The Global Life: Alive and Kicking

With SARS gone for now, business is bustling anew in Hong Kong

Life in the buzzing megalopolis called Hong Kong is slowly returning to normal. Face masks have disappeared from mannequins in couture window displays, the handshake is once again the business greeting of choice, and restaurants and bars don't look like furniture showrooms anymore. "Everything seems a bit rosier now," says Jonathan Zeman, COO of Lan Kwai Fong Holdings, owner of many trendy bars, restaurants and serviced apartments catering to the expat community in the city center. "We are seeing a lot more business travelers at our places." That includes those on the steep stone streets of the lively Lan Kwai Fong...

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