Shoppers stock up on tissue paper at a supermarket in Hong Kong in February 2020, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic that triggered widespread panic buying. Photo: AP Shoppers stock up on tissue paper at a supermarket in Hong Kong in February 2020, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic that triggered widespread panic buying. Photo: AP
Shoppers stock up on tissue paper at a supermarket in Hong Kong in February 2020, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic that triggered widespread panic buying. Photo: AP

Letters | Are Hong Kong’s supermarkets having a big fat pandemic at taxpayers’ expense?

  • Hong Kong’s top supermarket chains seem to have kept their government handouts but haven’t forgotten to mark up prices – by more than 200 per cent in one case

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Shoppers stock up on tissue paper at a supermarket in Hong Kong in February 2020, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic that triggered widespread panic buying. Photo: AP Shoppers stock up on tissue paper at a supermarket in Hong Kong in February 2020, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic that triggered widespread panic buying. Photo: AP
Shoppers stock up on tissue paper at a supermarket in Hong Kong in February 2020, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic that triggered widespread panic buying. Photo: AP
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