These are texts of keynote addresses and other important presentations by Fung Global Institute leaders and experts.
Multilateral trade and investment still have much room for improvement, says Fung Global Institute Founding Chairman, Victor K. Fung, in his closing remarks as Honorary Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at the World Trade Agenda (WTA) Summit in Doha. The WTA is the first step forward in long term reform of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), incorporating the best aspects of the Doha Development Round.
In his opening remarks at the World Trade Agenda (WTA) Summit in Doha, Founding Chairman of Fung Global Institute, Victor K. Fung, in his capacity as Honorary Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), argues that investment and trade, under the multilateral system, are engines for economic growth.
In this speech by Victor K. Fung, Founding Chairman of Fung Global Institute, at the 2013 “Changing of the Guard” conference in Hong Kong, co-hosted by the Fung Global Institute, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Fung discusses the rise of Asia and its partnership with the West, and the role of the next generation of economic leaders.
The Fung Global Institute's Academic Council Chairman Michael Spence delivers a speech to the China Development Forum in Beijing, in which he says China’s growth patterns need to change in multiple ways if economic and social progress is to continue. The effectiveness of the elements in the changing growth pattern – market forces, urbanization, technology, the social agenda, amongst others – and supporting policy are closely linked and complimentary. And a bold reform push is needed if the vision of a society with expanding opportunity, creativity and inclusiveness is to be truly achieved.
In this speech at the Chinese Business News workshop "New Reform and Opening-up Agenda for China’s Financial System" at the Asian Finance Forum, Andrew Sheng, President of the Fung Global Institute, raised the following points: