Hong Kong’s many ‘white elephant’ money-pit projects are coming home to roost | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Hong Kong’s white elephants are, if you will forgive a mixed metaphor, coming home to roost. Extravagant projects were launched on the dubious basis that tomorrow will be much like today, only more so. Well, we have changed all that.

Much writing about the pandemic assumes that when it is all over – a vaccine or a dependable cure having appeared – we will all go back to doing what we did beforehand. 2002, or whenever the happy year is, will be like 2019 but without the protests.

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The more plausible alternative, though, is that this will not happen. Some of the changes made by Covid will not reverse themselves. There will be a new normal, and for some people this may not be pretty.

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