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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Hong Kong extradition bill: business groups breathe collective sigh of relief over government decision to delay legislation

American Chamber of Commerce sees development as important signal to city’s international business community, while entrepreneur Allan Zeman hopes move will ease tensions in a city ‘built on trust’.

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American Chamber of Commerce sees development as important signal to city’s international business community, while entrepreneur Allan Zeman hopes move will ease tensions in a city ‘built on trust’.

Hong Kong extradition bill: business groups breathe collective sigh of relief over government decision to delay legislation
Hong Kong protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike

Hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black descend on Kowloon Tong and Central stations, as commuters voice their support and say they will join march planned for Sunday.

14 Jun 2019 - 11:31PM

Hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black descend on Kowloon Tong and Central stations, as commuters voice their support and say they will join march planned for Sunday.

Hong Kong protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike
Protesters disrupt Hong Kong’s MTR train services with non-cooperation campaign in new front against controversial extradition bill

A group of unnamed protesters placed adverts in newspapers and spread invitations online targeting the MTR metro system and cross-harbour tunnels in a non-cooperation campaign.

13 Jun 2019 - 7:21PM

A group of unnamed protesters placed adverts in newspapers and spread invitations online targeting the MTR metro system and cross-harbour tunnels in a non-cooperation campaign.

Protesters disrupt Hong Kong’s MTR train services with non-cooperation campaign in new front against controversial extradition bill
Swiss investment bank UBS apologises for chief economist’s ‘Chinese pig’ remarks, which sparked outcry online

Paul Donovan comments about Chinese pigs were condemned as derogatory by internet users in mainland China.

13 Jun 2019 - 7:24PM

Paul Donovan comments about Chinese pigs were condemned as derogatory by internet users in mainland China.

Swiss investment bank UBS apologises for chief economist’s ‘Chinese pig’ remarks, which sparked outcry online
Near site of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes, businesses still taking a hit

Major Admiralty mall still closed, as civil servants told to avoid government HQ. Shopping centres became scenes of shelter for protesters during police crackdown.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:29PM

Major Admiralty mall still closed, as civil servants told to avoid government HQ. Shopping centres became scenes of shelter for protesters during police crackdown.

Near site of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes, businesses still taking a hit
Hong Kong slowly returns to normal after protests, but public told to allow extra time for travel

Police requested trains running on the Island line and South Island line do not stop at Admiralty, but services returned to normal in the afternoon.

13 Jun 2019 - 3:57PM

Police requested trains running on the Island line and South Island line do not stop at Admiralty, but services returned to normal in the afternoon.

Hong Kong slowly returns to normal after protests, but public told to allow extra time for travel
Mixed fortunes for businesses as Hong Kong anti-extradition protests force some to close and bring a roaring trade to others

Large crowds and blocked roads around government buildings in Admiralty frustrate some shops and restaurants, who were forced to close. Heavy footfall is money-spinner for many.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:01AM

Large crowds and blocked roads around government buildings in Admiralty frustrate some shops and restaurants, who were forced to close. Heavy footfall is money-spinner for many.

Mixed fortunes for businesses as Hong Kong anti-extradition protests force some to close and bring a roaring trade to others
Hong Kong high-speed rail link gets a boost with four long-haul routes to Tianjin, Chongqing, Nanning and Zhaoqing

MTR Corp says lines will feature 14 destinations, as lawmaker expresses hope that the move will also benefit tourism

11 Jun 2019 - 11:10PM

MTR Corp says lines will feature 14 destinations, as lawmaker expresses hope that the move will also benefit tourism

Hong Kong high-speed rail link gets a boost with four long-haul routes to Tianjin, Chongqing, Nanning and Zhaoqing
US-China trade war blamed as Trade Development Council cuts Hong Kong export growth forecast to 2 per cent

US President Donald Trump still to decide on extra set of tariffs on Chinese imports. Research director at Trade Development Council says exchange of levies, plus other sources of global uncertainly, to blame for fall in trade expansion.

10 Jun 2019 - 10:59PM

US President Donald Trump still to decide on extra set of tariffs on Chinese imports. Research director at Trade Development Council says exchange of levies, plus other sources of global uncertainly, to blame for fall in trade expansion.

US-China trade war blamed as Trade Development Council cuts Hong Kong export growth forecast to 2 per cent
Hong Kong seeks new markets through Asean free-trade deal as US-China trade war rages on

Free-trade deals with Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar take effect on Tuesday, with the rest of the Southeast Asian bloc to follow.

10 Jun 2019 - 9:24AM

Free-trade deals with Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar take effect on Tuesday, with the rest of the Southeast Asian bloc to follow.

Hong Kong seeks new markets through Asean free-trade deal as US-China trade war rages on
African swine fever returns to Hong Kong, hitting city’s pork supply and leaving consumers counting cost of pricey meat

Latest case discovered in Sheung Shui slaughterhouse with 4,700 pigs needing to be culled, causing price of pork to soar as supplies dwindle.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:14AM

Latest case discovered in Sheung Shui slaughterhouse with 4,700 pigs needing to be culled, causing price of pork to soar as supplies dwindle.

