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Andy Yee
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#Bitcoin and the Blockchain present #HongKong with a second chance to make things right
Blockchain and Bitcoin: Hong Kong can win, but must get religion, says acolyte James Bang. Bitcoin and the Blockchain present Hong Kong with a second…
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New report by KPMG - Making #HongKong  a #FinTech  Centre: Innovating business in #Asia
Hong Kong has right ingredients to become a global centre for FinTech innovation and growth. The new report also discusses Hong Kong’s route to FinTech success and potential broader economic benefits.
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+The Economist's special report on #Modi 's  #India  
An Economist special report on Modi's India
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+The Economist's special report on #fintech 
FROM THE WAY Silicon Valley talks about banking, you might well conclude that the industry was ripe for oblivion. The T-shirt-wearing whizz-kids and their backers...
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Technologically savvy, rich, minimally taxed, and with strong links to the world’s second largest economy without the restrictions and risks of doing business in China proper, Hong Kong seems ideally suited to being a major regional start-up and innovation hub. ...
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"The United States government has nothing to fear from the A.I.I.B.; its opposition is misguided. The bank’s creation will not enhance China’s global power at the expense of the United States. If anything, Beijing’s attempt to go multilateral is a step backward: It’s a concession that China’s established practice of promoting bilateral initiatives in the developing world has backfired."
Beijing's new investment bank isn't an attempt at world domination. Rather, it's a concession that China's aggressive bilateral initiatives are backfiring.
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On the first day of my recent trip to Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post had a front-page story bemoaning the neglect of English. While Hong Kong was officially bilingual, local ministers were increasingly giving speeches and blogging in
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Jerome A. Cohen, leading American expert on Chinese law, recounts his unpleasant experience with #LeeKuanYew  
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Japan is on its way to a lost 'third decade'
In the early 2000s, the phrase "lost decade"...
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Why everyone from Beijing to Beihai is trying to become the country’s Mark Zuckerberg.
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"The problem with free speech is that it’s hard, and self-censorship is the path of least resistance. But, once you learn to keep yourself from voicing unwelcome thoughts, you forget how to think them—how to think freely at all—and ideas perish at conception."
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OPINION | The former leader of Singapore was one of the truly profound global thinkers of our time.
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Senior Policy Analyst, Asia Pacific, Google Inc.
Skills
China, Asia Pacific, International Relations, Internet, Public Policy, Politics
Employment
  • Google
    Senior Policy Analyst, Asia Pacific, 2012 - present
    Develop and lead public policy campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact the internet, including innovation, copyright, privacy, security and free expression. Engage directly with politicians and policy-makers. Build a network of trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups and others to support policies that help create and maintain an open internet.
  • Global Voices Online
    Contributing Author, Greater China, 2009 - 2013
    Contributed original analysis and translation of Chinese sources on issues including censorship, media, politics and human rights. Blogs have been quoted in publications including The New York Times and the Guardian.
  • Home Affairs Department, Hong Kong Government
    Executive Officer, Hong Kong, 2010 - 2012
    Managed and co-ordinated District Council affairs. Provided effective communication and administrative support to council meetings. Identified regional and national developments affecting local government. Prepared briefings and updates to ensure that district councilors are fully and promptly informed.
  • Delegation of the European Union to China
    Political Researcher, China, 2009 - 2009
    Monitored Chinese language official sources, social media and academic literature. Provided research on domestic and foreign policies of China. Organized and participated in meetings with officials, diplomats, intellectuals and activists.
  • UBS AG
    Equity Derivatives Structurer, Asia Pacific, 2008 - 2009
    Generated investment ideas based on analysis of regional and global economic and political trends. Partnered with client relationship managers to market equity structured products to institutional, corporate and retail investors. Provided a range of client services including market updates and product trainings.
  • Crédit Agricole
    Equity Derivatives Structurer, Asia Pacific, 2006 - 2008
    Generated investment ideas based on analysis of regional and global economic and political trends. Partnered with client relationship managers to market equity structured products to institutional, corporate and retail investors. Provided a range of client services including market updates and product trainings.
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Hong Kong
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Beijing, China - London, UK - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Public Policy at Google. Author on East Asia, international relations, and technology.
Introduction
Andy Yee is a policy analyst for Google in Asia Pacific. This entails a full range of internet policy issues including innovation, copyright, privacy, security and free expression. He is a former researcher at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation to China in Beijing, and a former investment banker at UBS and Crédit Agricole.

He has written extensively on East Asia, international relations, and technology. His works have appeared in academic and policy journals including the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Global Asia, East Asia Forum and Internet Policy Review, and in the media including Global Voices Online, South China Morning Post and Asia Sentinel. To date, his writing has been mentioned by publications like the New York Times and the Guardian.
 
He holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese and Cantonese.

Personal Website: ahkyee.com
Education
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
    East Asian Studies, 2009 - 2010
  • University of Cambridge
    Information Engineering, 2001 - 2005
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