The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, addresses the plenary session on "Asia: Shaping the New Paradigm for Growth" at the Asian Financial Forum 2016 today (January 18). As the region reshapes its economic model, the session examined Asia's challenges and opportunities, including the implications arising from collaborative enterprises such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, as well as government policies in driving high value-added economic activities.