Forget fancy schemes to get the unemployed back to work, there's a simple way to haul Hong Kong out of the doldrums - but it's a mountainous task. According to fung shui expert Freeman Fung Hing-fai, the hill behind the old Kai Tak airport runway, Tai Sheung Tok, needs urgent repairs following extensive quarrying. Fung, chairman of the International Youth I-studies Association, said the work, which has seen the top sliced off Tai Sheung Tok, had broken the dragon's arm that kept energy and prosperity in Hong Kong. The first 'bite' out of the peak (above) was taken in 1998, about the time the economic downturn began to kick in. Now, Fung warns that Hong Kong will be doomed unless the quarrying is stopped and the mountain repaired by 2004. 'The dragon arm goes from north of the New Territories to Lam Tin, then crosses the harbour and continues to run across Hong Kong Island to Mount Davis,' Fung said. 'The quarrying work blocks the channel of the energy that runs to Central, the most important area of the whole fung shui setting.' The energy, he added, was redirected back to Shenzhen. The quarrying, by KWP Quarry Company, is due to continue until 2010, which Fung said would interfere with the peak's influential period between 2004 and 2023. 'I urge the government to stop the quarrying work and repair the mountain before 2004,' said Fung. 'If so, Hong Kong can still enjoy another 20 years of prosperity. Otherwise this is the end of Hong Kong.'