Chen Zhiwu, chair professor of finance at the University of Hong Kong, said both sides are preparing for further confrontations, adding: “The meeting shows that it is almost impossible for any effort to reverse the trend of hostility and the lack of trust between the two countries.
16 Nov 2023
"The last 10 years have not been about real reforms and open doors," said Zhiwu Chen, professor of finance at the University of Hong Kong. "Instead, reversals of past reforms have carried the day," he said, adding this has stifled Qianhai's progress.
16 Nov 2023
Chen Zhiwu, chair professor of finance at the University of Hong Kong, was less optimistic. He said the mention of Hong Kong this week was “vague and general”, suggesting “there’s nothing specific coming up” in the way of changes. The city is unlikely to add infrastructure, expand capital markets or enact new laws in response to Xi’s statement, at least not right away, he said.
3 Nov 2023
Chen Zhiwu, chair professor of finance at the University of Hong Kong, said tightening party control over finance is “simply a formal acknowledgement of the practice over the past 10 years.” “No surprise here, as the revised Chinese Constitution of 2018 says the Party must control everything. So, the financial sectors cannot be an exception.”
2 Nov 2023