Hua Guo
Hua Guo
Dr Hua Guo is a research associate at the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

While Hong Kong has dropped down the liveability rankings compared to other global cities, recent events suggest that trend could soon reverse itself. A small but significant change of direction in ‘perceived liveability’ and greater trust in government are welcome news.


The Kowloon-Canton Railway was once considered a ‘white elephant’ by the public too, but the officials of the day knew that it was a necessary investment for Hong Kong’s economic future.

The suggestion that Hongkongers move to the Greater Bay Area and commute to the city ignores the disparity in legal institutions, political rights and social services among cities in the region.