Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are mandatory. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong businesses urge dialogue and slow roll-out to Carrie Lam’s plans to boost number of statutory public holidays

  • The change is one of 10 initiatives aimed at improving livelihood issues amid economic woes and anti-government unrest
  • But business leaders say they were not consulted, and will be adversely affected
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are mandatory. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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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.

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Alvin Lum

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