An empty shopping centre in the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping district of Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam
An empty shopping centre in the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping district of Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam

Coronavirus: for Hong Kong’s retailers left reeling from double blow of social unrest and pandemic, pain is proving useful lesson

  • Businesses that relied on visitors from mainland China were caught off guard when anti-government protests drove them away
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has only further eroded sales, but some firms are adapting to the tough times and making changes that could help them flourish

An empty shopping centre in the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping district of Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam
An empty shopping centre in the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping district of Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam
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