Denise Tsang

Hong Kong

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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What are the Hong Kong brands hit by ‘Made-in-China’ relabelling under new US rules?

Commerce minister blasts US rules, saying regulations cannot be changes based on Donald Trump’s whims.

14 Aug 2020 - 11:39PM

Commerce minister blasts US rules, saying regulations cannot be changes based on Donald Trump’s whims.

What are the Hong Kong brands hit by ‘Made-in-China’ relabelling under new US rules?
Hong Kong exports to US will avoid punitive tariffs, but city minister slams ‘Made-in-China’ relabelling as ‘telling a lie’

United States issues a clarification, continuing the exemption for Hong Kong goods from the harsh levies imposed on mainland China.

14 Aug 2020 - 6:04PM

United States issues a clarification, continuing the exemption for Hong Kong goods from the harsh levies imposed on mainland China.

Hong Kong exports to US will avoid punitive tariffs, but city minister slams ‘Made-in-China’ relabelling as ‘telling a lie’
Hong Kong competition watchdog calls out alliance of port operators, prompting laundry list of proposed remedies

The alliance, which includes four of the five operators at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, vowed to cap prices to alleviate the watchdog’s concerns.

12 Aug 2020 - 10:51PM

The alliance, which includes four of the five operators at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, vowed to cap prices to alleviate the watchdog’s concerns.

Hong Kong competition watchdog calls out alliance of port operators, prompting laundry list of proposed remedies
Company owned by Hong Kong justice chief Teresa Cheng’s husband sells shares in US business after Washington-imposed sanctions

Company majority-owned by Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng’s husband, Otto Poon, reveals sale of stake in Transel Elevator & Electrical, after Cheng was one of 11 officials hit by President Donald Trump over national security law.

11 Aug 2020 - 11:07PM

Company majority-owned by Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng’s husband, Otto Poon, reveals sale of stake in Transel Elevator & Electrical, after Cheng was one of 11 officials hit by President Donald Trump over national security law.

Company owned by Hong Kong justice chief Teresa Cheng’s husband sells shares in US business after Washington-imposed sanctions
National security law: Hong Kong’s financial institutions gripped by anxiety over United States sanctions

Bank insiders say they are walking a tightrope between following US requirements and ensuring they comply with Hong Kong laws.

10 Aug 2020 - 10:33AM

Bank insiders say they are walking a tightrope between following US requirements and ensuring they comply with Hong Kong laws.

National security law: Hong Kong’s financial institutions gripped by anxiety over United States sanctions
Hongkongers turn to remote Sai Kung islands to relax, raising safety concerns and fears of endangering rare landscape

Basalt Island, where expat banker fell and died, among unspoilt spots attracting more visitors

9 Aug 2020 - 12:09PM

Basalt Island, where expat banker fell and died, among unspoilt spots attracting more visitors

Hongkongers turn to remote Sai Kung islands to relax, raising safety concerns and fears of endangering rare landscape
Beating the gloom: enterprising Hongkongers find ways to boost income, running yoga classes or selling at bazaars and online

Depressing jobs scene drives some to turn talents, hobbies into potential money-spinners.

7 Aug 2020 - 6:22PM

Depressing jobs scene drives some to turn talents, hobbies into potential money-spinners.

Beating the gloom: enterprising Hongkongers find ways to boost income, running yoga classes or selling at bazaars and online
Octopus offers sweeteners to entice small Hong Kong vendors to go cashless amid coronavirus surge

Octopus Cards offered to waive fees and provide free equipment in an effort to woo small merchants, who have traditionally favoured cash

8 Aug 2020 - 9:14AM

Octopus Cards offered to waive fees and provide free equipment in an effort to woo small merchants, who have traditionally favoured cash

Octopus offers sweeteners to entice small Hong Kong vendors to go cashless amid coronavirus surge
Hong Kong’s MTR Corp takes HK$334 million hit as rail giant posts worst performance since it went public in 2000

Coronavirus has taken heavy toll on corporation’s services and valuation of investment properties, while passenger numbers are down 37.7 per cent to 637.2 million for first half of the year from the same period in 2019.

6 Aug 2020 - 11:20PM

Coronavirus has taken heavy toll on corporation’s services and valuation of investment properties, while passenger numbers are down 37.7 per cent to 637.2 million for first half of the year from the same period in 2019.

Hong Kong’s MTR Corp takes HK$334 million hit as rail giant posts worst performance since it went public in 2000
Hong Kong tourism in distress: restaurant, retail and hotel bosses try to reinvent themselves digitally as pandemic keeps visitors away

Anxiety sets in for thousands made jobless, or told to stay home on reduced pay or no pay.

