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’s economy shrinks worse-than-expected 0.4 per cent in second quarter, signalling looming recession as US-China trade war and other headwinds bite

Recent local ‘social incidents’ had caused significant disruptions to inbound tourism and consumption-related activities, government economist warned.

16 Aug 2019 - 11:09PM

Recent local ‘social incidents’ had caused significant disruptions to inbound tourism and consumption-related activities, government economist warned.

Hong Kong’s economy shrinks worse-than-expected 0.4 per cent in second quarter, signalling looming recession as US-China trade war and other headwinds bite
Hong Kong still heading for recession even with relief measures announced to counter slowdown and turmoil, economists warn

Finance chief Paul Chan unveiled HK$19.1 billion worth of relief measures for enterprises and residents, saying they could help boost the economy by 0.3 per cent.

16 Aug 2019 - 8:15AM

Finance chief Paul Chan unveiled HK$19.1 billion worth of relief measures for enterprises and residents, saying they could help boost the economy by 0.3 per cent.

Hong Kong still heading for recession even with relief measures announced to counter slowdown and turmoil, economists warn
Tear gas fired in Kwai Fong station: Hong Kong police told by MTR Corporation to think of public safety after unprecedented indoor deployment during protest

Rail bosses call on police to consider welfare of passengers and staff when mounting operations in MTR network, after police used riot control agent inside station on another night of raging protests.

12 Aug 2019 - 6:33PM

Rail bosses call on police to consider welfare of passengers and staff when mounting operations in MTR network, after police used riot control agent inside station on another night of raging protests.

Tear gas fired in Kwai Fong station: Hong Kong police told by MTR Corporation to think of public safety after unprecedented indoor deployment during protest
Yuen Long: rapidly changing district in northern Hong Kong clings to tradition

The recent violence at a shopping centre in Yuen Long has focused attention on the bustling district in Hong Kong’s New Territories, where less than a century ago visitors found little more than a cluster of agricultural villages. 

1 Aug 2019 - 11:25AM

The recent violence at a shopping centre in Yuen Long has focused attention on the bustling district in Hong Kong’s New Territories, where less than a century ago visitors found little more than a cluster of agricultural villages. 

Yuen Long: rapidly changing district in northern Hong Kong clings to tradition
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam seeks support of business bosses at Government House gathering

Chief Executive pledges to spare no efforts in dealing with divisions in society during event at Government House, but people at event say she did not elaborate on how she planned to do that.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:25AM

Chief Executive pledges to spare no efforts in dealing with divisions in society during event at Government House, but people at event say she did not elaborate on how she planned to do that.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam seeks support of business bosses at Government House gathering
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong urges ‘clear leadership’, investigation after more extradition bill clashes

Business group says recent unrest has hit their revenue and fuelled doubts over the city as a safe place to do business.

29 Jul 2019 - 11:23PM

Business group says recent unrest has hit their revenue and fuelled doubts over the city as a safe place to do business.

American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong urges ‘clear leadership’, investigation after more extradition bill clashes
MTR releases details of Hong Kong station violence as it attempts to quell driver discontent over handling of issue

About 1,000 staff members express anger at treatment of driver who told passengers to get off train, and rail operator acts after online activists target employee’s family for abuse.

28 Jul 2019 - 12:33PM

About 1,000 staff members express anger at treatment of driver who told passengers to get off train, and rail operator acts after online activists target employee’s family for abuse.

MTR releases details of Hong Kong station violence as it attempts to quell driver discontent over handling of issue
Hong Kong MTR officials say normal service returning to East Rail line after derailed maintenance train causes travel chaos

Trains back on track between Tai Po Market and Fo Tan after chaotic nine-hour suspension of services. Rail operator promises probe into incident.

25 Jul 2019 - 11:14PM

Trains back on track between Tai Po Market and Fo Tan after chaotic nine-hour suspension of services. Rail operator promises probe into incident.

Hong Kong MTR officials say normal service returning to East Rail line after derailed maintenance train causes travel chaos
Chinese military can be deployed at Hong Kong’s request to contain protests, Beijing says

Radical protesters are challenging mainland government’s authority and principle of ‘one country, two systems’, defence spokesman says, citing Garrison Law that gives Hong Kong the option of asking for PLA’s help.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:12AM

Radical protesters are challenging mainland government’s authority and principle of ‘one country, two systems’, defence spokesman says, citing Garrison Law that gives Hong Kong the option of asking for PLA’s help.

Chinese military can be deployed at Hong Kong’s request to contain protests, Beijing says
Hong Kong bracing for dip in hotel occupancy amid series of protests over extradition bill, industry leader warns

Hotel occupancy for July may go down by 3 to 4 percentage points amid series of protests over extradition bill.

24 Jul 2019 - 2:18PM

Hotel occupancy for July may go down by 3 to 4 percentage points amid series of protests over extradition bill.

Hong Kong bracing for dip in hotel occupancy amid series of protests over extradition bill, industry leader warns
Day after brutal attack on Hong Kong extradition bill protesters, Yuen Long is a ghost town

Shops in the northern district, and others nearby, closed early as people stayed away fearing further violence.