African swine fever returns to Hong Kong, hitting city’s pork supply and leaving consumers counting cost of pricey meat
Trade war will continue to buffet Hong Kong, says commerce minister Edward Yau, as new Chinese tariffs on US imports take effect

Edward Yau says he is pessimistic about trade in the second and third quarters and expects sluggish growth to continue, as new Chinese tariffs on US imports take effect.

1 Jun 2019 - 11:31PM

Edward Yau says he is pessimistic about trade in the second and third quarters and expects sluggish growth to continue, as new Chinese tariffs on US imports take effect.

Trade war will continue to buffet Hong Kong, says commerce minister Edward Yau, as new Chinese tariffs on US imports take effect
US-China trade war continues to bite as Hong Kong retail and tourism sectors take a hit

Sales figures dip 4.5 per cent as uncertainty over relationship between two superpowers continues, while high cost of staying at city’s hotels and ease of transport across border blamed for decline in tourism figures.

31 May 2019 - 11:09PM

Sales figures dip 4.5 per cent as uncertainty over relationship between two superpowers continues, while high cost of staying at city’s hotels and ease of transport across border blamed for decline in tourism figures.

US-China trade war continues to bite as Hong Kong retail and tourism sectors take a hit
Shock and sadness over closure of Free Spirit Travel, Hong Kong travel agency popular with Indonesian domestic helpers

Free Spirit Travel told the Travel Industry Council of plan to fold on Wednesday afternoon. Closure causes disruption for 460 travellers and leaves them HK$1.2 million out of pocket.

30 May 2019 - 10:26PM

Free Spirit Travel told the Travel Industry Council of plan to fold on Wednesday afternoon. Closure causes disruption for 460 travellers and leaves them HK$1.2 million out of pocket.

Shock and sadness over closure of Free Spirit Travel, Hong Kong travel agency popular with Indonesian domestic helpers
Fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau withdraws legal challenge against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill

Billionaire hiding in Hong Kong to avoid jail term in Macau wrote to High Court and secretary for justice to withdraw his judicial review application.

3 Jun 2019 - 5:50PM

Billionaire hiding in Hong Kong to avoid jail term in Macau wrote to High Court and secretary for justice to withdraw his judicial review application.

Fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau withdraws legal challenge against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill
US-China trade war hits Hong Kong hard, with imports and exports continuing to slide in April

Exports fell for the sixth month in a row, down 2.6 per cent year on year, while imports fared even worse, down 5.5 per cent on last April.

27 May 2019 - 11:27PM

Exports fell for the sixth month in a row, down 2.6 per cent year on year, while imports fared even worse, down 5.5 per cent on last April.

US-China trade war hits Hong Kong hard, with imports and exports continuing to slide in April
Hong Kong’s special status must remain a shield for the city as US-China trade war intensifies, says American Chamber of Commerce chief Tara Joseph

AmCham president Tara Joseph warns that any change to the US-Hong Kong Policy Act would be damaging.

20 May 2019 - 4:36PM

AmCham president Tara Joseph warns that any change to the US-Hong Kong Policy Act would be damaging.

Hong Kong’s special status must remain a shield for the city as US-China trade war intensifies, says American Chamber of Commerce chief Tara Joseph
US-China trade war and Brexit casting shadow over Hong Kong economy, warns government as revised data shows GDP year-on-year growth at just 0.6 per cent for first quarter

The city’s prospects are subject to ‘high level of uncertainty’ as superpowers engage in tariff feud.

17 May 2019 - 11:32PM

The city’s prospects are subject to ‘high level of uncertainty’ as superpowers engage in tariff feud.

US-China trade war and Brexit casting shadow over Hong Kong economy, warns government as revised data shows GDP year-on-year growth at just 0.6 per cent for first quarter
Hong Kong risks income drop due to unfriendly taxi drivers, rude restaurant staff and poor Wi-fi, says city's tourism board

Unfriendly welcomes in taxis, shops and restaurants were the top complaints by visitors to Hong Kong last year and Tourism Board warns that if service does not improve, the city could lag behind competitors.

15 May 2019 - 5:10PM

Unfriendly welcomes in taxis, shops and restaurants were the top complaints by visitors to Hong Kong last year and Tourism Board warns that if service does not improve, the city could lag behind competitors.

Hong Kong risks income drop due to unfriendly taxi drivers, rude restaurant staff and poor Wi-fi, says city's tourism board
Escalation in US-China trade war is more bad news for Hong Kong’s ailing truckers and will also hurt city’s tourism trade, industry leaders warn

Freight association chairman says drivers are reporting 50 per cent drop in business since last year, and warns that the worst is yet to come.

14 May 2019 - 11:11PM

Freight association chairman says drivers are reporting 50 per cent drop in business since last year, and warns that the worst is yet to come.

