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The Democratic presumptive nominee, Joe Biden, is now gearing up to take on President Trump in the general election this November. What are the political economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US presidential race? How do Democrats and Republicans view on President Trump's response to COVID-19? What about the congressional race?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world economy upside down. Countries across the globe have to shut down business activities and impose travel restriction in order to flatten the curve. The IMF recently projected global growth in 2020 will fall to -3%, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. How should countries re-open their economies after the Great Lockdown? Can the world economy bounce back quickly? Are there any bright spots in the economic outlook or this crisis might cause a long lasting structural damage?

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In April, the HKSAR Government has announced several rounds of exceptional economic relief measures to help businesses retain jobs and fight against the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include subsidy schemes to relevant industries that are severely affected, concessionary low-interest loan, provision of rental concession, reduction of profits tax/rates/fees..etc.

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The global sports ecosystem is at a standstill due to COVID-19. Asia has been impacted with the rescheduling of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the postponing or cancelling of professional leagues, events and amateur sports at all levels. Despite these challenges there is hope as parts of the sports ecosystem in Asia are still operating, others are planning for a resumption of activities, and businesses of all sizes are developing innovative new strategies and business models to cope with changing customer behaviour and needs of the Sports, Entertainment and Health & Wellness industries.

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business, work, and create value all around the world. For example, in the past 3 months, we have all become Zoom & Microsoft Teams experts! While the rest of the world looks forward to re-opening economies after the pandemic, Hong Kong is also looking forward to recovering from months of social unrest. How will Hong Kong digitize, optimize, and strategize in a new normal, returning to economic growth and leadership? This new normal is a huge opportunity for Hong Kong to drive its transition to a digital economy and as such a buoyant start-up ecosystem that is close to innovation in multinationals is key to success. "Seed to Success" is a three-part series of lunchtime virtual meetings, showcasing Hong Kong unicorns, connecting start-ups with corporates, and building a successful, sustainable innovation community in Hong Kong.

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On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. Within its 880 pages of text, the CARES Act contains numerous business and individual tax provisions aimed at providing an immediate stimulus to the US economy. Under the CARES act, tax benefits can be realized (with cash flow generated) for U.S. taxpayers (even including those who are non-U.S. persons – such as Hong Kong or China companies and individuals doing business or investing in the U.S.). In this web seminar, tax experts Ellen Tong and Thomas Chang will discuss the impact of key tax provisions from the perspectives of both individuals and corporations.

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When the COVID-19 global pandemic first broke out in China, the government had to make some hard choices by imposing lockdowns. The draconian measures immediately brought the world's second-largest economy to a standstill, crippling both demand and supply and disrupting global supply chains. As China effectively flattened the curve, the economy has gradually restarted again. While there are signs of an economic recovery according to the latest PMI data, China can yet return to normalcy as fears of a COVID-19 resurgence. How fast is China recovering and which regions and sectors? What does the second half of 2020 look like? Join our panel of experts as we take a deep dive into what's next for China.

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A Q&A webinar with representatives from the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau's American Citizen Services (ACS) unit. This is an opportunity for AmCham members to ask specific questions about services provided to U.S. citizens in Hong Kong and Macau, including emergency, passport, and citizenship services.

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The globalized world remains extremely vulnerable to infectious diseases as they can be spread quickly through the global transport network. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions across the globe, forcing countries to shut down their borders, halting production, and thus people's daily lives have been severely affected. With the global economy in free fall, what kinds of international cooperation and coordination are needed to combat the pandemic and lessen the economic pain? What are the long-term implications for the global economy and trade as countries rethink their supply chain strategies? What lessons can western countries learn from China's response to the outbreak? AmCham is pleased to have Matthew Goodman, Senior Vice President; Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics at CSIS, to share his insights on the global impacts of COVID-19.

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Despite easing trade tensions, the overall US-China strategic competition remains as China's technological ambitions have serious ramifications for US national security. The global supply chain has been crippled by the US-China trade war; it faces further strain from the outbreak of COVID-19, prompting more debate over the decoupling of Chinese and US economies. Join us for a webinar session with Jeremie Waterman, Vice President (Greater China) of the US Chamber of Commerce and Daniel Rosen, Partner of Rhodium Group on the policy concerns and issues that are driving US-China decoupling debates inside the Beltway. Learn from our experts in the US who will cover the various policy dimensions of the debate and related US Chamber of Commerce's advocacy and action, and what decoupling means and potential costs.