Coronavirus: Hong Kong finance chief pushes for lead role in global supply chain, technology amid pandemic, but economists suggest city ill-suited for the task

Coronavirus: Hong Kong finance chief pushes for lead role in global supply chain, technology amid pandemic, but economists suggest city ill-suited for the task
Hong Kong’s finance secretary has asked for a policy rethink of the city’s strategy for surviving Covid-19 and a rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape, warning of a slow economic recovery amplified by border closures unlikely to be reversed any time soon.Paul Chan Mo-po on Sunday said the city should position itself to take a leading role in the world’s supply and capital chains, as well as the global technology race, though a pair of local economists suggested Hong Kong was ill-suited to…