Essays In Asia: Spread Your Wings
Spread Your Wings is a documentation of the daily lives of the people living in Hong Kong since the transition to China.
In this global economy of the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong is known as one of the Four Asian Tigers, which has one of the highest growth rates and rapid developments since the 1960s. It has yet to catch up with the majority of the first world by offerring better opportunities to primary education, and more opportunities to higher education.
Under the principle of "one country, two systems," Hong Kong is one of the leading international financial centers in the world with a major capitalist service economy characterised by low taxation, free trade, and minimum government intervention. The Hong Kong dollar is the 9th the most traded currency in the world, yet despite living in of the freest economic systems in the world, most Hong Kongers' toil in service oriented jobs, inhabit small, crowded spaces, whose ability to climb up the economic ladder is limited by poverty, fierce competition of availabe resources, and acquisitions of university degrees.
"Spread Your Wings," is one of the many business provebs displayed in local restaurants in hopes of greater fortune and prosperity.