Face-to-face meetings are essential for elite financiers and a global survey strongly suggests travel time should be no more than a 15- to 20-minute walk or taxi ride.
Hong Kong’s Covid-19 problem will end once China opens up and the city will regain its reputation as a vibrant international centre. The new chief executive will have the central government’s full support and be able to focus their attention on pressing domestic matters.
The government’s woefully inadequate welfare package highlights its failure to implement Basic Law Article 145 to improve people’s livelihoods. The apathy in the business and international communities is shameful, and Hongkongers deserve better.
Hong Kong is irreplaceable in the Asia-Pacific and hosts a complex and pivotal network of firms and financiers that has survived wars, revolutions and economic depressions. Importantly, Beijing firmly supports Hong Kong as China’s global financial centre.