Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, who has extensively covered 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.
Denise Tsang
Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, who has extensively covered 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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Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

17 Oct 2019 - 12:35AM

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint
Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink

Forced to abandon Legco speech, Hong Kong’s chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address.

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Forced to abandon Legco speech, Hong Kong’s chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address.

Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink
Hong Kong protests: American Chamber of Commerce urges government to step up reconciliatory efforts to save city’s reputation from permanent damage

Survey conducted by business group finds more companies getting pessimistic about city’s long-term prospects now than when protests erupted in July.

15 Oct 2019 - 10:35AM

Survey conducted by business group finds more companies getting pessimistic about city’s long-term prospects now than when protests erupted in July.

Hong Kong protests: American Chamber of Commerce urges government to step up reconciliatory efforts to save city’s reputation from permanent damage
Hong Kong teachers in the firing line over surge in students joining anti-government protests, getting arrested

Schools criticised for failure to rein in students boycotting classes, staging sit-ins and forming human chains on campus.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:43AM

Schools criticised for failure to rein in students boycotting classes, staging sit-ins and forming human chains on campus.

Hong Kong teachers in the firing line over surge in students joining anti-government protests, getting arrested
Hong Kong climbs to third in World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, but judicial independence and press freedom ‘decline’

City rises up World Economic Forum rankings, although performance based on data provided before outbreak of protests.

10 Oct 2019 - 3:24AM

City rises up World Economic Forum rankings, although performance based on data provided before outbreak of protests.

Hong Kong climbs to third in World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, but judicial independence and press freedom ‘decline’
Hong Kong summit of global women’s group Zonta International goes ahead despite escalation of violence at weekend

The US-based group, an advocate for women’s equality in society and workplace, planned the biennial event 18 months ago.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:35AM

The US-based group, an advocate for women’s equality in society and workplace, planned the biennial event 18 months ago.

Hong Kong summit of global women’s group Zonta International goes ahead despite escalation of violence at weekend
Hong Kong protests leave major industry fearing Christmas downturn

Escalating violence leads marketing and advertising executives to predict festive slump.

7 Oct 2019 - 1:04PM

Escalating violence leads marketing and advertising executives to predict festive slump.

Hong Kong protests leave major industry fearing Christmas downturn
Cyclothon and Wine & Dine Festival cancelled in Hong Kong because of safety risk posed by anti-government protests

Tourism Board announces cancellation of Cyclothon and Wine & Dine Festival, citing challenge of ensuring smooth running of the events

3 Oct 2019 - 11:30PM

Tourism Board announces cancellation of Cyclothon and Wine & Dine Festival, citing challenge of ensuring smooth running of the events

Cyclothon and Wine & Dine Festival cancelled in Hong Kong because of safety risk posed by anti-government protests
Hong Kong retail sales suffer worst decline on record amid anti-government protests and US-China trade war

Value of sales plunges 23 per cent to HK$29.4 billion in August, compared with same month last year.

2 Oct 2019 - 11:54PM

Value of sales plunges 23 per cent to HK$29.4 billion in August, compared with same month last year.

Hong Kong retail sales suffer worst decline on record amid anti-government protests and US-China trade war
Hong Kong protests turn city into ‘ghost town’ with shopping centres, restaurants shut, as MTR network crippled amid major National Day unrest

More than 25 shopping centres close for day of protests, that once again descend into violence across swathes of city, while most urban MTR lines suffer shutdowns.

1 Oct 2019 - 9:03PM

More than 25 shopping centres close for day of protests, that once again descend into violence across swathes of city, while most urban MTR lines suffer shutdowns.

Hong Kong protests turn city into ‘ghost town’ with shopping centres, restaurants shut, as MTR network crippled amid major National Day unrest
The American Chamber of Commerce voices concern over Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

Legislation to support the city’s democratic freedoms by putting pressure on Beijing is due for a floor vote in the House of Representatives next month. The American Chamber of Commerce warns that some of the sanctions it stipulates could harm both the US and Hong Kong.

27 Sep 2019 - 11:36PM

Legislation to support the city’s democratic freedoms by putting pressure on Beijing is due for a floor vote in the House of Representatives next month. The American Chamber of Commerce warns that some of the sanctions it stipulates could harm both the US and Hong Kong.

The American Chamber of Commerce voices concern over Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Hong Kong trade woes worsen as exports drop 6.3 per cent in August amid ongoing US-China trade war

Exports declined to HK$352.7 billion while imports shrank 11.1 per cent to HK$380.8 billion, leaving a deficit of HK$28 billion, the Census and Statistics Department said.

26 Sep 2019 - 11:55PM

Exports declined to HK$352.7 billion while imports shrank 11.1 per cent to HK$380.8 billion, leaving a deficit of HK$28 billion, the Census and Statistics Department said.

Hong Kong trade woes worsen as exports drop 6.3 per cent in August amid ongoing US-China trade war
China trade flow via Hong Kong declines as city set to report worst exports in a decade

Hong Kong exports this year expected to post biggest drop in a decade due to impact of China-US trade war.

24 Sep 2019 - 9:10AM

Hong Kong exports this year expected to post biggest drop in a decade due to impact of China-US trade war.

China trade flow via Hong Kong declines as city set to report worst exports in a decade
Hong Kong’s new rail chief Rex Auyeung admits misjudgment after Beijing loyalists accuse him of supporting rioters

Rex Auyeung says it is normal for an educator to help students in need, but considers the timing of writing a letter for a convicted scholar unfortunate.

20 Sep 2019 - 4:09PM

Rex Auyeung says it is normal for an educator to help students in need, but considers the timing of writing a letter for a convicted scholar unfortunate.

Hong Kong’s new rail chief Rex Auyeung admits misjudgment after Beijing loyalists accuse him of supporting rioters
Hong Kong commuters warned to expect more disruptions as MTR Corporation battles to remove derailed carriages from East Rail line

Hong Kong Federation of Railway Trade Unions chairman Lam Wai-keung, says the MTR Corporation will need more time to move two of three derailed carriages back onto the tracks.

17 Sep 2019 - 11:42PM

Hong Kong Federation of Railway Trade Unions chairman Lam Wai-keung, says the MTR Corporation will need more time to move two of three derailed carriages back onto the tracks.

Hong Kong commuters warned to expect more disruptions as MTR Corporation battles to remove derailed carriages from East Rail line
Hong Kong in frame for return as ‘Hollywood of the Far East’ with mainland Chinese officials looking at cutting red tape for city filmmakers

Senior industry figures speaking to film authorities about reducing barriers to southern China market, with aim to revitalise Hong Kong cinema.

17 Sep 2019 - 1:09PM

Senior industry figures speaking to film authorities about reducing barriers to southern China market, with aim to revitalise Hong Kong cinema.

Hong Kong in frame for return as ‘Hollywood of the Far East’ with mainland Chinese officials looking at cutting red tape for city filmmakers
Moody’s downgrades outlook for Hong Kong amid ongoing protest turmoil but city’s rating remains unchanged

Move follows Fitch’s decision earlier this month to lower city’s rating and outlook, and could mean higher borrowing costs for government.

16 Sep 2019 - 11:37PM

Move follows Fitch’s decision earlier this month to lower city’s rating and outlook, and could mean higher borrowing costs for government.

Moody’s downgrades outlook for Hong Kong amid ongoing protest turmoil but city’s rating remains unchanged
Carrie Lam denies reports of talks with state firms on buying up Hong Kong

Chief executive says she met SOE representatives as part of her general responsibilities as leader.

13 Sep 2019 - 11:49PM

Chief executive says she met SOE representatives as part of her general responsibilities as leader.

Carrie Lam denies reports of talks with state firms on buying up Hong Kong
MTR Corporation to cancel overnight train services during Hong Kong’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations over fears of protest violence

Rail operator likely to extend service hours rather than offering overnight trains, as it usually does four times a year during holidays. Gatherings of large crowds during Mid-Autumn Festival have raised fears of repeat of violence that has shut stations in recent weeks.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:18PM

Rail operator likely to extend service hours rather than offering overnight trains, as it usually does four times a year during holidays. Gatherings of large crowds during Mid-Autumn Festival have raised fears of repeat of violence that has shut stations in recent weeks.

MTR Corporation to cancel overnight train services during Hong Kong’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations over fears of protest violence
Hong Kong’s railway staff union warns some MTR stations cannot survive further vandalism by anti-government protesters

Carrie Lam toured Central station, accompanied by transport chief Frank Chan and top MTR Corp officials. Stations were among four forced to close following disruptions during Sunday protests.

10 Sep 2019 - 5:01AM

Carrie Lam toured Central station, accompanied by transport chief Frank Chan and top MTR Corp officials. Stations were among four forced to close following disruptions during Sunday protests.

Hong Kong’s railway staff union warns some MTR stations cannot survive further vandalism by anti-government protesters
US making ‘unnecessary’ link between human rights and trade, Hong Kong commerce chief Edward Yau says

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau believes US is trying to link protests and ongoing dispute with China, and says city has suffered serious collateral damage.

9 Sep 2019 - 9:29AM

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau believes US is trying to link protests and ongoing dispute with China, and says city has suffered serious collateral damage.

US making ‘unnecessary’ link between human rights and trade, Hong Kong commerce chief Edward Yau says
Beleaguered Hong Kong hit by double whammy as Fitch Ratings downgrades city and stock exchange hit by cyberattacks

Rating firm reports demonstrations had inflicted ‘long-lasting damage’ to global perceptions about the quality and effectiveness of city’s governance system.

7 Sep 2019 - 12:11AM

Rating firm reports demonstrations had inflicted ‘long-lasting damage’ to global perceptions about the quality and effectiveness of city’s governance system.

Beleaguered Hong Kong hit by double whammy as Fitch Ratings downgrades city and stock exchange hit by cyberattacks
Carrie Lam hits back at Fitch downgrade of Hong Kong’s credit rating amid anti-government protest turmoil

City drops from AA+ to AA, its outlook switching from stable to negative. Lam says the agency is wrong.

6 Sep 2019 - 6:21PM

City drops from AA+ to AA, its outlook switching from stable to negative. Lam says the agency is wrong.

Carrie Lam hits back at Fitch downgrade of Hong Kong’s credit rating amid anti-government protest turmoil
Beijing supports me all the way, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says, stressing decision to withdraw extradition bill was hers

Chief executive also insists she has not changed her mind, saying withdrawal no different in substance to earlier decisions to suspend or call bill ‘dead’.

6 Sep 2019 - 12:16AM

Chief executive also insists she has not changed her mind, saying withdrawal no different in substance to earlier decisions to suspend or call bill ‘dead’.

Beijing supports me all the way, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says, stressing decision to withdraw extradition bill was hers
Extradition bill’s withdrawal ‘is first step’ in getting Hong Kong back to business

From real estate to manufacturing, city’s battered commerce sector welcomes Carrie Lam’s announcement after three months of crisis.

5 Sep 2019 - 12:23AM

From real estate to manufacturing, city’s battered commerce sector welcomes Carrie Lam’s announcement after three months of crisis.

Extradition bill’s withdrawal ‘is first step’ in getting Hong Kong back to business
Hong Kong officials offer firms caught in US-China trade war and city protests fast tracked access to government funds worth up to HK$35 billion

City’s economy bosses say funding measures worth up to HK$35 billion designed to help small and medium-sized companies ‘ride out storm’.

5 Sep 2019 - 12:23AM

City’s economy bosses say funding measures worth up to HK$35 billion designed to help small and medium-sized companies ‘ride out storm’.

Hong Kong officials offer firms caught in US-China trade war and city protests fast tracked access to government funds worth up to HK$35 billion
Hong Kong recession alert as new business orders dry up amid cocktail of US-China trade war and anti-government protests

Trade war and protest crisis blamed as key indicator of business health falls to 10-year low.

4 Sep 2019 - 1:24PM

Trade war and protest crisis blamed as key indicator of business health falls to 10-year low.

Hong Kong recession alert as new business orders dry up amid cocktail of US-China trade war and anti-government protests
Hong Kong police act early after protesters threaten mass disruption to MTR during morning rush hour

Officers patrol stations across the city to ensure non-cooperation campaign does not get out of hand, a day after anti-government groups smashed up Tung Chung facility.

3 Sep 2019 - 8:41AM

Officers patrol stations across the city to ensure non-cooperation campaign does not get out of hand, a day after anti-government groups smashed up Tung Chung facility.

Hong Kong police act early after protesters threaten mass disruption to MTR during morning rush hour
Developers’ cosy ties with politics may explain Hong Kong’s biggest woe: widening income gap in the least affordable city on earth

As Hong Kong’s unprecedented outbursts of civic unrest enter a 14th week, the link between business and politics – and its implication for the lives of the city’s 7.5 million residents – is coming under increasing scrutiny.

9 Sep 2019 - 6:19AM

As Hong Kong’s unprecedented outbursts of civic unrest enter a 14th week, the link between business and politics – and its implication for the lives of the city’s 7.5 million residents – is coming under increasing scrutiny.

Developers’ cosy ties with politics may explain Hong Kong’s biggest woe: widening income gap in the least affordable city on earth
Hong Kong truck drivers working in taxis and firms consider relocating factories to survive US-China trade war

Freight and manufacturing companies in Hong Kong report plummeting revenue, with industry leader warning ‘worst is to come’ from US-China trade war.

1 Sep 2019 - 9:22PM

Freight and manufacturing companies in Hong Kong report plummeting revenue, with industry leader warning ‘worst is to come’ from US-China trade war.

Hong Kong truck drivers working in taxis and firms consider relocating factories to survive US-China trade war