CLSA Publication: Love Thy Neighbour More: Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta

*This report is published by CLSA Asia Pacific Markets. Reprinted with permission by CLSA Asia Pacific Markets.

Returning to Hong Kong after time away in Japan and Malaysia, it is amazingly easy to slip back into things. A few bars and restaurants have changed, the air is dirtier and the harbour smaller, but the city is booming with enthusiasm, buzz and excitement that are stronger than ever. This is mind-boggling given that just 10 years ago a number of pundits were questioning Hong Kong’s future in light of the sovereign handover. Journalists were flying in by the hundreds to report about the monumental change that we were about to face and, largely, to predict problems and crises as Hong Kong became just another city in China……