It's a strange but interesting time to be on a business trip to Hong Kong.

The world's media is understandably focused on the protests which have shaken the city for the past three months.

But it creates the impression of a city under siege. That's mostly not the case - at least not during the working week.

I'm here as a guest of the Hong Kong government to attend the city's big Belt and Road Summit.


The Belt and Road - for the uninitiated - is China's largest foreign policy initiative.

Herald journalist Keith Ng in Hong