Perspectives - Ellen Davis

10-year anniversary


When I arrived in Hong Kong - in September 1999 - I wrote in my first editor's column about the seemingly miraculous appearance of a skyscraper "overnight". For weeks, there had just been a hole in the ground, and suddenly, over the course of a weekend, a building had sprung up. I soon learned that this was not unusual at all, and indeed came to realise that this was often the way with a lot of things in Asia. It would take a while for a project to get off the ground, but when it did, it would

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