Hong Kong's Back!

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NIGHT LIGHTS: The city is glittering again

When the Rolling Stones crank up their guitars at the H.M.S. Tamar exhibition ground in November, they'll be blasting out a message that Hong Kong wants the whole world to hear: the territory has shaken off the SARS scare and is once again open for business — and pleasure. After a nightmarish spring and summer when it was ground zero for severe acute respiratory syndrome, Hong Kong is quickly reclaiming its position as one of Asia's biggest tourist draws.

At the height of the panic, Hong Kong's airport was handling just 20% of its normal passenger flow, and...

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