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Has Hong Kong adopted the wrong COVID-19 strategy?

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    Has Hong Kong adopted the wrong COVID-19 strategy?

    The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong told CNN in September that "an unprecedented number" of expatriates have either left or are planning to leave. Headhunters are struggling to attract new talent to Hong Kong, with people looking instead to places with more relaxed rules.
    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/08/c...hnk/index.html

    what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nivek2046:

    what do you think?
    That this has been discussed ad nauseum for at least the last 12 months.

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    There is a price to pay regardless of the strategy adopted. What I do think is that expats seem to vastly overestimate their value and importance to this place. It's clear that HK is transitioning to being assimilated to the mainland therefore policies will change. Expats are mercenaries that will easily be replaced as long as there is money and they make up a tiny minority. It was clear even before COVID that HK will never be the same, it will survive and perhaps even still thrive financially but in a very different way that will likely be less attractive to many expats particularly those that have been here a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivek2046:
    what do you think?
    HK GOVT said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Next subject!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    HK GOVT said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Next subject!!!
    Wrong. China government says no, HK govt is irrelevant in this and almost any other matters.
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    1 out of 3 foreign students in USA are from China.

    You now have an educated chinese workforce of graduates who have foreing degrees, speak Mandarin and speak English.

    Companies don't need to hrie expats unless they are the top professionals with decades of experience.

    HK will still thrive, but the Greater Bay area exists for a reason


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    Quote Originally Posted by nivek2046:

    Why are we still agonizing about this? Enjoy watching the wind and rain outside or something
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    He says ‘yes’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts:
    Wrong. China government says no, HK govt is irrelevant in this and almost any other matters.
    What ever, mr always thinks he's right
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    The Hong Kong of 2018 when I arrived (when the Asia's world city banners felt like they meant something) has got this utterly utterly wrong and is well on the way to destroying itself. Many in the financial parts of the administration must be privately despairing.

    But in the meantime the CCP had already stepped in with the NSL and decided which way HK was going. Covid has just been an accelerator and driven a tangible pain point much sooner than the wider and gradual frog boiling of freedoms.


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