Concerns on China’s economy have eclipsed the first anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, reports the Australian Financial Review (29 September 2015). Amidst speculations over how Hong Kong will be impacted, Hong Kong’s role has begun to change for international businessmen seeking to gain access to the Chinese market. While some prefer to bypass Hong Kong to directly conduct business in China, others still consider Hong Kong a vital gateway to China. According to Co-CEO, Simon Henry, Hong Kong remains crucially important as it is trusted by both the West and China. "Mainland Chinese trust Hong Kong, international [property] agents and developers trust Hong Kong. It would be very hard for us to get the street cred being 100% based in China," says Henry.