Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Two cities? Two Systems?

Two cities? Two Systems?
Filed under: General
Posted by: site admin @ 10:16 am
Click here for ICA Institute’s Research Director, Dr. Dan Steinbock’s new brief on the proposed expansion of Hong Kong
and its potential merger with Shenzhen in
The National Interest (Oct 26,

Two Cities, Two

Dan Steinbock

Hong Kong’s importance as a financial center fading, or is the city just moving
toward a new role? Merging with Shenzhen could make it a part of a financial
mega-exchange that would dominate the Asian market.

For other selected releases and activities during the
past month:
- On November 5, Dr Steinbock gave the opening speech
and moderated the Innovation Session in the prestigious Baltic Development Forum
in Tallinn, Estonia. The members of the panel included Esko Aho, former PM of
Finland and President of SITRA, the Finnish Innovation Fund; Lena Gustafsson,
Deputy Director General of VINNOVA, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation
Systems; Peter Coachman, General Director, Technopolis St Petersburg; and Rainer
Kattel, Chair of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance, Tallinn Technical
- On October 22, Dr Steinbock lectured at the Beijing
University of Post and Telecommunications on “The Globalization of the Mobile
Communications Industry.”
- In Beijing, he was also invited to the Board of
China’s Journal of Communications, the prestigious leader of its
- On October 18, Dr Steinbock lectured on urbanization
in China and large emerging economies, at the executive meeting of KONE, one of
Finland’s leading multinationals and a global leader in escalators and
- A week earlier, on October 15, he lectured in the
Shanghai Institute of Strategic Studies on the “US Elections ‘2008 and
Sino-US Trade.”

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