If cities have personalities at all, then for New York, it is its imposing influence as a source of culture. Hong Kong is almost New York’s complete ­reverse. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Why Hong Kong and New York are still worlds apart

Elbert Lee says if New York, the defining symbol of the modern West, exudes dominance and power as a source of culture, Hong Kong is almost the reverse. Evolving into a true world city will require looking beyond the images on Tourism Board booklets

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If cities have personalities at all, then for New York, it is its imposing influence as a source of culture. Hong Kong is almost New York’s complete ­reverse. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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