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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    From the posts above people have said Hong Kong lacks the culture and support to be a tech hub.
    Silicon valley is not the result of culture, but lots and lots of government investment and a commitment to build a tech centre.

    https://techcrunch.com/2014/07/04/th...ilicon-valley/

    Hsinchu, the high tech centre in Taiwan was built by government too.

    Since the Greater Bay Area plan comes from the highest level of government and there's a commitment to develop R&D in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, I wouldn't take this opportunity lightly.

    Considering Hong Kong has 4 universities in the Top 100 for Science and Tech, education doesn't seem to be a problem either.

    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    If it were as easy as the government stating we will have a tech hub there would be plenty examples to look at of alternatives to SIlicon Valley. ...
    Look above. Most tech centres were supported by large government funding and there are plenty of examples.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...nology_centers

    In the above interview with the Canadian Chamber, there was another important point.

    Hong Kong should tone down laissez-faire business attitude, says Canadian Chamber president | South China Morning Post

    That's the whole problem of Hong Kong. Everybody thinking that business just magically appears. And if it's not there, then it must be some cultural problem. There are a ton of technical problems to solve in Hong Kong and further afield. Plenty of opportunities, so why not grab that opportunity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Silicon valley is not the result of culture, but lots and lots of government investment and a commitment to build a tech centre.

    https://techcrunch.com/2014/07/04/th...ilicon-valley/

    Hsinchu, the high tech centre in Taiwan was built by government too.

    Since the Greater Bay Area plan comes from the highest level of government and there's a commitment to develop R&D in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, I wouldn't take this opportunity lightly.

    Considering Hong Kong has 4 universities in the Top 100 for Science and Tech, education doesn't seem to be a problem either.



    Look above. Most tech centres were supported by large government funding and there are plenty of examples.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...nology_centers

    In the above interview with the Canadian Chamber, there was another important point.

    Hong Kong should tone down laissez-faire business attitude, says Canadian Chamber president | South China Morning Post

    That's the whole problem of Hong Kong. Everybody thinking that business just magically appears. And if it's not there, then it must be some cultural problem. There are a ton of technical problems to solve in Hong Kong and further afield. Plenty of opportunities, so why not grab that opportunity?
    Hong Kong is great for money laundering for North Korea....Tech Hub..hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat
    Hong Kong is great for money laundering for North Korea....Tech Hub..hmmm
    A problem of laissez -faire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Silicon valley is not the result of culture, but lots and lots of government investment and a commitment to build a tech centre.

    https://techcrunch.com/2014/07/04/th...ilicon-valley/
    The title of the piece and the content don't really match. The main government involvement cited in the text is
    "Herein lie my suggestions on how the U.S. government can help its own export goals and the preservation of Silicon Valleys and by extension, Americas leadership position in technology. Focus on immigration reform and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education."

    Oh well perhaps you are right and the all knowing government decides what is successful...

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    Im sure most Westerners spray painted their surroundings with coffee when hearing the CEs statement.

    The local HK culture and what is required for a Silicon Valley style culture are at opposite ends of the creativity spectrum.

    Its good the CE is setting some inspiration for HK locals, but its likely to take generations for mass scale creativity and innovation to occur here. I feel the HK education system is to blame as it appears to beat the imagination out of children, and just pressure cook them into achieving high test scores without valuing adapting learnings to the real world.

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    sure.....

    HK can be just like Silicon Valley in terms of the amount of expats vs locals employed in the various professional job functions...


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    Or perhaps she meant 'ChillyCorn Valley' for innovations like 'Gucki' , 'Nopia' and 'iFone'..

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    Brexit and Occupy Central are essentially the same thing. A smaller territory with a confused relationship with a bigger territory. If not careful the smaller territory may become insignificant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by parilla
    Brexit and Occupy Central are essentially the same thing. A smaller territory with a confused relationship with a bigger territory. If not careful the smaller territory may become insignificant.
    The UK is a sovereign state, Hong Kong is a city in China. Not really the same thing.

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