Travellers queue in the border control area at Lok Ma Chau station on January 8, the first day the border with the mainland was reopened for quarantine-free travel. Photo: Bloomberg
Travellers queue in the border control area at Lok Ma Chau station on January 8, the first day the border with the mainland was reopened for quarantine-free travel. Photo: Bloomberg
Kevin Lau Chung Hang
Opinion

Opinion

Kevin Lau Chung Hang

Reopening mainland border won’t fix Hong Kong’s economy on its own

  • Reopening will undoubtedly boost Hong Kong’s tourism and retail sectors, as well as other cross-border economic activities, but it’s no cure-all
  • The plan is still in its early days, the pandemic is not over and other events are slowing the global economy, which will hit Hong Kong

Travellers queue in the border control area at Lok Ma Chau station on January 8, the first day the border with the mainland was reopened for quarantine-free travel. Photo: Bloomberg
Travellers queue in the border control area at Lok Ma Chau station on January 8, the first day the border with the mainland was reopened for quarantine-free travel. Photo: Bloomberg
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