Inside Out & Outside In

In wide-ranging columns appearing twice a week, David Dodwell, executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group, strives to understand and describe the distinctive characteristics at the heart of Hong Kong's continuing competitive advantages. It promises to be a fascinating journey as he seeks to understand and describe the forces that have shaped and are changing Hong Kong, and the role it is playing for China and in the region as we move steadily closer to 2047. 

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Why Hong Kong is not yet ‘Asia’s World City’

Exactly 20 years ago I and co-authors Mike Enright and Edith Scott walked into Government House to unveil our book The Hong Kong Advantage to Chris Patten, the soon-to-depart final British colonial governor of Hong Kong.