Shanghai will become a threat to Hong Kong’s standing when Shanghai realises what has made that standing. Photo: Bloomberg Shanghai will become a threat to Hong Kong’s standing when Shanghai realises what has made that standing. Photo: Bloomberg
Shanghai will become a threat to Hong Kong’s standing when Shanghai realises what has made that standing. Photo: Bloomberg
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Shanghai’s dreams of unseating Hong Kong will take more than pouring concrete

The reason Hong Kong is still China’s No 1 financial hub has nothing to do with how much concrete has been poured and how high we poured it

Shanghai will become a threat to Hong Kong’s standing when Shanghai realises what has made that standing. Photo: Bloomberg Shanghai will become a threat to Hong Kong’s standing when Shanghai realises what has made that standing. Photo: Bloomberg
Shanghai will become a threat to Hong Kong’s standing when Shanghai realises what has made that standing. Photo: Bloomberg
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.