regional strategy for Asia into focus

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Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director-General at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, briefed Asia House corporate members on the EU’s new trade strategy. The discussion focused on the EU’s priorities in Asia, including completion of the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement and the proposal to open the door to discussions with the Philippines and Indonesia.

The Belt and Road: what are the opportunities and challenges?

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The Sultan of Perak state in Malaysia HRH Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah spoke about the advantages of the Belt and Road initiative and how it could benefit both China and Europe, in his keynote address at the World Chinese Economic Summit. He also outlined the critical challenges the economic belt faced and he gave a succint analysis of the problems in the South China and East China Sea and how these were affecting China-ASEAN relations.

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A photography exhibition exploring the lives & stories of the residents of Kurram Agency.

1 Dec

Young Filipino artist Nicole Coson in conversation with journalist Jeppe Ugelvig.


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