The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is rated among the top four centres in the world for dispute resolution. Whether for arbitration or mediation the Centre is perfectly placed for Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area disputes, says Secretary-General Sarah Grimmer, drawing on a deep pool of professional expertise and now advanced e-hearing capabilities.
With Spanish-language opportunities for business in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, Spanish World offers tuition in person and online, with Hong Kong the largest among its three Asian schools, also situated in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The SAR provides Spanish language access for local and mainland China students to access markets on the Belt and Road, while increasing career chances for Spanish speaking companies based in Asia.
Fast online bookings for tailor-made travel experiences form the specialty offering of Hong Kong-based Trip Guru. The company operates across 40 destinations and the founders say the Belt and Road Initiative provides exciting opportunities in Asia and beyond – with Hong Kong’s business platform being a launchpad for the rebounding travel sector.
Hong Kong-based Crown Worldwide is turning to outsourcing and warehouse capacity for e-commerce supply chains amid the “new normal” of coronavirus spread and international trade tensions. Chairman James Thompson says the company is making use of technologies as Crown Worldwide engages its centres on the Belt and Road Initiative and in the Greater Bay Area. Mr Thompson says the company remains profitable with Hong Kong “the easiest place to do business”.
Global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield centres on Hong Kong for international, regional and mainland China investment, including capital markets, valuations, consulting and leasing. The company entered a Belt and Road project in Djibouti, East Africa and projects in ASEAN. More recently, Cushman & Wakefield has entered the Reit market in mainland China under the wealth management connect programme between Hong Kong and mainland China.
Mainland China, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are important markets for Hong Kong and overseas investors through the SAR say HKTDC regional directors. Hong Kong is preferred for raising finance, professional services and innovative technology advantages while the SAR is an indispensable hub for Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area opportunities, advantaged by major HKTDC trade exhibitions.
By Mukhtar Hussain, Head of Belt and Road Initiative and Business Corridors, Asia-Pacific, HSBC
Belt and Road Initiative offers solid framework for countries big and small to overcome the economic damage caused by pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a crisis for every economy. At the same time, it has also created an opportunity for the Belt and Road Initiative to prove its value as an international partnership that serves the international good.