Escalation in US-China trade war is more bad news for Hong Kong’s ailing truckers and will also hurt city’s tourism trade, industry leaders warn
Hong Kong’s status as global aviation hub in Greater Bay Area unbeatable even with Shenzhen as rival, finance chief Paul Chan says

Finance secretary says authorities are pushing for value-added air cargo and logistics businesses. He allays fears about competition from neighbouring city, saying Hong Kong should figure itself out what works best for it.

8 May 2019 - 7:15PM

Finance secretary says authorities are pushing for value-added air cargo and logistics businesses. He allays fears about competition from neighbouring city, saying Hong Kong should figure itself out what works best for it.

Hong Kong’s status as global aviation hub in Greater Bay Area unbeatable even with Shenzhen as rival, finance chief Paul Chan says
Trade war risks and mainland Chinese stock trades have Hong Kong keeping a wary eye on financial security, says treasury chief Paul Chan

Paul Chan notes unprecedented flow of capital through the city into the mainland China stock market. Minister also discusses housing, Beijing’s regional development plans and Belt and Road Initiative.

8 May 2019 - 11:23PM

Paul Chan notes unprecedented flow of capital through the city into the mainland China stock market. Minister also discusses housing, Beijing’s regional development plans and Belt and Road Initiative.

Trade war risks and mainland Chinese stock trades have Hong Kong keeping a wary eye on financial security, says treasury chief Paul Chan
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says risks manageable after Donald Trump’s threat to increase tariffs sends shock waves through Hong Kong’s markets

Paul Chan says government puts health of banking sector and capital market under scrutiny to mitigate risks arising from sudden deterioration in relations between the economic superpowers after US president vowed to ramp up duty on Chinese goods.

7 May 2019 - 11:27PM

Paul Chan says government puts health of banking sector and capital market under scrutiny to mitigate risks arising from sudden deterioration in relations between the economic superpowers after US president vowed to ramp up duty on Chinese goods.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says risks manageable after Donald Trump’s threat to increase tariffs sends shock waves through Hong Kong’s markets
Hong Kong braces for turbulence as US-China trade war turns ugly with Donald Trump raising tariffs on Chinese exports

Federation of Hong Kong Industries chairman expects a longer road ahead in tit-for-tat row between superpowers. Industry insider says increased tariffs may be too big to swallow for Hong Kong factories across the border.

6 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Federation of Hong Kong Industries chairman expects a longer road ahead in tit-for-tat row between superpowers. Industry insider says increased tariffs may be too big to swallow for Hong Kong factories across the border.

Hong Kong braces for turbulence as US-China trade war turns ugly with Donald Trump raising tariffs on Chinese exports
‘Hong Kong is not out of the woods yet,’ despite signs of US-China trade war deal, says trade chief Edward Yau

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau says there is little confidence things can return to how they were, ‘as if nothing had happened’.

4 May 2019 - 11:17AM

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau says there is little confidence things can return to how they were, ‘as if nothing had happened’.

‘Hong Kong is not out of the woods yet,’ despite signs of US-China trade war deal, says trade chief Edward Yau
Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director Anthony Lau to step down at the end of July

Lau, 57, will leave when his contract ends on July 31 as he wants to spend more time with his family.

4 May 2019 - 7:25AM

Lau, 57, will leave when his contract ends on July 31 as he wants to spend more time with his family.

Hong Kong Tourism Board executive director Anthony Lau to step down at the end of July
Travel in the time of selfies: how a new generation of tech-savvy tourists is reshaping one of Hong Kong’s pillar industries

The era of postcards is over: travellers now post images as they happen, with an emerging breed of globetrotters increasingly following online influencers.

29 Apr 2019 - 4:26PM

The era of postcards is over: travellers now post images as they happen, with an emerging breed of globetrotters increasingly following online influencers.

Travel in the time of selfies: how a new generation of tech-savvy tourists is reshaping one of Hong Kong’s pillar industries
Hong Kong must further boost fintech development to stay ahead of Singapore and other rivals, Cyberport CEO Peter Yan warns

Hong Kong is making good headway into virtual banking and areas such as insurance technology, Cyberport CEO Peter Yan says.

29 Apr 2019 - 8:34AM

Hong Kong is making good headway into virtual banking and areas such as insurance technology, Cyberport CEO Peter Yan says.

Hong Kong must further boost fintech development to stay ahead of Singapore and other rivals, Cyberport CEO Peter Yan warns
Hong Kong economy experienced minor growth in first quarter of 2019, financial secretary says

The financial secretary says the economy slowed from the low ebb of 1.3 per cent growth in the last quarter of 2018.

2 May 2019 - 5:34PM

The financial secretary says the economy slowed from the low ebb of 1.3 per cent growth in the last quarter of 2018.

Hong Kong economy experienced minor growth in first quarter of 2019, financial secretary says
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corp agrees to extend train fare concessions by about three months following government pressure

Scheme has been extended from six months to 40 weeks, effectively meaning fares for about 5 million Octopus users will remain the same for a little over nine months.

24 Apr 2019 - 10:58PM

Scheme has been extended from six months to 40 weeks, effectively meaning fares for about 5 million Octopus users will remain the same for a little over nine months.

Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corp agrees to extend train fare concessions by about three months following government pressure