CBDCs in 2023: will the e-CNY help China dodge the dollar?

Among the major economies in the world, China is taking the leading role in implementing central bank digital currencies (CBDC). The sanctions inflicted on Russia by America and its allies were a reminder that China’s dependence on the dollar underscores its vulnerability not only to sanctions, but also to America’s macroeconomic whims. China’s development and early implementation of e-CNY, its own digital version of the yuan, will be of international and business relevance. Join us for a timely consideration to understand how CBDCs will work, what their advantages are compared with conventional currencies and if e-CNY will help China overcome its reliance on the US-controlled international financial system.


Prof. Michael Sung

Chairman/CEO of FreeFlow Finance

Mattie Bekink

China Director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Edward Chui

Hong Kong Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


Times below are shown as GMT+8

12:00 – 12:30 – Registrations & Drinks

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch and Discussions

Event Details


Island Shangri-La

Hong Kong Supreme Court Road Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR


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