How can the TDC demand land for convention centres when Hong Kong's chief executive is busy scouring every square inch of land in Hong Kong for new housing and when there is already an enormous oversupply of convention facilities just across the border in Guangdong? Photo: Dustin Shum How can the TDC demand land for convention centres when Hong Kong's chief executive is busy scouring every square inch of land in Hong Kong for new housing and when there is already an enormous oversupply of convention facilities just across the border in Guangdong? Photo: Dustin Shum
How can the TDC demand land for convention centres when Hong Kong's chief executive is busy scouring every square inch of land in Hong Kong for new housing and when there is already an enormous oversupply of convention facilities just across the border in Guangdong? Photo: Dustin Shum
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Who needs Hong Kong Trade Development Council?

How can the TDC demand land for convention centres when Hong Kong's chief executive is busy scouring every square inch of land in Hong Kong for new housing and when there is already an enormous oversupply of convention facilities just across the border in Guangdong? Photo: Dustin Shum How can the TDC demand land for convention centres when Hong Kong's chief executive is busy scouring every square inch of land in Hong Kong for new housing and when there is already an enormous oversupply of convention facilities just across the border in Guangdong? Photo: Dustin Shum
How can the TDC demand land for convention centres when Hong Kong's chief executive is busy scouring every square inch of land in Hong Kong for new housing and when there is already an enormous oversupply of convention facilities just across the border in Guangdong? Photo: Dustin Shum
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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.