Letter from Hong Kong

By Fergus Herries Over the past few months Hong Kong has been struggling with the moribund adoption of the vaccine roll out scheme. This is now beginning to change with a concerted push from the private sector, most likely on behest of the Hong Kong government, offering a blend of carrot and stick. Despite the…

A tale of two worlds

By James Hill, Hong Kong Never in my lifetime has Charles Dickens’ memorable opening to a Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of…

Letter from Hong Kong

By Fergus Herries While Hong Kong has experienced a spike in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, it pales into comparison with the escalating situation in Europe and the United States. However, with one eye on Chinese New Year, the government is taking no chances and has kept in place restrictions on bars, restaurants and leisure…

A view from Hong Kong

By Fergus Herries, Newgate Asia With Christmas fast approaching, there is cautious optimism with news of vaccines, travel corridors and positive election outcomes. Business in Hong Kong appears to be picking up, due in part to our very low amount of daily cases – normally fewer than five a day – many of which are…

Letter from… Hong Kong

By James Hill, Newgate Hong Kong From today, Hong Kong, China and parts of Asia will celebrate the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, arguably the second most important Chinese holiday after Chinese New Year. Families will come together to light lanterns, participant in or watch traditional dragon dances and…

Letter from… Hong Kong

By Fergus Herries, Senior Consultant, Newgate Asia The past week has seen a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong, which is being billed as the city’s “third wave”. Hong Kong for weeks now has almost completely relaxed most social distancing measures – public pools and gyms have been open, as well as bars and restaurants,…

Letter from… Hong Kong

By Lolo Yu, Senior Consultant, Newgate Hong Kong  Hong Kong, a city on the brink of return  This week in Hong Kong, pressure around Covid-19 lost a bit more of its intensity. Bars re-opened, people have started to go out more, more face-to-face meetings, friends are visiting each other and it appears life is getting…

Hong Kong refugees set to follow illustrious path

By Charlotte Coulson, Account Director “We will meet our obligations, not walk away”. So said Boris Johnson earlier this week in The Times, in which he confirmed that, should China impose new security laws, Britain would look to change its immigration rules thereby allowing millions of Hong Kong citizens a route to UK citizenship.  This would amount…

Trading in a new world order

By Austyn Close, Senior Executive Free global markets have come under pressure in the past few years, with President Trump in the White House and increasing concern about China’s position and practices. A phantom trade war between the two economic powerhouses has characterised a landscape which can be described as a Cold War 2.0. The…