Donald Trump waves as he leaves a business expo at the Radisson Hotel in New Hampshire, in 2011. Trump has a property and hotel empire that is inevitably exposed to US government policy. In other words, his future decisions as president could directly affect his own businesses’ profitability. Photo: Reuters

Can business and politics mix, in the US under Trump, or in Hong Kong?

Bernard Chan says the hand-wringing over how to avert possible conflicts of interest with a property mogul in the White House is relevant here, if the city wants a wider pool of leadership talent

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Donald Trump waves as he leaves a business expo at the Radisson Hotel in New Hampshire, in 2011. Trump has a property and hotel empire that is inevitably exposed to US government policy. In other words, his future decisions as president could directly affect his own businesses’ profitability. Photo: Reuters
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