Denise Tsang

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Denise Tsang

News 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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Hong Kong businesses urge dialogue and slow roll-out to Carrie Lam’s plans to boost number of statutory public holidays

The change is one of 10 initiatives aimed at improving livelihood issues amid economic woes and anti-government unrest. But business leaders say they were not consulted, and will be adversely affected.

16 Jan 2020 - 9:24AM

The change is one of 10 initiatives aimed at improving livelihood issues amid economic woes and anti-government unrest. But business leaders say they were not consulted, and will be adversely affected.

Hong Kong businesses urge dialogue and slow roll-out to Carrie Lam’s plans to boost number of statutory public holidays
Hong Kong tourist arrivals drop 14 per cent year on year in 2019 amid anti-government protests

Arrivals drop to 55.9 million in 2019 from 65.15 million the previous year, caused by 14.2 per cent decline in mainland Chinese tourists and fewer overnight visitors.

15 Jan 2020 - 11:20PM

Arrivals drop to 55.9 million in 2019 from 65.15 million the previous year, caused by 14.2 per cent decline in mainland Chinese tourists and fewer overnight visitors.

Hong Kong tourist arrivals drop 14 per cent year on year in 2019 amid anti-government protests
Battered by Hong Kong protests, Maxim’s gives staff one-off bonus for work during unrest

Payments of HK$2,000 for full-time staff and HK$1,000 for part-timers revealed in letter obtained by Post.

14 Jan 2020 - 8:47PM

Payments of HK$2,000 for full-time staff and HK$1,000 for part-timers revealed in letter obtained by Post.

Battered by Hong Kong protests, Maxim’s gives staff one-off bonus for work during unrest
Hong Kong government unveils HK$10.6 billion plan to bail out ailing Ocean Park, in expansion that will create new themed zones and attractions

Blueprint will transform park into an adventure-themed resort, grounded in nature, with seven new zones and 20 attractions over the next seven years. Park blames poor performance on ongoing civil unrest roiling city

13 Jan 2020 - 11:26PM

Blueprint will transform park into an adventure-themed resort, grounded in nature, with seven new zones and 20 attractions over the next seven years. Park blames poor performance on ongoing civil unrest roiling city

Hong Kong government unveils HK$10.6 billion plan to bail out ailing Ocean Park, in expansion that will create new themed zones and attractions
Hong Kong rail service returning to normal after disruptions caused by overhead cable braking on Tung Chung line

Replacement bus service running between Tung Chung and Sunny Bay stations.

10 Jan 2020 - 6:40PM

Replacement bus service running between Tung Chung and Sunny Bay stations.

Hong Kong rail service returning to normal after disruptions caused by overhead cable braking on Tung Chung line
Hong Kong budget deficit will not top 3 per cent of GDP, says finance chief Paul Chan, as city buffeted by US-China trade war and anti-government protests

Officials estimate shortfall of about HK$80 billion, based on a GDP in the region of HK$2 trillion for the year to March.

8 Jan 2020 - 11:37PM

Officials estimate shortfall of about HK$80 billion, based on a GDP in the region of HK$2 trillion for the year to March.

Hong Kong budget deficit will not top 3 per cent of GDP, says finance chief Paul Chan, as city buffeted by US-China trade war and anti-government protests
Ocean Park to seek Hong Kong government help for HK$10 billion bid to revive ailing resort

Cash injection vital to save Hong Kong theme park and transform facilities amid punishing competition across region, source says.

8 Jan 2020 - 8:09AM

Cash injection vital to save Hong Kong theme park and transform facilities amid punishing competition across region, source says.

Ocean Park to seek Hong Kong government help for HK$10 billion bid to revive ailing resort
Police use tear gas, pepper spray as Hong Kong Christmas protests turn ugly

Tear gas, pepper spray used in Mong Kok and Sha Tin on Christmas Day as chaotic protests continue after previous night’s violence and vandalism.

26 Dec 2019 - 12:02AM

Tear gas, pepper spray used in Mong Kok and Sha Tin on Christmas Day as chaotic protests continue after previous night’s violence and vandalism.

Police use tear gas, pepper spray as Hong Kong Christmas protests turn ugly
Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations close as Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with return to tear gas on streets and protest chaos in malls

Police chief visits officers earlier in evening, calling on ‘black-clad rioters’ not to bring destruction back on the streets for Christmas.

25 Dec 2019 - 5:46AM

Police chief visits officers earlier in evening, calling on ‘black-clad rioters’ not to bring destruction back on the streets for Christmas.

Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations close as Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with return to tear gas on streets and protest chaos in malls
How can Hong Kong's economy bounce back in 2020?

