A man looks at his phone at a popular viewing point, with Hong Kong Island in the background, on January 21. Photo: AFP A man looks at his phone at a popular viewing point, with Hong Kong Island in the background, on January 21. Photo: AFP
A man looks at his phone at a popular viewing point, with Hong Kong Island in the background, on January 21. Photo: AFP
Vijay Verghese
Opinion

Opinion

Vijay Verghese

Capitalist greed is good: can Hong Kong reinvent its economic miracle?

  • Many long-time residents will say the city has lost much of its can-do hunger and ingenuity, where anything was possible at the right price
  • Hong Kong’s leaders must earn the people’s trust again as it is the one commodity in the equation that cannot be willed into being by any emergency decree

A man looks at his phone at a popular viewing point, with Hong Kong Island in the background, on January 21. Photo: AFP A man looks at his phone at a popular viewing point, with Hong Kong Island in the background, on January 21. Photo: AFP
A man looks at his phone at a popular viewing point, with Hong Kong Island in the background, on January 21. Photo: AFP
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Vijay Verghese

Vijay Verghese

Vijay Verghese is a Hong Kong-based journalist and editor of the online magazines AsianConversations.com and SmartTravelAsia.com.