The US is Back in Asia: US Policy Toward Hong Kong and Macau

The US is Back in Asia: US Policy Toward Hong Kong and Macau

Stephen Young, Consul General of the United States in Hong Kong and Macau.

A Luncheon Presentation by STEPHEN YOUNG, Consul General of the United States in Hong Kong and Macau

The US is 'back in Asia' and is here to stay, declared US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this year. Almost two years into the Obama Administration, the Asia-Pacific region is a clearly a top foreign policy priority for the US. Secretary Clinton's first overseas trip was to this region, and she will be traveling to several key Asian nations in late October or early November. President Obama is also undertaking a major visit to Asia in early November. Stephen Young will briefly sketch out the overall goals of US policy toward the region, and focus in more detail on the implications for US policy towards Hong Kong and Macau.

Young became Consul General of the United States of America in Hong Kong and Macau in March, 2010. Consul General Young joined the State Department in 1980 and was most recently a member of the faculty at National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Fort McNair, Washington, DC. He has served as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan; U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic; and also been posted to Beijing and Moscow. Ambassador Young received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.

Event Details

18 November 2010
7:15am - 9:00am

China Club, 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central (Please note: No sneakers, denim or sportswear) Hong Kong

HK$440 Asia Society members/full-time students; HK$540 non-members (priority to members). To register, please contact [email protected]