POP Express Vol. 27 From the Editor - Chief Executive's Economic MeasuresBack

November 1998

Almost a year after Hong Kong entered the Asian economic turmoil, there is little hope that our economy will recover soon. In his latest policy address, the Chief Executive identified four factors for economic recovery: improvement in the external economic environment, moderation of interest rates, stabilisation of property prices, and increase in public confidence. A series of unprecedented measures taken by the government in the past few months were all aimed at salvaging public confidence.


Do they work? Public opinion surveys probably provide the best answer. That's why we have used economic confidence as our first story, before presenting special features like health financing and language learning.


Chung Ting-yiu Robert