Imogen Liu has written an op-ed on China’s new National Security Law for Hong Kong, published in the The Interpreter at the Lowy Institute. Imogen provides a geoeconomic, geopolitical and state capitalist reading of the new legislation, analysing its broader significance vis a vis the use of national security as an instrument of economic policy.

Titled ‘The economics of national security in Hong Kong’, the piece argues that the legislation shows how national security has evolved as a policy issue no longer exclusive to the realm of military defence, but of increasing importance to the state’s economic arsenal globally. The op-ed is inspired by fieldwork Imogen conducted last year in Hong Kong during the protests.

Policy paper for the IFSWF

Adam D. Dixon and Imogen T. Liu discuss the future of best practice for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) as one of three official partners of the 2019 Annual Review of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).

Adam and Imogen were invited to contribute a policy piece for the IFSWF Annual Review, which details the key trends and future directions of SWF practice each year. Titled “The Santiago Principles 2.0: Advancing the Agenda”, the article is a critical assessment of the Santiago Principles, designed to promote good governance, accountability, transparency and investment practices, and that is the cornerstone of the IFSWF.

Maastricht University has been recognised as an official partner of the 2019 Annual Review, together with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Sovereign Investment Lab at Bocconi University.

Read the full article here.