23 Jul 2019 - 2:51PM

Shops in the northern district, and others nearby, closed early as people stayed away fearing further violence.

Day after brutal attack on Hong Kong extradition bill protesters, Yuen Long is a ghost town
Hong Kong police deny accusation they colluded with thugs who attacked passengers at train station, as one lawmaker calls incident ‘terrorism’

Protesters question why it took officers so long to arrive at site of violent attacks and want to know why no one was arrested, but Chief Superintendent John Tse says first police on scene had to wait for backup.

24 Jul 2019 - 3:23PM

Protesters question why it took officers so long to arrive at site of violent attacks and want to know why no one was arrested, but Chief Superintendent John Tse says first police on scene had to wait for backup.

Hong Kong police deny accusation they colluded with thugs who attacked passengers at train station, as one lawmaker calls incident ‘terrorism’
Beset by fears for Hong Kong’s future as extradition bill protests continue to rage, many in the city are thinking of leaving

Two migration consultancy firms say they have seen jump in numbers making inquiries since June, with many people citing unrest as reason. Australia and Canada are most sought-after destination for Hongkongers, with Taiwan also gaining in popularity.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:08PM

Two migration consultancy firms say they have seen jump in numbers making inquiries since June, with many people citing unrest as reason. Australia and Canada are most sought-after destination for Hongkongers, with Taiwan also gaining in popularity.

Beset by fears for Hong Kong’s future as extradition bill protests continue to rage, many in the city are thinking of leaving
Hong Kong extradition bill protests begin to bite as city records drop in short-haul travellers

Hong Kong Tourism Board reports 3.3 per cent decline in short-haul arrivals at start of July, and slowest weekly growth since middle of June.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:26PM

Hong Kong Tourism Board reports 3.3 per cent decline in short-haul arrivals at start of July, and slowest weekly growth since middle of June.

Hong Kong extradition bill protests begin to bite as city records drop in short-haul travellers
First section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project, the Sha Tin-Central link, could open by early 2020 – but the cost has gone up again

Rail project has been plagued by allegations of shoddy work at Hung Hom station, which emerged last May.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:35PM

Rail project has been plagued by allegations of shoddy work at Hung Hom station, which emerged last May.

First section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project, the Sha Tin-Central link, could open by early 2020 – but the cost has gone up again
Hong Kong shoppers take a break from gold as prices reach six-year peak amid US-China trade war

Gold hits HK$11,000 per ounce on Friday, among the highest levels since 2013. ‘Sales have been affected at jewellery shops,’ says one local trader.

15 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

Gold hits HK$11,000 per ounce on Friday, among the highest levels since 2013. ‘Sales have been affected at jewellery shops,’ says one local trader.

Hong Kong shoppers take a break from gold as prices reach six-year peak amid US-China trade war
Uproar against firms such as Pocari Sweat, Tempo, Yoshinoya and Pizza Hut shows brands tread dangerous ground by taking sides on Hong Kong extradition protests, say marketing experts

Politics cannot be avoided but companies face image damage if they take stance on extradition bill and other issues that offends customers, warn advertising agencies.

15 Jul 2019 - 11:11AM

Politics cannot be avoided but companies face image damage if they take stance on extradition bill and other issues that offends customers, warn advertising agencies.

Uproar against firms such as Pocari Sweat, Tempo, Yoshinoya and Pizza Hut shows brands tread dangerous ground by taking sides on Hong Kong extradition protests, say marketing experts
Hong Kong Buddhist leader Sik Chi Wai dies at 86, Carrie Lam and ministers express condolences

Sik Chi Wai came to Hong Kong from mainland China at the age of three and rose to become the head of Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.

14 Jul 2019 - 9:41PM

Sik Chi Wai came to Hong Kong from mainland China at the age of three and rose to become the head of Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.

Hong Kong Buddhist leader Sik Chi Wai dies at 86, Carrie Lam and ministers express condolences
Pharmacies and cosmetics shops targeted as parallel trading protest takes ugly turn in Hong Kong border town

Dozens of shops and restaurants either closed early or shut for the day fearing trouble.

14 Jul 2019 - 2:28AM

Dozens of shops and restaurants either closed early or shut for the day fearing trouble.

Pharmacies and cosmetics shops targeted as parallel trading protest takes ugly turn in Hong Kong border town
Pocari Sweat, Pizza Hut’s mainland China offices distance themselves from Hong Kong franchises over ‘TVB bias’ in coverage of extradition bill protests

Mainland China offices of global brands critical of decisions by Hong Kong colleagues to stop running adverts on city’s biggest free-to-air broadcaster, citing protest coverage.

12 Jul 2019 - 11:43AM

Mainland China offices of global brands critical of decisions by Hong Kong colleagues to stop running adverts on city’s biggest free-to-air broadcaster, citing protest coverage.

Pocari Sweat, Pizza Hut’s mainland China offices distance themselves from Hong Kong franchises over ‘TVB bias’ in coverage of extradition bill protests
Viral Facebook video of maggot-infested cherries posted in Canada hits sales of fruit in Hong Kong markets

Imports from US drop 26 per cent in May 2019 year on year and from Turkey tumble 70 per cent.

