Raymond Ho says Hong Kong has remained a competitive international city which still plays an important role in China. Photo: Nora Tam

Torn mosquito nets, cockroaches in Shenzhen, but Hong Kong engineer Raymond Ho was among those happy to share knowledge with mainland Chinese officials

  • Hong Kong played key role in mainland’s economic transformation in the 1980s, says engineer Raymond Ho, who witnessed early years of China’s opening up
  • Officials, businessmen learned from city’s experts, but Hong Kong continued to thrive as Beijing never wanted it to be ‘just another typical Chinese city’
Topic |   40 years of reform and opening up

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Raymond Ho says Hong Kong has remained a competitive international city which still plays an important role in China. Photo: Nora Tam
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