In this paper, we shall discuss Hong Kong's design initiative with reference to Singapore's. We shall explore the difficulties faced by the design industry, the factors affecting its development and what needs be done to strengthen its competitiveness in the world. We shall begin by giving a background of the rise of creative industries. Then after a brief review of the case of Singapore, we will give an account of the policies adopted in Hong Kong and discuss the major difference of the two. Furthermore, as we believe that for design and creativity to flourish and achieve sustainable growth in Hong Kong, education and professional development are indispensable, we will review the current situation in details and make suggestions about the nurturing of design talent in Hong Kong.
LI, Wei Han, Rosanna and SO, Angelina (2010). Creative industries : Singapore and Hong Kong : a review of design initiatives with implications for the nurturing of design talent. Cultural Studies@Lingnan, 20. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/mcsln/vol20/iss1/1/