11 Jul 2019 - 10:25PM

Imports from US drop 26 per cent in May 2019 year on year and from Turkey tumble 70 per cent.

Viral Facebook video of maggot-infested cherries posted in Canada hits sales of fruit in Hong Kong markets
Most MTR Corp employees in Hong Kong to get pay rise of at least 4.2 per cent

The corporation’s offer, which follows a pay review of about 17,600 staff in Hong Kong, is the highest in three years.

10 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

The corporation’s offer, which follows a pay review of about 17,600 staff in Hong Kong, is the highest in three years.

Most MTR Corp employees in Hong Kong to get pay rise of at least 4.2 per cent
Hong Kong protests hit city where it hurts – in the wallet

Analysts say extradition bill protests have soured our appetite for spending, and escalation could hit city hard, with retail sales suffering and senior economists painting gloomy picture of future.

8 Jul 2019 - 5:18PM

Analysts say extradition bill protests have soured our appetite for spending, and escalation could hit city hard, with retail sales suffering and senior economists painting gloomy picture of future.

Hong Kong protests hit city where it hurts – in the wallet
MTR Corp blames Thales for crash that closed section of Tsuen Wan line for two days – but government slams over reliance on French contractor

Rail operator says mistakes made implementing software on new signalling system led to unprecedented accident on March 18, which left driver injured and train carriages badly damaged.

6 Jul 2019 - 12:07AM

Rail operator says mistakes made implementing software on new signalling system led to unprecedented accident on March 18, which left driver injured and train carriages badly damaged.

MTR Corp blames Thales for crash that closed section of Tsuen Wan line for two days – but government slams over reliance on French contractor
J-pop band KAT-TUN cancel Hong Kong trip to meet fans in Music Day event organised by GEM TV Asia and Nippon TV, blaming ‘uncertain situation’ in city following protests

KAT-TUN fans stunned by decision announced on Wednesday, telling organisers city is ‘very safe’.

4 Jul 2019 - 10:25AM

KAT-TUN fans stunned by decision announced on Wednesday, telling organisers city is ‘very safe’.

J-pop band KAT-TUN cancel Hong Kong trip to meet fans in Music Day event organised by GEM TV Asia and Nippon TV, blaming ‘uncertain situation’ in city following protests
Trashed Hong Kong legislature out of action for two weeks because of damage caused by protesters, says council president Andrew Leung

Meetings cancelled at Legislative Council after raid brings down security system, power supply and fire alarms, says Legco president Andrew Leung.

3 Jul 2019 - 8:26AM

Meetings cancelled at Legislative Council after raid brings down security system, power supply and fire alarms, says Legco president Andrew Leung.

Trashed Hong Kong legislature out of action for two weeks because of damage caused by protesters, says council president Andrew Leung
Violent clashes between protesters and police mar Hong Kong’s most muted handover anniversary celebrations on record

The officers were taken to hospital after being attacked with a liquid believed to be drain cleaner, while Carrie Lam promised to change her governing style.

1 Jul 2019 - 7:58PM

The officers were taken to hospital after being attacked with a liquid believed to be drain cleaner, while Carrie Lam promised to change her governing style.

Violent clashes between protesters and police mar Hong Kong’s most muted handover anniversary celebrations on record
Hong Kong government forced to hold flag-raising ceremony inside for first time as rain threatens, and protesters and police clash in the streets

Wet weather forces flag-raising ceremony marking return of city to China in 1997 to be moved for first time, as 13 police officers are injured and protesters pepper sprayed.

1 Jul 2019 - 7:19PM

Wet weather forces flag-raising ceremony marking return of city to China in 1997 to be moved for first time, as 13 police officers are injured and protesters pepper sprayed.

Hong Kong government forced to hold flag-raising ceremony inside for first time as rain threatens, and protesters and police clash in the streets
Cyberport boss urges protesters and government to move on from extradition bill divisions to enable Hong Kong to recover

Cyberport chairman George Lam says the administration should focus on healing the wounds in society and strengthen its engagement with youngsters while both sides need to listen to each other to bring unity to Hong Kong.

28 Jun 2019 - 6:59PM

Cyberport chairman George Lam says the administration should focus on healing the wounds in society and strengthen its engagement with youngsters while both sides need to listen to each other to bring unity to Hong Kong.

Cyberport boss urges protesters and government to move on from extradition bill divisions to enable Hong Kong to recover
Calm returns to streets around Hong Kong police headquarters following six-hour siege by extradition bill protesters

Police begin clean-up operation at station after protest by some 1,000. Entrance to Department of Justice headquarters closed on Thursday morning ahead of planned gathering by protesters.

27 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM

Police begin clean-up operation at station after protest by some 1,000. Entrance to Department of Justice headquarters closed on Thursday morning ahead of planned gathering by protesters.

Calm returns to streets around Hong Kong police headquarters following six-hour siege by extradition bill protesters