The End of "Made in Hong Kong"? : De-industrialisation and Industrial Promotion Policy in Hong Kong

Breitung, Werner. (1999) The End of "Made in Hong Kong"? : De-industrialisation and Industrial Promotion Policy in Hong Kong. Geographica Helvetica, Jg. 54, H. 4. pp. 242-251.

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This article explores spatial aspects of Hong Kong's deindustrialisation, related both to the development of closer cross-border ties and to Hong Kong's evolution as a global city. Industrial promotion has always had its place in the generally non-interventionist economic policy ofthe government. However, under the new political and economical conditions industrial promotion has moved up on the agenda. In particular, the promotion of high-tech industries is given special governmental attention. The author wams that the plans for re-industrialising Hong Kong may be based on an obsolete view of the city: the city as an isolated entity rather than as the cross-border economic agglomeration that it is growing into. The aim should be to develop a strong and productive industrial base with intraregional co-operation for the whole agglomeration instead of just for Hong Kong.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Geowissenschaften > Humangeographie / Stadt- und Regionalforschung (Schneider-Sliwa)
UniBasel Contributors:Breitung, Werner
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Verband Geographie Schweiz
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