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Lawrence J. Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Lawrence J. Lau

Neither violence, nor Beijing, can fix Hong Kong’s housing shortage and lack of a social safety net

  • Many Hongkongers have lost out due to economic changes, and many have deep-seated distrust of mainland China
  • The Hong Kong government must first address their financial insecurities, before it can work on fostering a sense of Chinese identity

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Lawrence J. Lau

Lawrence J. Lau

Lawrence J. Lau is the Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, emeritus, at Stanford University. He served as vice-chancellor and president of the Chinese University from 2004 to 2010, and chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) from 2010 to 2014.