VANCOUVER – John Tsang, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, visited the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia on May 5 – where he discussed the global and Asian economic picture with over 70 students and faculty members.
During a presentation to members of the Sauder and UBC communities, Tsang provided an overview of the current economic climate in Hong Kong – and some of the ways the region is responding to the global financial crisis.
His talk was followed by a question-and-answer session that was moderated by Sauder School of Business professor of international finance Maurice Levi.
During the session – which included questions from MBA, IMBA and Bachelor of Commerce students at the Sauder School – Tsang touched upon a wide range issues, from Hong Kong’s currency peg system, to the G20, to Hong Kong’s relationship with the Chinese mega-city of Shanghai.
Tsang was accompanied during his visit by Ms. Maureen Siu (Director) and other members of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Canada. Tsang’s visit to the Sauder School at UBC was part of a week-long visit to Canada and the U.S, where he met with with government and business leaders.
In Vancouver, he also addressed a luncheon of the HK-Canada Business Association National Forum, and participated in a roundtable seminar on Canada-Asia relations.