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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Mainland Chinese ship Piano Land could provide ‘cruises to nowhere’ in Hong Kong from July, sources say

Piano Land, run by Astro Ocean Cruise, is set to begin operations in the city on July 1, pending local Covid-19 situation, according to sources.

Piano Land, run by Astro Ocean Cruise, is set to begin operations in the city on July 1, pending local Covid-19 situation, according to sources.

19 May 2022 - 1:48PM
Leisure craft or floating hotels? Hong Kong hoteliers accuse authorities of inaction over ‘rampant illegal use of boats’

‘Open secret’ that some boats moored at typhoon shelters are being rented out to overnight guests.

‘Open secret’ that some boats moored at typhoon shelters are being rented out to overnight guests.

14 May 2022 - 4:23PM
Hong Kong downgrades economic forecast for 2022 after first-quarter GDP shrinks worse-than-expected 4 per cent

Combined effects of slower global demand, disruptions in cross-border trade and the pandemic took their toll on city, government economist says.

Combined effects of slower global demand, disruptions in cross-border trade and the pandemic took their toll on city, government economist says.

14 May 2022 - 10:51AM
Hong Kong’s economic recovery, consumer spending could suffer as base lending rate rises by the most in 22 years, analysts warn

Finance chief Paul Chan says trend of rate hikes for rest of the year could reach cumulative increase of 2.5 per cent or more.

Finance chief Paul Chan says trend of rate hikes for rest of the year could reach cumulative increase of 2.5 per cent or more.

6 May 2022 - 12:21PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong economy shrinks by a worse than expected 4 per cent in first quarter

Government spokesman says ‘wide range of economic activities’ hit hard by fifth coronavirus wave, anti-epidemic measures.

Government spokesman says ‘wide range of economic activities’ hit hard by fifth coronavirus wave, anti-epidemic measures.

3 May 2022 - 7:18PM
Cross-harbour section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project to fully open on May 15

Tests, trial runs for Hung Hom-Admiralty section of Sha Tin-Central rail link completed and ready for launch in mid-May.

Tests, trial runs for Hung Hom-Admiralty section of Sha Tin-Central rail link completed and ready for launch in mid-May.

4 May 2022 - 12:06AM
Too hard to visit Hong Kong: pandemic rules eased, but business travellers put off by quarantine, risk of cancelled flights

Business leaders warn that city risks losing out by retaining restrictions while rivals are opening up and moving on swiftly.

Business leaders warn that city risks losing out by retaining restrictions while rivals are opening up and moving on swiftly.

1 May 2022 - 8:00AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to ease quarantine period for passenger aircrew to 3 days from May 1, provide more hotel rooms for isolation purposes

Compulsory quarantine period for passenger flight crews to be shortened to three days at a designated hotel plus 11 days of medical surveillance, cargo staff to be exempt.

Compulsory quarantine period for passenger flight crews to be shortened to three days at a designated hotel plus 11 days of medical surveillance, cargo staff to be exempt.

30 Apr 2022 - 11:01AM
‘End of an era’ for Hong Kong MTR’s cross-border through-train services with Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai

Falling demand and strong competition from other modes of transport, especially high-speed rail link, signal end of service after more than 110 years of operation.

Falling demand and strong competition from other modes of transport, especially high-speed rail link, signal end of service after more than 110 years of operation.

29 Apr 2022 - 9:05PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: bookings pour in for restaurants ahead of easing of Covid-19 dine-in restrictions

Several high-end restaurants are full or close to completely booked, with no openings at some places until end of June.

Several high-end restaurants are full or close to completely booked, with no openings at some places until end of June.

20 Apr 2022 - 9:00PM
Easter weekend fun: Hongkongers go shopping, hiking and enjoy alfresco dining amid good weather

Enthusiasm precedes easing of social-distancing rules on April 21, with residents starved of leisure activities eager to take advantage of the four-day break.

Enthusiasm precedes easing of social-distancing rules on April 21, with residents starved of leisure activities eager to take advantage of the four-day break.

15 Apr 2022 - 7:00PM
In escalating war of words, Beijing hits back at Britain, US over two reports highly critical of Hong Kong’s political and legal systems

Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office issues statement declaring two Western allies will not prevail by ‘playing the ‘BNO card’, ‘judge card’ or ‘sanction card’.

Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office issues statement declaring two Western allies will not prevail by ‘playing the ‘BNO card’, ‘judge card’ or ‘sanction card’.

1 Apr 2022 - 9:45PM
Eden Woon to become new president of AmCham in Hong Kong in September amid ‘very challenging time’

Business and academic leader Eden Woon say he hopes to ‘propel AmCham HK upward’ and benefit members, city’s business community.

Business and academic leader Eden Woon say he hopes to ‘propel AmCham HK upward’ and benefit members, city’s business community.

31 Mar 2022 - 8:34PM
Missing coffins? Hong Kong’s Covid-19 deaths leave funeral agents struggling to meet demand for caskets

Sharp rise in deaths during fifth wave of Covid-19 has led to stolen caskets, mix-ups, insiders say.

Sharp rise in deaths during fifth wave of Covid-19 has led to stolen caskets, mix-ups, insiders say.

30 Mar 2022 - 6:31PM
Fugitive Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau to auction off HK$151 million worth of Chinese imperial porcelain through Sotheby’s

Eight pieces of antique porcelain, each valued between HK$1.5 million and HK$65 million, to be put up for sale through Sotheby’s on April 29 in Hong Kong.

Eight pieces of antique porcelain, each valued between HK$1.5 million and HK$65 million, to be put up for sale through Sotheby’s on April 29 in Hong Kong.

