Caring HK march to oppose the government's 'My Home Purchase Scheme' as they think it is not helpful in assisting sandwich class to buy flats. Photo: Edward Wong Caring HK march to oppose the government's 'My Home Purchase Scheme' as they think it is not helpful in assisting sandwich class to buy flats. Photo: Edward Wong
Caring HK march to oppose the government's 'My Home Purchase Scheme' as they think it is not helpful in assisting sandwich class to buy flats. Photo: Edward Wong
Jake Van Der Kamp
Opinion

Opinion

Jake's View by Jake Van Der Kamp

Posh property expensive? It's Hong Kong meting out justice

Global guides miss the complexity and economic redress lurking behind high real estate values

Caring HK march to oppose the government's 'My Home Purchase Scheme' as they think it is not helpful in assisting sandwich class to buy flats. Photo: Edward Wong Caring HK march to oppose the government's 'My Home Purchase Scheme' as they think it is not helpful in assisting sandwich class to buy flats. Photo: Edward Wong
Caring HK march to oppose the government's 'My Home Purchase Scheme' as they think it is not helpful in assisting sandwich class to buy flats. Photo: Edward Wong
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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.