Tang Lung Street in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong companies, especially restaurants, have been affected by political preference. Photo: Martin Chan
Tang Lung Street in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong companies, especially restaurants, have been affected by political preference. Photo: Martin Chan

Hong Kong businesses caught in crossfire of protest crisis, as new phone apps make politics part of shopping

  • Businesses and shops constantly at risk of offending locals, mainlanders or Taiwanese – and city suffered a 6.7 per cent drop in retail sales in June
  • Users of LIHKG have developed mobile phone apps that identify the alleged political positions of stores, restaurants and brands

Tang Lung Street in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong companies, especially restaurants, have been affected by political preference. Photo: Martin Chan
Tang Lung Street in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong companies, especially restaurants, have been affected by political preference. Photo: Martin Chan
READ FULL ARTICLE