A return to more affordable housing prices in Hong Kong would not only help people get homes, it would help ease a critical social problem and political discontent. Photo: EPA-EFE
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

Why slower economic growth may not be a bad thing for Hong Kong

  • Bernard Chan says with an economy at full capacity and after years of high rents and housing costs, a return to more affordable prices should be welcomed
  • Hong Kong’s 2019 fortunes will rest on many factors, not least the outcome of the US-China trade talks, Brexit, and China’s challenging economic transition

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A return to more affordable housing prices in Hong Kong would not only help people get homes, it would help ease a critical social problem and political discontent. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.