6 Aug 2020 - 12:25PM

Anxiety sets in for thousands made jobless, or told to stay home on reduced pay or no pay.

Hong Kong tourism in distress: restaurant, retail and hotel bosses try to reinvent themselves digitally as pandemic keeps visitors away
Uncertain future awaits Hong Kong graduates in a world battling coronavirus and recession

Amid gloom in Hong Kong job market, where even internships are drying up, a government scheme creating thousands of temporary positions offers a silver lining.

6 Aug 2020 - 10:04AM

Amid gloom in Hong Kong job market, where even internships are drying up, a government scheme creating thousands of temporary positions offers a silver lining.

Uncertain future awaits Hong Kong graduates in a world battling coronavirus and recession
Covid-19 time bomb: Hong Kong jobs crisis sparks rise in serious emotional and mental health problems, experts warn

Unable to cope with job loss, ‘some may become suicidal, turn to drugs, alcohol or gambling’.

11 Aug 2020 - 10:54AM

Unable to cope with job loss, ‘some may become suicidal, turn to drugs, alcohol or gambling’.

Covid-19 time bomb: Hong Kong jobs crisis sparks rise in serious emotional and mental health problems, experts warn
Hong Kong restaurant takings fall 26 per cent as Covid-19 bites

More than HK$7 billion wiped off restaurant receipts for April to June compared with same period last year.

3 Aug 2020 - 11:08PM

More than HK$7 billion wiped off restaurant receipts for April to June compared with same period last year.

Hong Kong restaurant takings fall 26 per cent as Covid-19 bites
Without jobs, some in Hong Kong tighten belts and deplete savings as they face an uncertain future

Pandemic robs Hong Kong families of livelihoods, leaving many anxious, desperate for better times.

6 Aug 2020 - 8:24AM

Pandemic robs Hong Kong families of livelihoods, leaving many anxious, desperate for better times.

Without jobs, some in Hong Kong tighten belts and deplete savings as they face an uncertain future
Coronavirus: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing to donate another HK$101 million to medical and welfare sectors amid pandemic

The donation will benefit patients who fall outside the city’s social security safety net, medical school graduates, and various NGOs.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:13PM

The donation will benefit patients who fall outside the city’s social security safety net, medical school graduates, and various NGOs.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing to donate another HK$101 million to medical and welfare sectors amid pandemic
Hong Kong’s coronavirus-ravaged economy shrinks 9 per cent in second quarter

Another major slump in gross domestic product recorded in city stricken by Covid-19 crisis.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

Another major slump in gross domestic product recorded in city stricken by Covid-19 crisis.

Hong Kong’s coronavirus-ravaged economy shrinks 9 per cent in second quarter
Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop Swindon to close after decades, wrapping up final chapter amid Covid-19 struggles

Bookstore to shut Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui where it has been for decades and take operations online, as coronavirus pandemic claims another victim.

30 Jul 2020 - 10:37AM

Bookstore to shut Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui where it has been for decades and take operations online, as coronavirus pandemic claims another victim.

Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop Swindon to close after decades, wrapping up final chapter amid Covid-19 struggles
Donald Trump unlikely to target Hong Kong dollar peg to US dollar, says former top diplomat

White House not interested in making move as it would only serve to undermine nation’s currency, says Kurt Tong, former US consul general to Hong Kong.

25 Jul 2020 - 2:12PM

White House not interested in making move as it would only serve to undermine nation’s currency, says Kurt Tong, former US consul general to Hong Kong.

Donald Trump unlikely to target Hong Kong dollar peg to US dollar, says former top diplomat
Why Chengdu and Houston matter; Trump's impact on Hong Kong's economy revealed
National security law: Japanese firms rethinking value of staying in Hong Kong, poll finds

More than 80 per cent of over 300 firms surveyed express concerns over the law. About a third of the respondents say they are reviewing their local operations.

22 Jul 2020 - 6:00AM

More than 80 per cent of over 300 firms surveyed express concerns over the law. About a third of the respondents say they are reviewing their local operations.

National security law: Japanese firms rethinking value of staying in Hong Kong, poll finds
United States ending Hong Kong’s special trading status will hurt US firms, city’s American Chamber of Commerce says

American Chamber of Commerce breaks silence, saying withdrawal of preferential treatment ‘will hurt American businesses in Hong Kong’.

17 Jul 2020 - 11:38PM

American Chamber of Commerce breaks silence, saying withdrawal of preferential treatment ‘will hurt American businesses in Hong Kong’.

United States ending Hong Kong’s special trading status will hurt US firms, city’s American Chamber of Commerce says
Battered by Covid-19 and trade war, Hong Kong’s exporters brace for impact as US strips city of trade privileges

Companies that relocated operations from mainland to avoid tariffs have seen the purpose of that move ‘totally defeated’.