Protests and the US-China trade war hang heavy at the turn of the decade, but what can kickstart growth in the 2020 new year?

23 Dec 2019 - 11:43AM

Protests and the US-China trade war hang heavy at the turn of the decade, but what can kickstart growth in the 2020 new year?

How can Hong Kong's economy bounce back in 2020?
Hong Kong faces gloomy and uncertain economic future, say two of city’s senior officials

Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan says geopolitical events will continue to affect the immediate future, while commerce chief Edward Yau hints at more job losses.

23 Dec 2019 - 11:49AM

Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan says geopolitical events will continue to affect the immediate future, while commerce chief Edward Yau hints at more job losses.

Hong Kong faces gloomy and uncertain economic future, say two of city’s senior officials
Traditional Hong Kong New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled over protest fears

Police oppose large-scale event fearing for public order and safety amid months of often-violent unrest.

18 Dec 2019 - 7:57AM

Police oppose large-scale event fearing for public order and safety amid months of often-violent unrest.

Traditional Hong Kong New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled over protest fears
Hong Kong’s biggest free-to-air broadcaster TVB to lay off 350 employees to cut costs amid protests, recession

Group CEO Mark Lee says various media platforms have been adversely affected by ongoing protests, while, according to a source, TVB chairman Charles Chan is expected to step down soon.

17 Dec 2019 - 7:17AM

Group CEO Mark Lee says various media platforms have been adversely affected by ongoing protests, while, according to a source, TVB chairman Charles Chan is expected to step down soon.

Hong Kong’s biggest free-to-air broadcaster TVB to lay off 350 employees to cut costs amid protests, recession
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam must defuse protests by restarting universal suffrage talks and tackling housing crisis, trade boss Peter Levesque says

Help Hongkongers priced out of city and salvage democratic reform discussions after ‘missed opportunity’ of 2014, Carrie Lam told by American business leader.

16 Dec 2019 - 8:41AM

Help Hongkongers priced out of city and salvage democratic reform discussions after ‘missed opportunity’ of 2014, Carrie Lam told by American business leader.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam must defuse protests by restarting universal suffrage talks and tackling housing crisis, trade boss Peter Levesque says
Competition watchdog’s 19 month investigation into Hong Kong ports alliance reaches final stages

Four major operators at city’s container terminal joined forces to fight effects of US-China trade war, prompting Competition Commission to review agreement.

15 Dec 2019 - 12:05PM

Four major operators at city’s container terminal joined forces to fight effects of US-China trade war, prompting Competition Commission to review agreement.

Competition watchdog’s 19 month investigation into Hong Kong ports alliance reaches final stages
Hong Kong protests and Typhoon Mangkhut prove a perfect storm for Ocean Park as deficit more than doubles to US$72 million

Post-storm repairs took park’s operating costs to HK$1.5 billion, while anti-government movement has scared away tourists.

11 Dec 2019 - 11:29PM

Post-storm repairs took park’s operating costs to HK$1.5 billion, while anti-government movement has scared away tourists.

Hong Kong protests and Typhoon Mangkhut prove a perfect storm for Ocean Park as deficit more than doubles to US$72 million
At least 5,600 retail jobs to go in Hong Kong and 7,000 firms to fold in coming six months as protests land heavy blow on economy, survey finds

About 30 per cent of the 176 companies that responded to the survey said they would lay off 10 per cent of their staff in the coming six months.

10 Dec 2019 - 1:19AM

About 30 per cent of the 176 companies that responded to the survey said they would lay off 10 per cent of their staff in the coming six months.

At least 5,600 retail jobs to go in Hong Kong and 7,000 firms to fold in coming six months as protests land heavy blow on economy, survey finds
Tenants at Kai Tak cruise terminal say relief efforts not enough to overcome Hong Kong’s tourism slump

Tenants and cruise lines say the government’s rent cuts and reduced fees offer limited relief, as the economy reels from the impact of the Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:25PM

Tenants and cruise lines say the government’s rent cuts and reduced fees offer limited relief, as the economy reels from the impact of the Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war.

Tenants at Kai Tak cruise terminal say relief efforts not enough to overcome Hong Kong’s tourism slump
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation reveals it will incur HK$1.6 billion in costs from protests

Lower revenue from train services, repair costs for damaged facilities, extra expenses for security and rent concessions take toll on rail operator.

6 Dec 2019 - 2:28AM

Lower revenue from train services, repair costs for damaged facilities, extra expenses for security and rent concessions take toll on rail operator.

Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation reveals it will incur HK$1.6 billion in costs from protests
Hong Kong protests: vandalised Festival Walk to remain closed until first quarter of 2020 for repairs, hitting retail and catering brands

Mall’s owner says it will need to repair damage to glass entrances, glass curtain walls, escalators, lifts and glass balustrades.

6 Dec 2019 - 1:17AM

Mall’s owner says it will need to repair damage to glass entrances, glass curtain walls, escalators, lifts and glass balustrades.

Hong Kong protests: vandalised Festival Walk to remain closed until first quarter of 2020 for repairs, hitting retail and catering brands
For struggling Hong Kong firms, rent cuts and return to peace more valuable than latest relief measures

Company bosses say that what they really need are rent cuts from landlords and for peace to return to Hong Kong after nearly six months of unrest.

5 Dec 2019 - 9:33PM

Company bosses say that what they really need are rent cuts from landlords and for peace to return to Hong Kong after nearly six months of unrest.

For struggling Hong Kong firms, rent cuts and return to peace more valuable than latest relief measures
Hong Kong economy: government announces fourth wave of relief measures worth about HK$4 billion, including tax instalment plan and subsidies for small firms

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says fresh round of measures aim to help small and medium-sized enterprises with their cash flow.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:44AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says fresh round of measures aim to help small and medium-sized enterprises with their cash flow.

Hong Kong economy: government announces fourth wave of relief measures worth about HK$4 billion, including tax instalment plan and subsidies for small firms
US law on Hong Kong ‘completely unnecessary’ and will risk backfiring on more than 1,300 American firms in city, Carrie Lam says

Hong Kong leader says city is highly free in many aspects and the American law will dampen business confidence.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

Hong Kong leader says city is highly free in many aspects and the American law will dampen business confidence.

US law on Hong Kong ‘completely unnecessary’ and will risk backfiring on more than 1,300 American firms in city, Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong will keep crown as world’s top destination for visitors in 2019 despite protests, research firm Euromonitor forecasts

City to beat Bangkok to top spot again in 2019, keeping No 1 ranking for tenth straight year, British-based company says.

3 Dec 2019 - 11:20PM

City to beat Bangkok to top spot again in 2019, keeping No 1 ranking for tenth straight year, British-based company says.

Hong Kong will keep crown as world’s top destination for visitors in 2019 despite protests, research firm Euromonitor forecasts
Hong Kong protests: safety first as malls cut back on Christmas installations for fear of attracting big crowds

A source said the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping centre had made the change to avoid crowds gathering there.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

A source said the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping centre had made the change to avoid crowds gathering there.

Hong Kong protests: safety first as malls cut back on Christmas installations for fear of attracting big crowds
Hong Kong, Thailand agree to pursue free trade deal, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok that protests have not dented city’s underlying economic strength

City leader Carrie Lam insists protests have not harmed Hong Kong’s underlying economic strength in visit to Bangkok to forge closer trading relationship.

29 Nov 2019 - 11:41PM

City leader Carrie Lam insists protests have not harmed Hong Kong’s underlying economic strength in visit to Bangkok to forge closer trading relationship.

Hong Kong, Thailand agree to pursue free trade deal, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok that protests have not dented city’s underlying economic strength
Tourist arrivals in October take sharpest plunge since Hong Kong’s anti-government protests began

There were 3.31 million arrivals to the city in October, a decline of 43.7 per cent from the same period last year.

30 Nov 2019 - 12:09PM

There were 3.31 million arrivals to the city in October, a decline of 43.7 per cent from the same period last year.

Tourist arrivals in October take sharpest plunge since Hong Kong’s anti-government protests began
Agency tasked with boosting productivity in Hong Kong failed to meet its own targets for four years – and came up with a creative solution

Hong Kong Productivity Council reclassified services to meet internal performance goals, according to Audit Commission report

27 Nov 2019 - 11:36PM

Hong Kong Productivity Council reclassified services to meet internal performance goals, according to Audit Commission report

Agency tasked with boosting productivity in Hong Kong failed to meet its own targets for four years – and came up with a creative solution
After district council elections and with campus siege dying down, Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests shrink

Marches and road blockages in Central, Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay, but only a few hundred take to the streets.

27 Nov 2019 - 4:01PM

Marches and road blockages in Central, Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay, but only a few hundred take to the streets.

After district council elections and with campus siege dying down, Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests shrink
Hong Kong investors to get easier access to mainland China markets in latest amendment to trade pact

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says amendment to Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement trade pact will be crucial to the city’s embattled economy.

22 Nov 2019 - 6:00AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says amendment to Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement trade pact will be crucial to the city’s embattled economy.

Hong Kong investors to get easier access to mainland China markets in latest amendment to trade pact