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The sooner Hong Kong moves to ‘0+0’, the more it can serve as gateway to China

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WHILE I've done my fair share of revenge travel since Singapore reopened its borders in April, no other destination has evoked as strong a sense of surreality as Hong Kong.

For the last two-and-a-half years, Hong Kong has been steadfast in adhering to some of the strictest Covid-19 restrictions in the world, and its punishingly long quarantines - up to 21 days at one point - have made the once easily accessible Asian financial hub feel much like a "forbidden city".

As I stepped into Hong Kong International Airport recently, the sight of airport staff donned in full personal protective equipment jolted me into a grim reminder that the Covid-19 pandemic, which had felt largely like a thing of the...

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