Many of Hong Kong’s mall operators are offering eye-catching promotions of up to 90 per cent off, in their latest bid to aid tenants by drumming up sales amid a worsening economic outlook.
From the biggest stock sell-off in almost five years to failed home sales Hong Kong has turned into a pawn in the escalating rivalry between the US and China over trade, technology and capital markets.
As well as raising revenue for charity, employing the homeless and recycling clothing, 1ofaKind doubles as a community centre.
Taiwanese-American scientist Peter Tsai, who designed key technology for the N95 mask, came out of retirement in March to steer fresh research and meet the demand for more protective face covers in the fight against coronavirus.
Hongkongers are less bearish about the city’s residential market after two major calamities in the past year have made prices cheap enough to excite some buyers, a Citigroup survey finds.
Hong Kong wine lovers can get next-day delivery of the tasting menu to try during question-and-answer sessions with specialists.
Groceries added to meal deliveries, face masks and hand sanitiser for minorities and sex workers, gift bags for elderly-home residents, advice for travellers – ways Hong Kong people, businesses and community groups are helping fellow Hongkongers.
The face mask shortage is over in Hong Kong, and there is a bewildering choice in the city: N95, BFE, PFE, cloth and reusable. This guide tells you all you need to know about buying face masks in Hong Kong, and sending them overseas.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing feelings of stress, worry and isolation, but some Hongkongers and companies are devoting time and resources, from hosting online meditation to donating broadband access to the needy.
The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on many classes, and Latin dance instructors are feeling the pressure. Latin dance’s close physical contact has put off many students, despite rigid sanitary precautions.
The masks – with bacterial count exceeding limit by 0.4 to 11.5 times – could be dangerous for the elderly, children or those with weak immunity.
Bulk of city’s 190 explosives cases came between June and January, as protests over the now-abandoned extradition bill grew increasingly violent.
Traffic wardens will begin issuing printed fixed penalty notices from Monday in three districts – Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po and Tseung Kwan O.
Confusion reigned after health minister earlier said coronavirus quarantine would be mandatory for all arrivals from China, Italy, Iran and South Korea.
The supply of Japanese seafood and fruit, imported into city as cargo on commercial flights, is under threat. Conflicting messages about quarantine terms for Hongkongers in Thailand have sparked alarm and confusion.
The government has closed all but three crossings of the city’s border with mainland China. But residents and officials say Kiu Tau checkpoint, which is run by the mainland administration, has remained open.
Technicians hand over 10,000 of the coverings to Hospital Authority, with plans to make up to 30,000 per day by the end of March, in conjunction with local manufacturers.
Ng Lok-ching, 24, fights for survival on life support. She does not want to die, says mother, vowing to stand by her ‘until the last moment’.
Laid-off staff complain they cannot access company profiles, where salary and overtime information is stored, union representative says.
Hong Kong Asia Heart Centre says it will offer heart operations starting from US$8,630 to make emergency services affordable to patients.
Companies step in with free masks for residents, who line up to condemn government’s response.
False claims made on social media include encampments of mainland Chinese in North Point and mask giveaways to ‘pro-Beijing’ residents.
The convenience store chain offered masks to those 65 and older at 20 locations across the city.
Scientists say the testing kit is cost-effective and portable, and has already been put to use in mainland China.
Advocates believe as many as half of the city’s domestic workers stayed at home on Sunday, many against their wishes.
Police forced to scotch rumours of officers giving out free surgical masks to government sympathisers, while health chiefs contradict legislator’s tips on how to re-use the face coverings.
High-speed rail link with mainland China suspended from midnight on Thursday to stem flow of people amid coronavirus outbreak.
Calls for complete closure of border with mainland continue to ring out, with government pressed to track down number of Wuhan residents in city. Health care workers’ alliance warns of strike if demands are not met.
Local media platforms suggest the government move has caused market shortages, but officials deny the allegation.