Chief Executive John Lee speaks at the Asian Financial Forum at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on January 11. Lee promised to “go fast” on the city’s return to normal. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Chief Executive John Lee speaks at the Asian Financial Forum at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on January 11. Lee promised to “go fast” on the city’s return to normal. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

On Hong Kong’s economic recovery, John Lee must beware of overpromising and underdelivering

  • Economic relief from reopening will take time to gather momentum amid global uncertainties and with the wounds of 2019 still fresh
  • With encouraging macroeconomic data unlikely to emerge before the end of the year, impatience in promising an imminent recovery is almost certain to backfire

Chief Executive John Lee speaks at the Asian Financial Forum at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on January 11. Lee promised to “go fast” on the city’s return to normal. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Chief Executive John Lee speaks at the Asian Financial Forum at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on January 11. Lee promised to “go fast” on the city’s return to normal. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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