Latest news and updates about how China is racing to vaccinate the public and reach herd immunity to enable the country to reopen its borders as part of its economic recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Better arrangements must be made for children born in Hong Kong to non-permanent residents from the mainland after mother leaves 12-year-old son alone in city, apparently so he could get a better education.
Visitors from across the border are of course welcome, but herding them around like sheep and disrupting local life are issues that must be looked at.
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee and his team are pulling out all the stops with a flurry of trips to the mainland, where they are building rapport with counterparts and enhancing the city’s integration with the nation
The country has been largely closed of to the world for the past three years because of Covid; now visas are once again being issued, a blessing for business and mutual understanding at a time of heightened tensions.
Tickets to Disneyland, afternoon tea at The Peninsula and fine dining with wine pairings – these are just some of the incentives with which major banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered plan to woo high-flying mainland Chinese customers during the ‘golden week’ holiday.
Readers discuss Hong Kong’s efforts to boost tourism, and caution against supporting the pet breeding industry.
Property developer K Wah International Holdings has set aside flats for buyers from Hong Kong at its Bayview project in Dongguan, a city in the Greater Bay Area.
Manulife will open its second prestige customer centre in Hong Kong and invest more on digital tools to support growing business from returning mainland Chinese customers, its newly appointed Asia CEO says.
AIA Group’s new sales value grew 37 per cent in the first half, helped by new policy sales in Hong Kong to mainland Chinese customers seeking better investment returns and a hedge against currency weakness.
Visitors are back, but their tastes have changed – they’re flocking to open-air food stalls, local cafes and arts venues.
Some landmark spots in Taiwan are relatively quiet compared with when sites were packed with mainland Chinese tourists before the pandemic, forcing those who depend on tourism to adapt to new trends.
While Japan’s travel firms will undoubtedly welcome Chinese tour groups, there are some concerns, notably around a return to overcrowded tourist attractions in the top destinations.
The countries are among 78 more destinations open to Chinese travellers with immediate effect.
Former health minister Ko Wing-man says hospitals on both sides of border should integrate, calls for relaxation of rules for city doctors working in mainland China.
Shanghai officials have been striving to attract foreign fund inflows after the government ended its zero-Covid strategy, but FDI inflows still missed expectations.
It is unclear when the event in Guangzhou can go ahead as organisers look at whether they can get a temporary permit to avoid falling foul of the law.
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) expects 20 Fortune 500 companies to make their debut at the world’s largest trade fair in Shanghai set for November this year, the first event since the strict anti-pandemic curbs were lifted.
The scheme was suspended during the pandemic but was not immediately reinstated when Beijing reopened for travel earlier this year.
More than 1,400 species were stopped from entering the country in the first six months of this year, customs says.
Hotel investments in Asia-Pacific fell by half to US$3.13 billion in the first six months of the year despite a pickup in the travel industry, according to a JLL report.
Swatch Group AG’s first-half earnings have exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time, in part thanks to China’s reopening – here’s what you need to know
Market is having ‘the longest price adjustment since 2008’ and ‘has not found a bottom’, says JLL’s Hong Kong chairman, as firm’s new forecast calls for 5 to 8 per cent drop in home prices in 2023.
The European Chamber of Commerce (EUCham) in China is lobbying Beijing to extend tax exemptions on a range of employee benefits such as housing and children’s education amid fears their expiry could exacerbate an exodus of foreign talent.
Visitor statistics suggest Southeast Asia isn’t attracting anywhere near the number of Chinese travellers it used to, as China’s slower-than-expected recovery leaves its citizens more hesitant to spend money heading abroad.
Beijing issues safety alert after at least five citizens injured amid protests in French port city of Marseille.
Since mainland China dropped all its travel curbs, the heads of the world’s most recognisable luxury brands have been making a beeline there, with French billionaire Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the latest to make a high-profile visit.
Arnault kicked off his tour of China with a visit to a high-end shopping centre, with the billionaire’s efforts to woo Chinese consumers coinciding with the government’s push to build ties with foreign companies.
In a monumental step seven months into his term as Hong Kong’s chief executive, John Lee had Beijing’s blessings to reopen the city.
Africa has managed to elevate its status among Chinese traders seeking to expand their overseas business, but safety and stability concerns may still outweigh the benefits of low costs and fewer trade barriers.
Young consumers in lower-tier cities have shown an increasing penchant for gold and diamonds, and the time is right to set up stores there to tap the burgeoning demand, said managing director Kent Wong Siu-kee.