Hong Kong’s approach to the coronavirus outbreak was the focus of an Asia House digital briefing with Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, today (25 March 2020).
Speaking via video link, Yau briefed Asia House Corporate Members on the latest developments as Hong Kong scrambles to prevent a second wave of coronavirus cases and moves to protect its beleaguered economy.
The Secretary outlined the public health efforts being made to tackle the virus, as well as the measures being implemented to support businesses and worst-hit sectors, such as tourism. The economic impact of the virus on Hong Kong – which is already reeling from months of social unrest – was also discussed in the briefing.
Asia House Corporate Members joined the online event from around the world, with questions being asked on what the Hong Kong government would like to see emerge from this week’s G20 meeting; whether Europe is being too optimistic in its view of China’s progress in handling the virus; and the specific steps being taken to shore up the tourism sector. The potential for UK involvement with the ambitious Greater Bay Area scheme was also raised.
The briefing, held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members, was part of an ongoing series of digital events with senior officials in Asia convened by Asia House as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause global turmoil. View more upcoming events.
For more information about the series, contact Evie Cramb, Programme Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org