A Cathay Pacific aircraft takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on January 6. As the pandemic persists, the blow to the Hong Kong economy may well be mortal without a plan for comprehensive vaccination and international cooperation enabling resumption of safe travel. Photo: Bloomberg
A Cathay Pacific aircraft takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on January 6. As the pandemic persists, the blow to the Hong Kong economy may well be mortal without a plan for comprehensive vaccination and international cooperation enabling resumption of safe travel. Photo: Bloomberg
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

With Hong Kong’s future as Asia’s leading business hub at stake, where’s the Covid-19 rescue plan?

  • The travel and tourism sector is bleeding worldwide, but as a home for global business, Hong Kong has been hit especially hard
  • Given the gravity of the challenges, it is counterproductive for our government to persist with its hermit-economy zero-Covid strategy

A Cathay Pacific aircraft takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on January 6. As the pandemic persists, the blow to the Hong Kong economy may well be mortal without a plan for comprehensive vaccination and international cooperation enabling resumption of safe travel. Photo: Bloomberg
A Cathay Pacific aircraft takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on January 6. As the pandemic persists, the blow to the Hong Kong economy may well be mortal without a plan for comprehensive vaccination and international cooperation enabling resumption of safe travel. Photo: Bloomberg
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