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.