Hong Kong’s new AmCham Chief expects China’s Belt and Road Initiative to help consolidate the city’s position as a regional and global hub.

As Managing Director of Greater China and Korea for United Airlines, Walter Dias has been influential in developing the American company’s Asia-Pacific markets. He pioneered the Sino-US Trans-Pacific route in 2001, and expanded services to the Chinese mainland for the world’s largest airline. Mr Dias has been responsible for the Hong Kong market since 1993, and moved to the city in 2008.

In January this year, Mr Dias assumed the chairmanship of the American Chamber of Commerce after serving as its Vice-Chairman since 2014. He suggests that Hong Kong should consider taking on an observer role at ongoing developments of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

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