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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Umbrella Revolution won't dump heavy rain on Hong Kong economy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... is the likely impact on the economy? A review of Hong Kong government economic statistics together with some dangerous fieldwork in the streets of Wan Chai provides us with a good indication. Hong Kong ... for Hong Kong but also for China. For a group of disorganised students to take matters into their own hands, after Occupy Central had run out of ideas, was dramatic. For the government ...

  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Sell public housing to help defuse Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:44pm by Richard Wong

    ... development. Young people have readily embraced the radical view that tycoons dominate the economy and property developers are hegemonic. They trace these injustices ultimately to Hong Kong ... Kong. They have led to structural economic transformation and rising prosperity in Hong Kong, which has escalated prices. Young people have the view that tycoons dominate the economy Fourth, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:53pm by JANET PAU

    ... Kong's service-based economy generates many of these disappearing jobs, many of which are precisely the jobs that young people seek when they enter the workforce. Hong Kong is at a crossroads ... Janet Pau Janet Pau calls for a rethink of Hong Kong's job creation strategy to address young people's frustration with social and personal stagnation- the real driving force ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:06pm by Franklin Koo

    ... problems. There are major issues to address.To ensure Hong Kong’s future and maintain an acceptable balance between the economy and the needs of local residents, Hong Kong now needs, more than ever ... to cheaper rent and labour. With the Asian economic crisis in 1997 and Sars in 2003, the economy and health – not politics – was the priority.  The economy took a drastic downturn, but Hong Kong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong's stark choice: gradual integration or slow decay

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... are not entirely unfounded. Yet, Hong Kong may have to cope with darker clouds abroad. As a small and highly open economy, the city is heavily influenced by global developments, particularly China's ... with the mainland. What Hong Kong needs is more cooperation with the mainland. Through further integration with Guangdong, the city can greatly alleviate the challenges associated with its maturing economy ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:40pm by Surya Deva

    ... in Hong Kong. Enough has already been said about the biased report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which resulted in a highly restrictive and arguably unconstitutional ... His latest step, giving an interview to the "foreign" media, was perhaps to better reach the so-called "external forces" fuelling the democracy demands in Hong Kong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Economic picture raises risk factor The outlook for Hong Kong's economy has darkened, and it's not just because of Occupy Central and an impending constitutional crisis. While the city tries to recover from the shock of police tear gas and bloody clashes, economists predict slower growth for the world economy, including Hong Kong's. The International ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Chief executive chosen by universal suffrage can bridge divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:50pm by Richard Wong

    ... This political narrative became embedded in the Basic Law, which was promulgated in 1990. But in the 1990s, Hong Kong's economy underwent another colossal transformation into a service economy ... narratives. Richard Wong Yue-chim is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Mistrust between Hong Kong and Beijing is now a threat to 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the lack of trust between Beijing and Hong Kong is so serious that it now threatens 'one country, two systems' Breaking point An awakening. A conspiracy. ... The way Hong Kong's social fabric has come apart in the past few weeks is testament to the fact that when put under enough pressure, for a long enough time, we will crack. Pragmatism? ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central ought to make an ally of Hong Kong business

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:04pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says we should maximise our best asset of a vibrant economy Get Hong Kong business on board the push for democracy Hong Kong's democracy movement ... failed in successfully changing our electoral system because none has used our greatest weapon to our advantage: our economy. For such a small Chinese city, we have a huge economy. Hong Kong ...




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