CY’s Last Call: Business looks at the Policy Address 2016

Politics still matter

The business community will not only have to weigh the intentionality behind the CE’s plans to improve Hong Kong’s competitiveness and business environment, but also his ability to execute. That means being able to push a significant number of his initiatives through LegCo, like the Copyright Ordinance amendments – or bypass LegCo, like financing for the Third Runway. This article is looking at the business dimension of the policy address – but it doesn’t mean the politics don’t matter.

As our recent article shows, the international business community recognises this and has even stressed the importance to elements like freedom of speech and considers political structure important. CY will have to get it at least major elements of both business and politics right to see off contenders for the business community votes in the 2017 CE election.

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Alex Fok

Alex Fok

Alex Fok is a Harbour Times journalist monitoring Hong Kong’s daily political scene and diplomatic updates. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick and his master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former committee member of the Warwick-based Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (WHKPASS) and was the chief editor of the society’s magazine – PASSTIMES.
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