A review of Hong Kong’s future
Posted on by Jason Li
Leung Chun-ying writes in the Hong Kong Journal about Hong Kong’s future as “Asia’s world city” and the two key problems it faces:
- Local income disparity: “Restaurant workers today earn 4% less than they did 17 years ago. Workers in fast food outlets earn 19% less. Those driving container lorries earn 30% less.” + “Barely a quarter of Hong Kong families share what could be described as a “middle class” lifestyle. Note that just 15% own cars, and 10% have the resources to employ a domestic helper.”
- Mediocre relationship with the mainland: “Hong Kong’s mission in Beijing amounts to just 30 people, while Shanghai and Guangzhou have many more in the capital lobbying for their respective interests. Even Singapore has a larger Beijing presence.”
See the original article, Does Hong Kong have the policy vision needed for the coming years?