A worker beckons to her colleague as she rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machine at a factory owned by Hong Kong’s Novetex Textiles Limited in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on December 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters A worker beckons to her colleague as she rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machine at a factory owned by Hong Kong’s Novetex Textiles Limited in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on December 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters
A worker beckons to her colleague as she rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machine at a factory owned by Hong Kong’s Novetex Textiles Limited in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on December 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters
Winnie Tang
Opinion

Opinion

Winnie Tang

Three steps Hong Kong can take to stop spinning its wheels on re-industrialisation and spur economic growth

  • While the government’s push to revitalise manufacturing has waned, Covid-19 has shown the importance of diversification
  • More spending on research, commercialising its findings, and a clear policy direction that takes the Greater Bay Area into account, would provide the needed boost

A worker beckons to her colleague as she rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machine at a factory owned by Hong Kong’s Novetex Textiles Limited in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on December 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters A worker beckons to her colleague as she rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machine at a factory owned by Hong Kong’s Novetex Textiles Limited in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on December 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters
A worker beckons to her colleague as she rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machine at a factory owned by Hong Kong’s Novetex Textiles Limited in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on December 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters
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Winnie Tang

Winnie Tang

Dr Winnie Tang JP is an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She is a pioneer in bringing the geographic information system technology to Hong Kong. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology in e-health, environmental conservation and education. She also founded the Smart City Consortium and Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited.