Denise Tsang

Hong Kong

Denise Tsang

Editor, Hong Kong 

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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Innovation, not low costs, will energise Hong Kong stock market, finance chief says in defending tax increase

Paul Chan doubles down on commitment to raising the stamp duty on stock transactions to 0.13 per cent on August 1, in spite of objections from the industry.

25 Feb 2021 - 6:48PM

Paul Chan doubles down on commitment to raising the stamp duty on stock transactions to 0.13 per cent on August 1, in spite of objections from the industry.

Innovation, not low costs, will energise Hong Kong stock market, finance chief says in defending tax increase
Hong Kong budget: full economic recovery will take time, say experts, despite expectation that HK$100 billion infrastructure spending spree will fuel growth

Financial Secretary Paul Chan predicts economy will bounce back to tune of between 3.5 per cent and 5.5 per cent this year.

25 Feb 2021 - 12:07AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan predicts economy will bounce back to tune of between 3.5 per cent and 5.5 per cent this year.

Hong Kong budget: full economic recovery will take time, say experts, despite expectation that HK$100 billion infrastructure spending spree will fuel growth
Tall order for Paul Chan’s budget: help Hong Kong’s needy, save stricken businesses, revive economy amid Covid-19 pandemic

Despite record deficit, shrinking reserves, financial secretary expected to have something for all

20 Feb 2021 - 2:00PM

Despite record deficit, shrinking reserves, financial secretary expected to have something for all

Tall order for Paul Chan’s budget: help Hong Kong’s needy, save stricken businesses, revive economy amid Covid-19 pandemic
Will Hong Kong’s feisty public broadcaster be brought to heel under a new boss?

Bureaucrat Patrick Li is tasked with reform at RTHK in keeping with a damning report demanding a host of changes at the broadcaster.

20 Feb 2021 - 8:33AM

Bureaucrat Patrick Li is tasked with reform at RTHK in keeping with a damning report demanding a host of changes at the broadcaster.

Will Hong Kong’s feisty public broadcaster be brought to heel under a new boss?
Government report slams Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK, accuses it of lack of editorial accountability; director to step down early

News of Leung Ka-wing’s exit comes two weeks after Carrie Lam publicly took him to task over a string of controversies, saying the broadcaster needed to ‘set things right’.

20 Feb 2021 - 12:01AM

News of Leung Ka-wing’s exit comes two weeks after Carrie Lam publicly took him to task over a string of controversies, saying the broadcaster needed to ‘set things right’.

Government report slams Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK, accuses it of lack of editorial accountability; director to step down early
Hong Kong jobless rate worsens to 7 per cent in January as coronavirus fourth wave takes toll

Labour chief Law Chi-kwong blames the worsening labour market on the outbreak of the fourth wave of coronavirus infections that started in November.

18 Feb 2021 - 11:21PM

Labour chief Law Chi-kwong blames the worsening labour market on the outbreak of the fourth wave of coronavirus infections that started in November.

Hong Kong jobless rate worsens to 7 per cent in January as coronavirus fourth wave takes toll
Vanishing act: absent mainland Chinese shoppers, closed stores turn Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui East into Covid-19 ghost town

Streets of shuttered stores, empty shopping centres in Tsim Sha Tsui East are signs of havoc wreaked by pandemic, though cash-rich landlords see chance to reshape retail scene.

17 Feb 2021 - 10:53AM

Streets of shuttered stores, empty shopping centres in Tsim Sha Tsui East are signs of havoc wreaked by pandemic, though cash-rich landlords see chance to reshape retail scene.

Vanishing act: absent mainland Chinese shoppers, closed stores turn Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui East into Covid-19 ghost town
Covid-19 deals killer blow to Hong Kong food trucks, as more operators abandon scheme

Only two of 15 food trucks still operating four years after scheme was launched with fanfare.

14 Feb 2021 - 11:06PM

Only two of 15 food trucks still operating four years after scheme was launched with fanfare.

Covid-19 deals killer blow to Hong Kong food trucks, as more operators abandon scheme
Hong Kong leader seeks to ease national security law concerns in dialogue with European business groups

More than 20 European business chambers took part in the online dialogue, with many worrying aloud about the impact of the law on the city’s future.

5 Feb 2021 - 11:27PM

More than 20 European business chambers took part in the online dialogue, with many worrying aloud about the impact of the law on the city’s future.

Hong Kong leader seeks to ease national security law concerns in dialogue with European business groups
Irregularities at Hong Kong’s costliest rail link worse than previously indicated in high-profile inquiry, experts find

The team was tasked with probing a series of allegations of shoddy work and missing safety documents at the site and providing expert advice on link construction.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:31PM

The team was tasked with probing a series of allegations of shoddy work and missing safety documents at the site and providing expert advice on link construction.

Irregularities at Hong Kong’s costliest rail link worse than previously indicated in high-profile inquiry, experts find
Hong Kong MTR threatened with sanctions over signalling debacle, as government bemoans more potential delays for mega rail project

Government lays out ‘grave disappointment’ over signalling saga and associated delays after MTR Corp panel finds staff failure.

2 Feb 2021 - 12:13AM

Government lays out ‘grave disappointment’ over signalling saga and associated delays after MTR Corp panel finds staff failure.

Hong Kong MTR threatened with sanctions over signalling debacle, as government bemoans more potential delays for mega rail project
Hong Kong lockdown: 10,000 confined for massive Covid-19 testing operation in Yau Tsim Mong, as fleeing residents prompt implementation review

About 3,000 civil servants including police and other disciplined services officers are expected to be deployed for the unprecedented screening operation.

23 Jan 2021 - 11:25PM

About 3,000 civil servants including police and other disciplined services officers are expected to be deployed for the unprecedented screening operation.

Hong Kong lockdown: 10,000 confined for massive Covid-19 testing operation in Yau Tsim Mong, as fleeing residents prompt implementation review
Sanctions on China to remain even with Sino-US tensions set to ease under President Joe Biden: Hong Kong’s American Chamber of Commerce

American Chamber of Commerce’s new head in Hong Kong says Sino-US relations are likely ‘to see a reset or adjustment’ under President Joe Biden.

24 Feb 2021 - 4:43PM

American Chamber of Commerce’s new head in Hong Kong says Sino-US relations are likely ‘to see a reset or adjustment’ under President Joe Biden.

Sanctions on China to remain even with Sino-US tensions set to ease under President Joe Biden: Hong Kong’s American Chamber of Commerce
Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation warns of losses of HK$4.8 billion in 2020

The losses marked the first time the company has found itself in the red in the two decades since it was publicly listed.

19 Jan 2021 - 11:44PM

The losses marked the first time the company has found itself in the red in the two decades since it was publicly listed.

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation warns of losses of HK$4.8 billion in 2020
Hong Kong fourth wave: jobless rate hits new 16-year high of 6.6 per cent with city deep in coronavirus fight

Number of Hongkongers out of work nears 250,000, as quarterly unemployment rate rises 0.3 percentage points.

19 Jan 2021 - 11:43PM

Number of Hongkongers out of work nears 250,000, as quarterly unemployment rate rises 0.3 percentage points.

Hong Kong fourth wave: jobless rate hits new 16-year high of 6.6 per cent with city deep in coronavirus fight
Hong Kong fourth wave: restaurants, beauty parlours demand immediate easing of Covid-19 rules to prevent onslaught of closures, lay-offs

Restaurants, beauty parlours plead with Hong Kong government to allow them to open up their premises, after seemingly endless social-distancing curbs.

19 Jan 2021 - 12:54AM

Restaurants, beauty parlours plead with Hong Kong government to allow them to open up their premises, after seemingly endless social-distancing curbs.

Hong Kong fourth wave: restaurants, beauty parlours demand immediate easing of Covid-19 rules to prevent onslaught of closures, lay-offs
Hong Kong’s Ocean Park seeks HK$2.8 billion to survive as it transitions with new entertainment zone, conservation efforts

Park plans to offer more than half its 1 million square feet to outside service providers, as finance chief envisions a ‘regular place for locals to hang out’.

19 Jan 2021 - 12:12PM

Park plans to offer more than half its 1 million square feet to outside service providers, as finance chief envisions a ‘regular place for locals to hang out’.

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park seeks HK$2.8 billion to survive as it transitions with new entertainment zone, conservation efforts
Hong Kong’s troubled Ocean Park set to tap public purse again for up to HK$2 billion

The theme park plans to ask the government for funds to sustain its operations for about a year, according to sources.

18 Jan 2021 - 9:09AM

The theme park plans to ask the government for funds to sustain its operations for about a year, according to sources.

Hong Kong’s troubled Ocean Park set to tap public purse again for up to HK$2 billion
Coronavirus: Hong Kong retail sector warns any cuts to shopping mall opening hours will kill businesses, jobs

Trade body warns move will spark a wave of shutdowns and put 450,000 jobs at risk if it happens.

14 Jan 2021 - 11:36PM

Trade body warns move will spark a wave of shutdowns and put 450,000 jobs at risk if it happens.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong retail sector warns any cuts to shopping mall opening hours will kill businesses, jobs
Hong Kong pushes WTO to form panel over ‘Made-in-China’ labelling row after ‘disappointing’ US response

Fresh action at global trade body necessary as nothing substantive has followed filing of October complaint, says commerce secretary Edward Yau.

14 Jan 2021 - 11:31PM

Fresh action at global trade body necessary as nothing substantive has followed filing of October complaint, says commerce secretary Edward Yau.

Hong Kong pushes WTO to form panel over ‘Made-in-China’ labelling row after ‘disappointing’ US response
Hong Kong privacy watchdog renews calls for Facebook to disclose new data-sharing arrangement with WhatsApp

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner for personal data says she wrote to Facebook with a series of questions and concerns over the new terms.

13 Jan 2021 - 11:07PM

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner for personal data says she wrote to Facebook with a series of questions and concerns over the new terms.

Hong Kong privacy watchdog renews calls for Facebook to disclose new data-sharing arrangement with WhatsApp
Uncertainty over 900 jobs as US owner of lifestyle labels such as Timberland, North Face to move from Hong Kong to Shanghai, Singapore

Denver-based VF Corporation will relocate its brand operations to Shanghai and sourcing hub to Singapore, while Hong Kong will just remain a retail market.

12 Jan 2021 - 11:49PM

Denver-based VF Corporation will relocate its brand operations to Shanghai and sourcing hub to Singapore, while Hong Kong will just remain a retail market.

Uncertainty over 900 jobs as US owner of lifestyle labels such as Timberland, North Face to move from Hong Kong to Shanghai, Singapore
Travel restrictions tightened, so Hong Kong residents, businessmen set off early on Lunar New Year trips to mainland

Surge in travellers using Shenzhen Bay border crossing to get home for family reunions.

10 Jan 2021 - 9:28PM

Surge in travellers using Shenzhen Bay border crossing to get home for family reunions.

Travel restrictions tightened, so Hong Kong residents, businessmen set off early on Lunar New Year trips to mainland
With businesses hammered by social-distancing measures, Hong Kong unemployment rate to rise again: government economist

But while further Covid-19 relief measures can be expected in next month’s budget address, they will be of the targeted variety, says Andrew Au.

7 Jan 2021 - 11:32PM

But while further Covid-19 relief measures can be expected in next month’s budget address, they will be of the targeted variety, says Andrew Au.

With businesses hammered by social-distancing measures, Hong Kong unemployment rate to rise again: government economist
Greater Bay Area tourism plan lauded, but experts warn rifts between Hong Kong, mainland China remain

The central government sees youth engagement as key to turning the Greater Bay Area into an arts and culture destination.

6 Jan 2021 - 8:42AM

The central government sees youth engagement as key to turning the Greater Bay Area into an arts and culture destination.

Greater Bay Area tourism plan lauded, but experts warn rifts between Hong Kong, mainland China remain
How a controversial alliance and fresh fruits may be the answer to Hong Kong’s port regaining former glory

Kwai Tsing Container Terminals operator acknowledges need for port players to shape up or ship out, with alliance offering hope that they can deliver.

3 Jan 2021 - 11:07PM

Kwai Tsing Container Terminals operator acknowledges need for port players to shape up or ship out, with alliance offering hope that they can deliver.

How a controversial alliance and fresh fruits may be the answer to Hong Kong’s port regaining former glory
Hong Kong’s new iAM Smart app set to launch, allowing residents access to 20 public services including coronavirus jabs and test results

Hongkongers will be able to use a single digital identity and authentication to conduct government and commercial transactions online.

29 Dec 2020 - 11:12PM

Hongkongers will be able to use a single digital identity and authentication to conduct government and commercial transactions online.

Hong Kong’s new iAM Smart app set to launch, allowing residents access to 20 public services including coronavirus jabs and test results
Coronavirus: Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble unlikely for now, but commerce minister urges patience, says vaccines offer sliver of hope

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau revisits scrapped plans for world’s first such agreement as city battles fourth wave and tightens border control.

28 Dec 2020 - 9:25AM

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau revisits scrapped plans for world’s first such agreement as city battles fourth wave and tightens border control.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble unlikely for now, but commerce minister urges patience, says vaccines offer sliver of hope
Travel bubbles hit a snag amid global Covid-19 peak, says Hong Kong commerce minister Edward Yau

In an interview, Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said the opening of hotly anticipated travel bubbles with other countries, including Singapore, was becoming increasingly distant as the global outbreak hit its peak – though the plans could be rescued by vaccines.

28 Dec 2020 - 9:17AM

In an interview, Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said the opening of hotly anticipated travel bubbles with other countries, including Singapore, was becoming increasingly distant as the global outbreak hit its peak – though the plans could be rescued by vaccines.

Travel bubbles hit a snag amid global Covid-19 peak, says Hong Kong commerce minister Edward Yau
Working from home, lights out on nightlife and travel bubble troubles: the top 10 ways daily life changed in Hong Kong in Covid-plagued 2020

The year was bad for restaurants and retailers, but good for takeaway platforms and e-businesses, as just about everything that could moved online – even church services.

30 Dec 2020 - 2:05PM

The year was bad for restaurants and retailers, but good for takeaway platforms and e-businesses, as just about everything that could moved online – even church services.

Working from home, lights out on nightlife and travel bubble troubles: the top 10 ways daily life changed in Hong Kong in Covid-plagued 2020