17 Jul 2020 - 9:07AM

Companies that relocated operations from mainland to avoid tariffs have seen the purpose of that move ‘totally defeated’.

Battered by Covid-19 and trade war, Hong Kong’s exporters brace for impact as US strips city of trade privileges
National security law: Hong Kong chamber says US sanctions source of ‘uncertainty’ that will only ‘exacerbate hardship’

But local establishment figures, slamming the move as ‘unfair’ and ‘arrogant’, predict the targeted measures will have little real effect.

16 Jul 2020 - 12:33AM

But local establishment figures, slamming the move as ‘unfair’ and ‘arrogant’, predict the targeted measures will have little real effect.

National security law: Hong Kong chamber says US sanctions source of ‘uncertainty’ that will only ‘exacerbate hardship’
Trump’s executive order revoking Hong Kong’s special status: what is it and who will be affected?

United States can ban anyone deemed to be undermining freedom in the city from holding property in the country and refuse them and their family entryExisting punitive tariffs the US imposed on mainland China will be applied to Hong Kong exports.

27 Jul 2020 - 3:52PM

United States can ban anyone deemed to be undermining freedom in the city from holding property in the country and refuse them and their family entryExisting punitive tariffs the US imposed on mainland China will be applied to Hong Kong exports.

Trump’s executive order revoking Hong Kong’s special status: what is it and who will be affected?
Hong Kong tourism enjoys mini-revival but number of visitors nearly 100 per cent down on last year

Travellers to city in June up 80 per cent on previous month with 14,600 visiting, but year-on-year figure shows 99.7 per cent decline as tourist board scraps local travel campaign in face of third wave of Covid-19 infections.

15 Jul 2020 - 11:52PM

Travellers to city in June up 80 per cent on previous month with 14,600 visiting, but year-on-year figure shows 99.7 per cent decline as tourist board scraps local travel campaign in face of third wave of Covid-19 infections.

Hong Kong tourism enjoys mini-revival but number of visitors nearly 100 per cent down on last year
Coronavirus: Hong Kong still walking an economic tightrope, commerce minister warns

The city has endured a difficult year but the pain may not be over yet, Edward Yau tells the Post. Hong Kong is being further squeezed by the trade war between Washington and Beijing, where no one stands to win, he says.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:22PM

The city has endured a difficult year but the pain may not be over yet, Edward Yau tells the Post. Hong Kong is being further squeezed by the trade war between Washington and Beijing, where no one stands to win, he says.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong still walking an economic tightrope, commerce minister warns
‘No winner’ amid rising US-China tensions, says Hong Kong’s commerce chief Edward Yau

In an exclusive interview, Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said the city’s economic health taking a hit from rising tensions between the US and China. Mr Yau also spoke with the South China Morning Post about prospects for Hongkongers being able to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, and how local industries are reinventing themselves to cope with Covid-19. 

8 Jul 2020 - 4:20PM

In an exclusive interview, Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said the city’s economic health taking a hit from rising tensions between the US and China. Mr Yau also spoke with the South China Morning Post about prospects for Hongkongers being able to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, and how local industries are reinventing themselves to cope with Covid-19. 

‘No winner’ amid rising US-China tensions, says Hong Kong’s commerce chief Edward Yau
Hong Kong national security law: how will it affect businesses? Uncertainty over overseas funds, foreign offices

Commerce chambers warn companies to tread carefully, with lawmaker advising operators to adopt wait-and-see approach.

4 Jul 2020 - 3:25PM

Commerce chambers warn companies to tread carefully, with lawmaker advising operators to adopt wait-and-see approach.

Hong Kong national security law: how will it affect businesses? Uncertainty over overseas funds, foreign offices
Hong Kong national security law: Carrie Lam says peace will return to city and vows to restore its battered reputation

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says government will lead economic recovery and rebuild relationship with young people during speech at ceremony to mark 23rd anniversary of return to Chinese rule.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:06PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says government will lead economic recovery and rebuild relationship with young people during speech at ceremony to mark 23rd anniversary of return to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong national security law: Carrie Lam says peace will return to city and vows to restore its battered reputation
‘Yellow economic circle’ takes a hit as protest-friendly shops in Hong Kong back off amid uncertainty over national security law

Looming legislation by Beijing sparks uncertainty over shop posters and even social media remarks made by restaurant owners.

1 Jul 2020 - 12:44AM

Looming legislation by Beijing sparks uncertainty over shop posters and even social media remarks made by restaurant owners.

‘Yellow economic circle’ takes a hit as protest-friendly shops in Hong Kong back off amid uncertainty over national security law