Hong Kong — Beyond the intricate Chinese pictograms rendered in iridescent neon and the incense spirals that smolder in the Man Mo Taoist temple on Hollywood Road, Hong Kong’s most exotic gift to a visiting American is a reminder of how economic dynamism looks.
Unemployment is just 3.2 percent here (versus 8.5 percent in the U.S.), and it shows. Around the clock, “Hong Kong people” (as they call themselves) buy, sell, produce, and deliver. Everyone seems to be running somewhere. Workers rush handtrucks in every direction, laden with raw materials, finished goods, and sometimes just Styrofoam boxes.
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