Hong Kong seeks to hire PR crisis firm—but finds no takers

The city discovered that no global agency was ready to mop up its reputational mess as pro-democracy protestors have revealed cracks in public perception of the Asian business hub.

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Hong Kong learned the hard way how hard it can be to hire a crisis management team in the middle of an emergency.

The Holmes Report revealed that not a single global agency could be persuaded to take the beleaguered city’s case.

Hong Kong has faced turmoil from protestors who worry about growing interference from mainland China, which governs the island but has operated a “one nation, two systems” policy since the island was returned to Chinese control in 1997. The Chinese government has worked to exert more influence on the island, most recently passing a law that Hong Kong residents could be extradited to the mainland to serve prison sentences.

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