The old Hong Kong Club Building on Queen Statue Square, in the Central business district of the city on June 17, 1978. Over 30 years ago, the author first arrived in the city. Photo: Sunny Lee The old Hong Kong Club Building on Queen Statue Square, in the Central business district of the city on June 17, 1978. Over 30 years ago, the author first arrived in the city. Photo: Sunny Lee
The old Hong Kong Club Building on Queen Statue Square, in the Central business district of the city on June 17, 1978. Over 30 years ago, the author first arrived in the city. Photo: Sunny Lee
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Hong Kong: a feisty city on ‘borrowed time’

The rambunctious and impudent bravado is today barely perceptible. Self pity seems widespread. So is fear of the future

The old Hong Kong Club Building on Queen Statue Square, in the Central business district of the city on June 17, 1978. Over 30 years ago, the author first arrived in the city. Photo: Sunny Lee The old Hong Kong Club Building on Queen Statue Square, in the Central business district of the city on June 17, 1978. Over 30 years ago, the author first arrived in the city. Photo: Sunny Lee
The old Hong Kong Club Building on Queen Statue Square, in the Central business district of the city on June 17, 1978. Over 30 years ago, the author first arrived in the city. Photo: Sunny Lee
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.