Entrepreneurship by Sheng and Hongkong why not become Silicon Valley

introduction: Hongkong, the low tax preference policy, efficient government, perfect the basic communication network and the global recognition of the legal system, but why Hongkong cannot become the Silicon Valley



"this year, in the end there is no one is willing to be a superman?" Li Jiacheng’s business partner and friend Zhou Kaixuan tell you that the answer is negative, "this year no one wants to be a hero, but no one wants to be a superhero."

over the past few decades, Mr. Li Jiacheng was called "Li Chaoren", is the Chinese entrepreneurs, including the Chinese community in Hongkong. In recent years, however, the entrepreneurial spirit he represents has been challenged in Hongkong.

in fact, Hongkong’s entrepreneurial spirit ten years ago, it went down the road. Chinese University Hong Kong Research Report on entrepreneurship in Hongkong found that the level of entrepreneurship unexpectedly low in Hongkong.

began in 2002, covering 54 countries and regions worldwide "gem" international research shows that Hongkong’s entrepreneurial activity penetration rate of only 3.4% of the adult population, global entrepreneurship is one of the lowest rates of regions and countries.

even after the Hongkong ushered in the free line to bring the era of retail prosperity, entrepreneurial activity in the past ten years has not improved significantly. In 2009, the results of the study said that only 3.6% of adult residents in Hongkong in the early stages of entrepreneurial activity, lower than the United States of the United States, more than 18.8% of the mainland’s entrepreneurial population level of 8%.

"spoiled Hongkong"

a Canadian witness to Hongkong’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Le Yumin (Bruce Rockowitz) came to Hongkong 35 years ago, as a professional tennis player to participate in the tour. He was only 19 years old, in the Hongkong Country Club part-time tennis coach, growing up in the small town he first met so many Rolls-Royce and Mercedes Benz cars. His life in Hongkong and soon thereafter, including singer Coco Lee married and settled in Hongkong.

"at that time, Hongkong and now are different, there are not so many good restaurants, entertainment and hotels, when it is easier for young people to start a business." Le Yumin on the first financial daily said.

as a part-time coach, he met the "father of Lan Kwai Fong" Sheng Zhiwen (Allan Zeman), joined a company called Colby trading company to become partners. In 1984 two people opened the first restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong California Restaurant, lay the foundation for the rise of the Lan Kwai Fong.

2000 years of Feng Group’s acquisition of Colby, Le Yumin files Fung, and became chief executive of Li & Fung Ltd. in 2004, ten years to lead Fung increased from $6 billion to $20 billion in revenue. In July this year, Le Yumin will pass the baton to Li & Fung family.