Hong Kong risks global status as Singapore opens up to world

Hong Kong's strict travel policies show just how much its leaders are keen to impress Beijing.
Hong Kong's strict travel policies show just how much its leaders are keen to impress Beijing.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - The divide between Asia's two main financial hubs in handling the pandemic is growing ever wider, with one opening up to global travel and the other maintaining one of the world's harshest quarantine policies.

In Singapore, officials are taking steps to reconnect with the global economy even as the government faces pressure to favour locals over foreigners for well-paying jobs.

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