Laser beams flash across a residential area in Kowloon as anti-government protesters gather at Lion Rock on September 13. Photo: Reuters
Nicholas Spiro
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The View by Nicholas Spiro

Even after four months of protests, don’t expect Hong Kong’s housing and office markets to crash any time soon

  • House prices and office rents are sliding, and Hong Kong is almost certainly in recession. But an undersupply of residential and office space should provide a strong counterweight to falling demand – unless Beijing sends in the troops

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Laser beams flash across a residential area in Kowloon as anti-government protesters gather at Lion Rock on September 13. Photo: Reuters
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Audrey Jiajia Li
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Audrey Jiajia Li

Hong Kong’s hatred of mainlanders feeds the xenophobic undercurrents of its protests

  • Resentment of Beijing has spilled over towards mainlanders, Mandarin speakers and mainland-linked businesses. Shops are trashed, people are attacked and xenophobic slurs are becoming common. Hong Kong is succumbing to a wave of hate crime

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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