United Nation’s population data shows a relative shortage of men to women in the 25 to 59 age bracket. Depicted is Li Shaozhuang, winner of the half marathon crossing the finish line of the Hong Kong Marathon 2016 at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam United Nation’s population data shows a relative shortage of men to women in the 25 to 59 age bracket. Depicted is Li Shaozhuang, winner of the half marathon crossing the finish line of the Hong Kong Marathon 2016 at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam
United Nation’s population data shows a relative shortage of men to women in the 25 to 59 age bracket. Depicted is Li Shaozhuang, winner of the half marathon crossing the finish line of the Hong Kong Marathon 2016 at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam
Richard Harris
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The View by Richard Harris

Hong Kong’s man shortage problem is unlike any other city

A flight of human capital in the run-up to the 1997 handover has left the city with a dearth of men aged between 25 and 59

United Nation’s population data shows a relative shortage of men to women in the 25 to 59 age bracket. Depicted is Li Shaozhuang, winner of the half marathon crossing the finish line of the Hong Kong Marathon 2016 at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam United Nation’s population data shows a relative shortage of men to women in the 25 to 59 age bracket. Depicted is Li Shaozhuang, winner of the half marathon crossing the finish line of the Hong Kong Marathon 2016 at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam
United Nation’s population data shows a relative shortage of men to women in the 25 to 59 age bracket. Depicted is Li Shaozhuang, winner of the half marathon crossing the finish line of the Hong Kong Marathon 2016 at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam
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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for companies such as JP Morgan, Citi, BNY Mellon and several start-ups. He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities. He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management.