A view through a window of office workers in the financial district of Central. Hong Kong faces changed circumstances and things will never return to the way they were. Photo: Nora Tam A view through a window of office workers in the financial district of Central. Hong Kong faces changed circumstances and things will never return to the way they were. Photo: Nora Tam
A view through a window of office workers in the financial district of Central. Hong Kong faces changed circumstances and things will never return to the way they were. Photo: Nora Tam
Lawrence J. Lau
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Lawrence J. Lau

How Hong Kong can reboot its economy amid the devastation of coronavirus and social unrest

  • The government must invest in projects employing local labour, to turn around public sentiment. Hong Kong can’t afford to wait for the free market to act, or for tourists to return. Other priorities include housing and the Greater Bay Area

A view through a window of office workers in the financial district of Central. Hong Kong faces changed circumstances and things will never return to the way they were. Photo: Nora Tam A view through a window of office workers in the financial district of Central. Hong Kong faces changed circumstances and things will never return to the way they were. Photo: Nora Tam
A view through a window of office workers in the financial district of Central. Hong Kong faces changed circumstances and things will never return to the way they were. Photo: Nora Tam
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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.