People wearing masks walk through the Hong Kong business district of Central on February 19. Given their wealth, resources and organisational heft, conglomerates in Hong Kong ought to be doing much more to contribute to bettering the coronavirus situation. Photo: AP People wearing masks walk through the Hong Kong business district of Central on February 19. Given their wealth, resources and organisational heft, conglomerates in Hong Kong ought to be doing much more to contribute to bettering the coronavirus situation. Photo: AP
People wearing masks walk through the Hong Kong business district of Central on February 19. Given their wealth, resources and organisational heft, conglomerates in Hong Kong ought to be doing much more to contribute to bettering the coronavirus situation. Photo: AP
Francis Neoton Cheung
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Francis Neoton Cheung

Big business is stepping up where the Hong Kong government has fallen short in the coronavirus fight, but it can do more

  • Donations of money and supplies have rushed in even as company managers rally round to make new work arrangements to contain the virus spread
  • But more is rightly expected of these conglomerates. They could learn from mainland companies that have harnessed their strengths to answer on-the-ground needs

People wearing masks walk through the Hong Kong business district of Central on February 19. Given their wealth, resources and organisational heft, conglomerates in Hong Kong ought to be doing much more to contribute to bettering the coronavirus situation. Photo: AP People wearing masks walk through the Hong Kong business district of Central on February 19. Given their wealth, resources and organisational heft, conglomerates in Hong Kong ought to be doing much more to contribute to bettering the coronavirus situation. Photo: AP
People wearing masks walk through the Hong Kong business district of Central on February 19. Given their wealth, resources and organisational heft, conglomerates in Hong Kong ought to be doing much more to contribute to bettering the coronavirus situation. Photo: AP
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