Hong Kong

China SOEs Snap Up Overseas Chinese Media

Chinese state-owned enterprises are extending their tentacles ever deeper into the overseas Chinese media, including in Hong Kong. In a move that should be a worry in Malaysia as well as in Hong Kong, the Ma...

Singapore, Hong Kong Catch Cold from Neighbors

The economies of Asia’s prosperous city-states Hong Kong and Singapore seem set to be about the worst economic performers in Asia this year as world trade falters and the air goes out of once buoyant property m...

The Recipe For Chinese Family Business Failures

For 77 years, since 1938 when it was a lowly dai pai dong – a sidewalk food stall in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan district -- Yung Kee Restaurant’s roast goose has been one of the territory’s most famous dishes – an...

A Tour Around Asian Stock Markets

The end of 2015 is nigh and as investors look, as ever, to better things in 2016 it is worth looking at where the best and worst places have been in Asia since Jan.1 this year, and where the markets go in 201...

Hong Kong Prudence Down the Toilet

The Hong Kong government’s former reputation for fiscal prudence and good budget management is in ruins. The latest bail-out plan for its Mass Transit Railway Corporation entails not only throwing another HK$...

Asia’s Megacities to Become Mega-Mega Cities

By 2030, New Delhi will be challenging Tokyo at 37 million residents to be the largest urban agglomeration in Asia and the world.  Shanghai won’t be far behind and Mumbai and Dhaka will be on a par with Beiji...

Hong Kong Tourism Industry Under Siege

As late as a few months ago, Hong Kong’s residents were up in arms over the influx of mainland tourists, who were called “locusts” for their tendency to crowd out the locals to denude stores of vast amounts o...

TPP Needs to Mesh With Sustainable Development Goals

Major deals between developed and developing economies are not commonplace: On September 25, the 193 members of the United Nations announced a new global action plan for achieving Sustainable Development Goal...
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Trouble Ahead for Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s run of good luck is running out. One obvious sign is the increasing interference of Beijing in its domestic affairs, most recently using tame Chief Executive C.Y. Leung and a clique of yes-men to ...
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Hong Kong Airport Expansion Threatens Endangered Porpoises

In 1991, Hong Kong set out to make history with its gleaming Norman Foster-designed international airport by leveling two islets off the tip of Lantau Island totaling 4 sq km and reclaiming 9.38 sq. km of the...