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Has Hong Kong really thought its tech ambitions through?


LettersHas Hong Kong really thought its tech ambitions through?

Readers discuss the challenge of rejuvenating Hong Kong’s economy, the government’s preparations for Super Typhoon Saola, efforts to increase blood donation, and the role of housing in boosting the birth rateHong Kong economyLettersPublished: 11:30am, 5 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Feel strongly about these letters, or any other aspects of the news? Share your views by emailing us your Letter to the Editor at [email protected] or filling in this Google form. Submissions should not exceed 400 words, and must include your full name and address, plus a phone number for verification.I vividly recall the sense of relief when the mainland began easing its three-year-long “zero-Covid” restrictions. The hope for a rebound and prosperity brought about a wave of positive energy.The Hong Kong government also unveiled numerous ambitious plans to revive the economy, epitomised by the slogan “ Hong Kong is back”. However, the harsh reality has set in: high interest rates, sluggish exports and a lacklustre stock market.

Nevertheless, I am not worried about this reality, as it is beyond our control. What concerns me is the substance of our plans and policies. Hong Kong has never lacked ambition. We have introduced many grand ideas.

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