29 Mar 2022 - 10:07PM
Hong Kong Tourism Board to receive HK$1.35 billion to promote travel recovery, host handover anniversary events

Board’s executive director predicts about 9.6 million inbound travellers to the city during the second half of 2022.

Board’s executive director predicts about 9.6 million inbound travellers to the city during the second half of 2022.

21 Mar 2022 - 7:20PM
Hong Kong Disneyland records HK$2.4 billion loss amid coronavirus-related closures, its seventh straight year without profit

Embattled theme park says it did not operate for about 40 per cent of the calendar days in the last financial year because of social-distancing curbs.

Embattled theme park says it did not operate for about 40 per cent of the calendar days in the last financial year because of social-distancing curbs.

21 Mar 2022 - 9:36PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to require extra test for travellers crossing border into mainland China as 16,597 cases reported

Latest number of infections is lowest since February 26, when Hong Kong recorded 17,063 cases.

Latest number of infections is lowest since February 26, when Hong Kong recorded 17,063 cases.

19 Mar 2022 - 10:04PM
Coronavirus: unemployed Hongkongers from 13 business types hit by fifth wave to get HK$10,000 handout

Employees who had to temporarily stop working due to social-distancing rules are eligible to apply for the subsidy.

Employees who had to temporarily stop working due to social-distancing rules are eligible to apply for the subsidy.

18 Mar 2022 - 8:07PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: relaunch of wage subsidy scheme will benefit up to 1.3 million workers affected by fifth wave, Carrie Lam says, as infections surpass 1 million

City leader also writes letter to business chambers seeking to reassure them about government’s plan to contain the fifth wave.

City leader also writes letter to business chambers seeking to reassure them about government’s plan to contain the fifth wave.

18 Mar 2022 - 9:30PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong delivery workers in short supply as logistic firms, online retailers face mounting pressure amid panic buying spree

E-commerce platform HKTVmall struggles to make deliveries as workers test positive for coronavirus, placed in quarantine.

E-commerce platform HKTVmall struggles to make deliveries as workers test positive for coronavirus, placed in quarantine.

4 Mar 2022 - 11:53PM
Hong Kong funeral homes decline make-up, body viewing services for Covid-19 victims over infection fears, prompting some families to forgo ceremonies altogether

Hong Kong Funeral Business Association chairman Ng Yiu-tong says funeral homes are afraid to offer viewing ceremonies to families due to infection fears.

Hong Kong Funeral Business Association chairman Ng Yiu-tong says funeral homes are afraid to offer viewing ceremonies to families due to infection fears.

4 Mar 2022 - 12:53AM
Hong Kong budget sweeteners help, but city’s prolonged isolation from ‘zero-infection’ strategy a threat to growth, economists warn

Business chambers welcome moves to support fight against Covid-19, prepare for post-pandemic growth.

Business chambers welcome moves to support fight against Covid-19, prepare for post-pandemic growth.

23 Feb 2022 - 11:45PM
Nearly all Hong Kong residents to receive HK$10,000 in e-vouchers, but would cash serve some better?

Some concern groups say cash handouts would have been more beneficial for poor residents who need support to pay rent and other bills.

Some concern groups say cash handouts would have been more beneficial for poor residents who need support to pay rent and other bills.

23 Feb 2022 - 9:21PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong companies on edge of collapse wonder how they will survive 2-month extension of social-distancing curbs

More small and medium-sized firms will be forced to close down as they have no hope of doing business, warns Hong Kong chamber chief.

More small and medium-sized firms will be forced to close down as they have no hope of doing business, warns Hong Kong chamber chief.

23 Feb 2022 - 4:03PM
Coronavirus: veteran mainland Chinese medical expert urges Hongkongers to prioritise protecting elderly, put politics aside

Eighty-five-year-old Zhong Nanshan worked closely with local experts in the battle against the Sars epidemic almost two decades ago.

Eighty-five-year-old Zhong Nanshan worked closely with local experts in the battle against the Sars epidemic almost two decades ago.

22 Feb 2022 - 9:48PM
Hong Kong secures 20,000 hotel rooms to isolate Covid-19 patients and close contacts, with 1,000 retired officers from disciplined services to manage sites

Preferred sites are those already providing quarantine for travellers, far from densely populated neighbourhoods, not attached to shopping malls.

Preferred sites are those already providing quarantine for travellers, far from densely populated neighbourhoods, not attached to shopping malls.

17 Feb 2022 - 11:19PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: growing untraceable cases ‘will prevent easing of social-distancing rules later this month’

Insider close to government pandemic advisory committee says the more than 30 unlinked infections for two days in a row is worrying.

Insider close to government pandemic advisory committee says the more than 30 unlinked infections for two days in a row is worrying.

4 Feb 2022 - 3:16PM
Massive, illegal fireworks displays light up Hong Kong to mark start of Year of the Tiger

The unsanctioned displays have divided residents, with some cheering the pyrotechnics, and others grumbling about startled babies and frightened dogs.

The unsanctioned displays have divided residents, with some cheering the pyrotechnics, and others grumbling about startled babies and frightened dogs.

4 Feb 2022 - 5:03PM
Hong Kong study confirms world’s first known hamster-to-human coronavirus transmissions

The study, run as a preprint by The Lancet, determined there were two separate hamster-to-human transmissions, and that the pets contracted Covid-19 before arriving in the city.

The study, run as a preprint by The Lancet, determined there were two separate hamster-to-human transmissions, and that the pets contracted Covid-19 before arriving in the city.

29 Jan 2022 - 10:10PM