Actually, slow would be writing something as blitheringly uninformed as:Originally Posted by EcoWarrier
Hong Kong is a gateway to China.
Hong Kong is not at a natural international trade crossroads like Singapore is.
The first statement would be irrelevant, were you not trying to make it a limiting statement, one that constrained Hong Kong as "just a gateway", as if it was just a front office economic liaison for China. That's what made it stupid. Your second statement couldn't have been more ridiculous. Hong Kong has been a major international financial hub, not to mention "major international trade crossroads", thanks mainly to the British, since long before the lease expired.
You might want to go get some more updated blocks.Hong Kong the top financial center
Posted by: CNN Producer, Paul Armstrong
HONG KONG (CNN) - Hong Kong has leapfrogged the United States and the United Kingdom to take top spot in the World Economic Forum’s 2011 index of financial market development - the first Asian financial center to do so.
According to the forum’s fourth annual Financial Development Report, Hong Kong’s position was bolstered by strong scores in non-banking financial services such as IPO activity - the first public sale of stock by a company - and insurance.
The report ranks 60 of the word’s leading financial systems according to more than 100 variables, from access to different forms of capital and financial services, to financial stability, regulation and the availability of skilled workers.
1. Hong Kong
2. United States
3. United Kingdom