Hong Kong Feeling The Price Of Pollution

Long a magnet for international talent, Hong Kong is struggling to attract overseas workers due to its worsening air quality.
September 5, 2006, 11am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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While Hong Kong has been able to develop itself into one of the world's primer business and financial centers, a recent survey shows that it now faces the challenge of maintaining a healthy environment in order to continue to attract international companies and talent.

"More than half of Hong Kong-based companies have been forced to improve their salary offers to expatriates put off by rising pollution, a survey by Hudson human resources consultancy said."

"The survey came after recent calls from members of the British, Canadian, Australian and Japanese chambers of commerce in Hong Kong urging the government to act against rising pollution or risk losing the city's international status."

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Published on Monday, September 4, 2006 in Forbes
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