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    Virtual tourism could be the way forward:

    https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/trave...gtype=homepage


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    Quote Originally Posted by traineeinvestor:
    Virtual tourism could be the way forward:
    The Mrs was in a European city the other day and remarked that she saw Chinese live streamers conducting guided shopping tours and buying for their clients... Have seen this in a couple of HK high end outlets too (weirdly - once for a Malay speaking buyer)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aw451:
    Diversify the economy by adding two key sectors for us to focus on and invest accordingly.

    Technology in general should be encouraged.
    With HK closing itself off to the world and the local administrators stating goals of integration with Greater Bay Area (22% unemployment rates for young people, high Gini coefficient, pollution, corruption etc)

    What is this 'technology on general' you speak of?
    Fin Tech - hard to see Beijing allowing a HK company becoming a national champion
    Biotech - hard to see Beijing allowing a HK company becoming a national champion
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    The only hint so far is assimilation into Shenzhen. Bold only in the belief this is good for HK.

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...6-20221006.htm


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    Now that they have screwed up HK, the only way to rescue HK is for it to become part of Shenzhen...

    Bold = They are going to take the piss

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    A couple of my own suggestions (won't repeat what others have already mentioned like more English schooling, etc.):

    - 4-year visa for local university graduates with the same conditions as a dependant visa (can work for any employer, start a business, etc.). Although studying at a HK university already offers a fairly direct route to PR via the Immigration Arrangements for Non-Local Graduates, a simple and powerful visa could make this more obvious to everyone. All the better if graduates could easily start companies with it.

    - Repeal the NSL and replace it with domestic Article 23 legislation that is compatible with common-law principles like the presumption of innocence. Would do a lot to counter the impression that rule of law is dead in HK.

    - Create a proper e-Residency program, like what Estonia tried to do. The biggest problem with that program was that you couldn't use your e-Residency to open a bank account. What if you could remotely open a business bank account (maybe with one of the digital banks) using your HK e-Residency? What if it served as a visa and allowed you to use the e-Channel at the airport, sort of like the HK Travel Pass? People would love that.

    - Reform laws around land use in the New Territories and replace some of those villages with public housing estates.

    - Avoid any own-goals like introducing a fake news law, etc., that would further tarnish HK's international reputation.


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    The correct answer to the question is blatantly seditious and I wouldn't state it even if I didn't use my own name. And the required measures won't take place in the 852.

    There's little point speculating about improvements to a 2013 version of HK. The 2022 version of HK is totally controlled from elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Please keep suggestions based in some form of reality.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts:
    Restore rule of law
    Did you not read the comment by @East_coast ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    The only hint so far is assimilation into Shenzhen. Bold only in the belief this is good for HK.

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...6-20221006.htm
    Hong Kong's attraction lies in its exceptionalism. The more you give the message that you are integrating into China without maintaining vast differences operationally, the less attractive you are to differentiate yourself from mainland China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shree711:
    Hong Kong's attraction lies in its exceptionalism. The more you give the message that you are integrating into China without maintaining vast differences operationally, the less attractive you are to differentiate yourself from mainland China.
    I would suggest HK's advantage was its normalism against China's exceptionalism in a global context.

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