A deserted Disneyland Resort on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. Months of protests have taken a heavy toll on city businesses. Photo: Nora Tam
Alicia Garcia Herrero
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Alicia Garcia Herrero

Hong Kong protests and the US-China trade war are hurting the city’s economy, but Carrie Lam can stop things getting worse

  • Even as economists cut growth forecasts for Hong Kong, the civil unrest and trade war are likely to ensure that their projections turn out optimistic
  • The only way to dodge a recession is an urgent policy response that tackles the social inequity fuelling the public discontent

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A deserted Disneyland Resort on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. Months of protests have taken a heavy toll on city businesses. Photo: Nora Tam
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