A tourist checks Airbnb listings with his mobile device in Causeway Bay last year. Despite the legal restrictions, online listings for home-sharing in Hong Kong have flourished. They are so popular that the city has become one of Airbnb’s top destinations. Photo: Martin Chan

Innovation laggard Hong Kong needs to update its laws

Albert Cheng says examples abound of how the city is falling behind other Asian economies, including Singapore and Japan, in accommodating the sharing economy

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A tourist checks Airbnb listings with his mobile device in Causeway Bay last year. Despite the legal restrictions, online listings for home-sharing in Hong Kong have flourished. They are so popular that the city has become one of Airbnb’s top destinations. Photo: Martin Chan
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