Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak shake hands after signing an agreement on Friday that sets in motion talks for a free-trade deal between the two economies. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong, Thailand agree to pursue free trade deal, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok that protests have not dented city’s underlying economic strength

  • City leader insists Hong Kong will ‘bounce back, as we always do’ during visit to Bangkok
  • Two jurisdictions agree to open up their economies to each other, forge closer trading ties
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak shake hands after signing an agreement on Friday that sets in motion talks for a free-trade deal between the two economies. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

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.