Thursday, September 24, 2020
Hong Kong, hurt by US-China trade war, protests, has been replaced by Tokyo as Asia-Pacific’s largest commercial real-estate market in 2019 Hong Kong is no longer the largest commercial real-estate market in Asia-Pacific, having lost its crown to Tokyo in 2019, data and analytics firm Real Capital Analytics said on...
Britain to give Hongkongers residency rights and path to citizenship after National Security Law Passed The British government has agreed to allow around 3 million Hongkongers eligible for British National (Overseas) passports and their dependents (pic) told Parliament the law was a “clear and serious breach” of the 1984 Joint...
China's central government warned Hong Kong protesters today that they should not underestimate "the immense strength of the central government". At a media briefing in Beijing, Yang Guang, spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, also said "those who play with fire will perish...
Major tourist, shopping and residential areas of Hong Kong resembled ghost towns on Tuesday, with nearly all stores and restaurants shutting for citywide anti-government protests on National Day. Retail was brought to a virtual standstill in the global commercial hub as more than 25 shopping centres lowered their shutters fearing...
Thousands of Hong Kong lawyers stage rare protest urging end to political prosecutions during anti-gov’t demos Thousands of legal sector professionals staged their second “black clothes” march in two months urging for an end to political prosecutions, for the Department of Justice to retain its independence and for the government...
Hong Kong economy shrinks for first time in a decade The Hong Kong economy's first recession in a decade deepened in the fourth quarter of 2019, weighed down by anti-government protests and the US-China trade war. Last year was the worst for Hong Kong's growth since 2009, when the financial...
Cathay Pacific reports profit but warns of Hong Kong protests impact Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific warned Wednesday that increasingly violent protests in the financial hub had hit booking demand. Announcing interim results that showed the airline in the black after huge losses in the first half of last year,...
Hong Kong pledges fresh aid of US$255 million to boost battered city Hong Kong’s government has announced an extra allocation for the city battered by political unrest and facing its first recession in a decade. Massive and violent anti-government protests over the past five months have shaken Hong Kong's reputation...
Hundreds of people have joined a mass sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport Friday evening in a fresh round of anti-government protests designed to secure international backing for the movement. Organisers were expecting thousands to show up, and hoped police would respect what they said would be a peaceful...
2019 was a particularly rough year for the global economy. Hong Kong especially was hit relatively hard thanks to ongoing protests which has affected both local and foreign business in the city-state. As such, Hong Kong’s government has recently revealed their intention to “boldly” shore up the finance hub’s...
Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns in midst of Hong Kong protest controversy Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigned on Friday, ending a stormy week for the Hong Kong flag carrier after it was rebuked by Beijing over the participation of some of its employees in the city's festering anti-government...
As the spread of coronavirus sends jitters across Hong Kong, usually bustling shopping malls, restaurants and retailers are deserted, leaving some small business owners contemplating their future in the global financial hub. While Hong Kong’s retail sales extended their free-fall in December as months of sometimes violent anti-government protests...