Thursday, September 24, 2020
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...
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...
The Hong Kong government has spent HK$7.4 million so far on a global advertising campaign aimed at reassuring foreign investors and visitors the city was still safe despite months of protest chaos. Industry experts said the official campaign had lost out to a similar drive by the protesters who have...
Hong Kong will lead a $5 billion rescue of Cathay Pacific Airways which has been hit by a global travel slump triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The government’s involvement in the recapitalisation follows the double blows of Hong Kong’s political unrest and the coronavirus outbreak, which Cathay said meant...
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,...
A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the country has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said. Property consultants said interest in the “Malaysia My Second Home” (MM2H) initiative has surged...
‘New way of life’: pandemic shifts investor preferences in Hong Kong, New York luxury property market The Covid-19 pandemic is ushering in a common trend in the luxury real estate market among prospective buyers in Hong Kong and abroad. In Hong Kong, inquiries for property in Clear Water Bay on...
The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp is on track to achieve its goal of attracting the first batch of research institutes to the city in health care, artificial intelligence and robotics, as part of a broader push by the city to build itself into a hub for innovation...
More than one in 10 retailers in Hong Kong could close down in the next six months as social unrest and sometimes violent protests deter tourists, threatening the survival of smaller operators, the city's main retailing group said. About 7,000 licensed retail establishments out of 64,000 in the Asian...
From 1 July, the town of Sydney are going to be powered using one hundred pc renewable electricity, generated from wind and solar farms in regional New South Wales. Valued at over AUD60 million (US$37 million), it's the most important green energy deal of its kind by a council in...
The COVID-19 outbreak is apparently on the retreat in Mainland China, and has so far had a relatively restrained impact on Hong Kong and Macao, but the disease and measures to control it have dented confidence among exporters. The triple challenge posed by COVID-19, softening global demand and lingering trade...