HK must do more to attract investors: Expert

Hong Kong's charm offensive has spread to various Asean countries even as it aggressively woos investors and businesses from long-time trading partners.
Hong Kong's charm offensive has spread to various Asean countries even as it aggressively woos investors and businesses from long-time trading partners. PHOTO: AFP

Hong Kong needs to build new strengths, lower costs of doing business and improve quality of life to attract more investors to the city, says a leading political observer.

Associate Professor Peter Cheung from Hong Kong University's department of politics and public administration told The Straits Times that it is not enough for the territory to emphasise its traditional strengths such as greater freedom of speech, sound infrastructure and rule of law.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2018, with the headline 'HK must do more to attract investors: Expert'. Print Edition | Subscribe