After pandemic barriers, can Hong Kong recover as a global metropolis?

HONG KONG – Luxury storefronts have been replaced by pop-up shops selling masks. Whole floors of skyscrapers are deserted. Streets once crammed with locals and visitors jostling for space are quiet. This is “Asia’s World City”, Hong Kong’s self-appointed title, after more than two years under some of the world’s toughest pandemic rules. The city […]

HKTDC launches GoGBA Day

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office co-organised the inaugural GoGBA Day yesterday (22 September). This business support event aims to engage members of the international business community in Hong Kong that are currently underserved […]

Hong Kong’s leader gets nod for ‘reverse quarantine’ into China

HONG KONG – Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee has secured China’s preliminary support for a “reverse quarantine” programme to boost travel into the mainland, after two years of strict Covid-19 border controls throttled ties. He said at a Thursday news briefing that officials from neighbouring Guangdong province expressed support for travellers to isolate in […]

HKTDC and Huatai International launch strategic partnership

HONG KONG, Aug 16, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (“HKTDC”) and Huatai International Financial Holdings Company Limited (“Huatai”) have unveiled a new one year strategic partnership to jointly promote the Dual Circulation Strategy laid down in China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. The two parties aim to achieve three […]

HKTDC welcomes measures to ease quarantine restrictions

HONG KONG, Aug 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) Government’s relaxation of entry quarantine measures, which will have a positive impact on Hong Kong’s economic recovery and strengthen the city’s international competitiveness. The HKTDC has been supporting Hong Kong’s small-to-medium […]

Priest begins protest outside Hong Kong prison against detentions of activists

HONG KONG (REUTERS) – A Catholic priest launched a three-day protest on Thursday (July 14) in sweltering heat outside a Hong Kong maximum security prison, demanding the release of activists and democratic politicians held under a sweeping national security law. Milan-born missionary Franco Mella, a longtime rights activist in the Chinese-ruled city, vowed to refuse […]