Yvonne Mengping Lai

Yvonne Mengping Lai

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‘Everything will go back to zero’: Hong Kong businesses cry foul over abrupt return of tough social-distancing measures

Food and beverage sector representatives say their industry will be the ‘biggest victim’, predicting billions in losses, but gym operators, massage parlours and concert organisers are all poised to feel the pinch as well.

Food and beverage sector representatives say their industry will be the ‘biggest victim’, predicting billions in losses, but gym operators, massage parlours and concert organisers are all poised to feel the pinch as well.

6 Jan 2022 - 9:19AM
Anxious to retain talent, Hong Kong multinationals cover quarantine costs of expatriate staff who travel to visit families

‘Quarantine subsidies’ are a hefty financial burden for companies that rely on foreign employees, but many are anxious to retain talent amid Hong Kong’s tough entry restrictions.

‘Quarantine subsidies’ are a hefty financial burden for companies that rely on foreign employees, but many are anxious to retain talent amid Hong Kong’s tough entry restrictions.

2 Jan 2022 - 9:08PM
Tens of thousands gather in Hong Kong to ring in 2022, with revellers hoping for end to Covid-19 pandemic and a return to normality in new year

Many of those waiting to ring in new year hope for end to pandemic and return to normality in the coming 12 months.

Many of those waiting to ring in new year hope for end to pandemic and return to normality in the coming 12 months.

1 Jan 2022 - 2:43PM
Coronavirus Hong Kong: aircrew quarantined at Penny’s Bay get Christmas packages from volunteer groups

Resilience Deliveries, a ‘crew for crew’ organisation made up of volunteers and charitable groups, sends packages to crew members so they will not feel alone during Christmas.

Resilience Deliveries, a ‘crew for crew’ organisation made up of volunteers and charitable groups, sends packages to crew members so they will not feel alone during Christmas.

24 Dec 2021 - 11:24AM
Hong Kong retains title as world’s most expensive city for expats, with firm behind rankings blaming inflation

Based on its own calculations, the firm ECA International found Hong Kong’s inflation rate was lower than the global average, but still higher than most of the other top 10 cities.

Based on its own calculations, the firm ECA International found Hong Kong’s inflation rate was lower than the global average, but still higher than most of the other top 10 cities.

16 Dec 2021 - 1:33AM
Green quarantine? Hong Kong hotels under pressure to recycle plastics thrown out by guests spending weeks in Covid-19 isolation

NGO The Green Earth estimates hotels have used at least 100 million plastic items during the pandemic.

NGO The Green Earth estimates hotels have used at least 100 million plastic items during the pandemic.

14 Dec 2021 - 3:54PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong restaurants fear revenues could fall 20 per cent under vaccine passport scheme

Catering sector lawmaker warns of ‘earthquake-like’ impact on business revenue from tougher vaccination requirements for eateries and bars.

Catering sector lawmaker warns of ‘earthquake-like’ impact on business revenue from tougher vaccination requirements for eateries and bars.

7 Dec 2021 - 3:58PM