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Hong Kong's new leader must move past COVID to revive city

John Lee should come to terms with the economic costs of current policy

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John Lee, now Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks at a news conference on Feb. 12: The territory's current COVID policies may bring more costs than benefits.   © Reuters

Gary Ng is senior economist for Asia-Pacific thematic research at Natixis in Hong Kong.

Newly inaugurated Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee has vowed to revive the global image of a place that previously billed itself as "Asia's world city."

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