The minutiae of the Asean-Hong Kong free-trade agreement will be a major ­factor in whether Hong Kong can hold on to its traditional role as a centre for China-related trade. Illustration: Craig Stephens

How Asean can save Hong Kong from losing out to Singapore on China-related trade

William Marshall says Hong Kong’s position is under serious threat from Singapore since the Asean-China free-trade agreement, and the SAR must negotiate access to the same deal in its own trade negotiations with the bloc

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The minutiae of the Asean-Hong Kong free-trade agreement will be a major ­factor in whether Hong Kong can hold on to its traditional role as a centre for China-related trade. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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