CNBC takes a look at some future scenarios for Hong Kong, following its surprising election results earlier this week.
Last year's downturn was a minor blip - structural factors suggest a recovery, says Wee Liat Lee, head of APAC property research at BNP Paribas.
For Asia's well-heeled millennial travelers, new experiences are far more appealing than the comfort of organized tours.
The election of the pro-independence candidates and "localists", was unprecedented in a Hong Kong political system.
Younger people are now more active in politics but changes mustn't be overstated, says Linda Li, associate provost at City University of Hong Kong.
Even though the Umbrella Movement was suppressed, anti-China sentiments have prevailed in this election, says Hong Kong Baptist University's Benson Wong.
Pro-Beijing parties are against continual filibustering while pan-democrats have largely been ineffective, says Port Shelter's Richard Harris.
The balance is expected to remain the same but pan-democrats and pro-establishment parties are becoming more hard line, says KHU's Danny Gittings.
A record 2.2 million voters turned out for Hong Kong's hotly contested legislative council elections amid rising concerns about China's influence.
Public schools in Hong Kong have been asked to ban "independence activities" but students continue to participate in dialogue about democracy.
A growing independence movement in Hong Kong is worrying China ahead of the city's parliamentary election this weekend.
Path of Democracy Convenor Ronny Tong says HK voters are fed up with the existing band of legislators but there are few alternative choices.
Democratic Party Chairperson Emily Lau says the current C.Y. Leung administration suffers from a lack of trust and confidence by Hong Kong citizens.
CNBC's Bernie Lo reports on Hong Kong's political climate and struggle for independence from China, ahead of the Legislative Council elections on Sunday.
Kickstarter, one of the world's largest crowd funding platforms, made its Asian debut in Hong Kong and Singapore on Wednesday.
Car-hailing firm Uber is putting the brakes on its taxi and van services in Hong Kong, effective from Monday, the SCMP reports.
Citron Research's Andrew Left disputed a Hong Kong tribunal's ruling he engaged in market misconduct, but said he's through commenting on China.
Singapore's locally-transmitted Zika cases are a concern, as they increase the probability of more undetected infections, warns HKU's Jasper Chan.
CLSA's Nicole Wong says One Kai Tak buyers can expect to be living in a construction site, as Hong Kong's Kai Tak area is in early development stage.
Tough talk on the campaign trail aside, scrapping NAFTA is not going to happen, says UBS's Jorge Mariscal. Here's why.