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Hong Kong, world’s most visited city, faces tourism bust

20 Nov 2020

HONG KONG Hundreds of parked tour buses are gathering dust at a northern Hong Kong container port, having been off the road for 10 months since authorities banned non-resident arrivals into the city due to the new coronavirus. | Video

Hong Kong, Singapore to allow travel to each other without quarantines from November 22

11 Nov 2020

HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will begin on Nov. 22, the two cities announced on Wednesday, as they moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners.

Hong Kong, Singapore announce plans for travel bubble

15 Oct 2020

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Oct 15 Hong Kong and Singapore will set up a travel bubble, the two cities announced on Thursday, as they moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners.

'Be one with the fish': aquarium yoga among Hong Kong Ocean Park's new offerings

08 Oct 2020

HONG KONG Against the vivid backdrop of a giant aquarium filled with sharks, manta rays and other aquatic life, a yoga group on Thursday performed side planks, chair poses and lunges, their arms outstretched to the ceiling. | Video

Ginseng piles up in Canada during pandemic despite Chinese demand

30 Sep 2020

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/HONG KONG The pandemic's crushing effect on international travel has grounded Canadian exports of ginseng, a root widely used in Asia to treat everything from the common cold to impotency, at a time when health is top of consumers' minds.

As cash flees Macau junkets, gambling hub faces long odds of quick recovery

22 Sep 2020

HONG KONG Fears China is broadening a crackdown on offshore gambling has sparked a rush to withdraw billions of dollars from the world’s biggest gambling hub Macau, threatening a recovery in the coronavirus-stricken economy, executives say.

China's offer of coronavirus tests for all in Hong Kong meets with public distrust

27 Aug 2020

HONG KONG A Chinese government offer to test all Hong Kong residents for the novel coronavirus is meeting scepticism from the city’s medical community and public and is emerging as a politically charged issue ahead of the launch of the plan next week.

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