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Mont Pèlerin Society General Meeting
31. August - 5. September 2014
The theme of the 2014 Mont Pèlerin Society general meeting is Emerging Asia and the Future of Liberty. It is held in Hong Kong, properly famous as a bastion of freedom, the rule of law, and individual initiative on the edge of a formerly rigid Communist dictatorship. In Hong Kong and China we can see the different results that people achieved under these very different regimes. One is the product of individual initiative and human potential applied in a territory devoid of most resources. The more than 7 million Hong Kong residents have struggled to achieve a life expectancy of 80 years or more and a per capita income of more than US$30,000. The other, China, is an enormous country with more than 1.3 billion people who still earn a per capita income less than 10 percent of Hong Kong's income and have a shorter life expectancy. This stimulating meeting will look to the future prospects for liberal reform in Asia, in China, in personal freedoms and the rule of law. Speakers will explore the different role of human capital in emerging Asia and the west.
MPS Hong Kong 2014