Hong Kong | HSBC offers $3.9 billion in liquidity relief to firms

HSBC Holdings Plc is providing more than HKD30 billion ($3.9 billion) in liquidity relief to its business customers in Hong Kong, joining other lenders that are easing borrowing terms to

Hong Kong | Activists see virus fueling more support for movement

Prominent activist Ventus Lau stood outside a restaurant this week, handing out surgical masks and asking recipients to shout pro-democracy slogans - including the popular rallying cry “Liberate Hong Kong!

Chinese medicine experts offer opinions on protection against coronavirus

Three experts from the University of Macau’s (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) talk about how to prevent novel coronavirus from three perspectives: immunology, virology, and Chinese medical sciences. Chen

Shortage rumors spark toilet paper panic buying

Hong Kong has been struggling with a shortage of face masks to protect against the coronavirus outbreak. Now it could be facing a run on toilet paper. Toilet rolls were unavailable

Cathay asks staff to take unpaid leave as virus adds to woes

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. asked employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave as the Hong Kong airline is cutting capacity because of the coronavirus outbreak. The airline requested all employees

American Airlines halts HK flights, United to follow

American Airlines said it has suspended flights to Hong Kong through Feb. 20 due to weak demand, and United Airlines will do the same next weekend. Interest in travel to Hong

Hong Kong | Striking health workers pose new threat to Beijing

Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers went on strike for a second day yesterday to demand that leader Carrie Lam immediately close the city’s border with the mainland to prevent

China cuts rates, injects liquidity as mainland markets sink

China’s central bank took its first concrete steps to cushion the economy and plunging markets from the blow of a spreading new virus, providing short-term funding to banks and cutting

Risks mount for HK after economy shrank in 2019

The hits just keep coming for Hong Kong. In 2019, there was the escalating U.S.-China trade war, which squeezed exports. Then came violent protests beginning mid-year, with street-fighting between police and

Hong Kong to shut most of mainland China border

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam announced the city will shut almost all land and sea border control points to the mainland from midnight to stem the spread of the novel

Hong Kong | Medical workers vote to strike as outbreak worsens

Thousands of Hong Kong medical professionals voted to begin a five-day strike today after the government refused their demand to shut all entry points from China amid a deadly virus

HK exports grow in December, ending 13-month decline

Hong Kong’s exports rose in December, snapping a 13-month streak of declines that was the longest since 2016 as agreement on a U.S.-China trade deal helped stabilize trade across Asia

HK extends school suspension amid coronavirus threat

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a string of measures on Friday to further contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, including extending the suspension of classes in schools

HK lawmaker criticized for encouraging masks to be reused

Hong Kong democrat lawmakers and netizens are criticizing pro-establishment lawmaker Ann Chiang Lai-wan for posting a video on her Facebook page explaining the process of steaming surgical face masks so

Analysis: Mistrust hampers Hong Kong’s battle to hold back China virus

Hong Kong was always going to face a huge challenge holding back a disease outbreak raging in mainland China. Deep mistrust built up over seven months of

2019-nCov | HK to reduce transport services with mainland

Hong Kong will significantly reduce transport services between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to contain the spread of new coronavirus. Flights from the mainland to Hong Kong will be halved,

Hong Kong seeks powers to curb online harassment amid unrest

Hong Kong’s privacy chief said cases of online harassment have surged since the city’s protests erupted last year, as the government seeks new powers to take down posts

Hong Kong | Protest messages shared in Lunar New Year packets

Hong Kong's anti-government protests are putting a new spin on a Lunar New Year tradition. Every year, adults hand out red packets stuffed with cash to children and young,

Briefs | HK customs busts largest cannabis trafficking case in a decade

Hong Kong customs seized about 70 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds at Hong Kong International Airport last week, the largest cannabis trafficking case detected by the customs at the

Hong Kong | Burberry becomes latest victim of political protests

Burberry Group Plc became the latest victim of the Hong Kong protests as sales in that market dropped in half over the Christmas quarter, while

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