Pro-Beijing supporters mass outside Hong Kong parliament amid turmoil

The latest chapter of the political turmoil kicked off on Wednesday morning, as a reported 10,000 pro-Beijing demonstrators assembled outside Legco carrying red Chinese flags and placards that read: “Say no to Hong Kong independence!”, “Kick out pro-independence lawmakers!” and “Hong Kong belongs to China!”

CPA Australia: Hong Kong Businesses to Lead the Way in Fintech Usage in the Coming 12 Months

Mobile payments/digital wallets proved the most popular FinTech product or service for businesses in Hong Kong, with 40 per cent of businesses surveyed reporting increased usage of this technology, followed by virtual banks (18 per cent) and robo-advisory/chatbots (also 18 per cent). In the coming 12 months, 59 per cent of Hong Kong businesses expect […]

National security law in Hong Kong not to affect residents’ rights, freedom: Tung Chee-hwa

He stressed that “one country” is the precondition of “two systems” according to the HKSAR Basic Law, and called for joint efforts to safeguard the constitutional foundation of the HKSAR and ensure the steady and sustained implementation of “one country, two systems.”

Chubb launches Work from Home insurance in Hong Kong SAR

HONG KONG SAR, CHINA – Media OutReach – 6 August, 2020 – Chubb announced the launch of Work from Home Insurance in Hong Kong SAR. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional office environment has increasingly become the home, as work from home becomes the new normal. As businesses adapt to living with […]

Twitter deletes China-linked accounts that spread false information about Hong Kong and Covid-19

“If Twitter really wants to do something they should shut those coordinated and organized accounts that attack and smear China,” said Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the ministry. “China is the largest victim of disinformation, [and] we are against the spreading of disinformation.”

Maternity wear brand Seraphine to enter India in August

“Seraphine is entering India with its first store in Delhi in August. We plan to stores in key cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru in the next 3 years. We also want to open outlets in tier II cities through sub-franchise agreement,” Kay Kay Clothing LLP Director Rajat Kapoor told .

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Beckham denies plans to ‘sell sex toys’ as she prepares to rival Gwyneth Paltrow’s $250m Goop empire with new lifestyle brand

The firm denied the U-turn was a result of the public backlash and instead insisted the board ‘now believe that with the support of our shareholders, we can navigate through this crisis without drawing from the furlough scheme’. 

Will new kidswear brands succeed in India where many have failed before?

Last November, when Malaysian kidswear brand Poney opened its first Indian store in New Delhi’s posh GK market, the idea was just to test the waters. But in three months, the brand has its foot on the accelerator: it is about to launch two stores, is in talks with one of the largest online retailers […]

Why social commerce is the next big thing for brands to tap into

Facebook and Instagram are used for, well, social interactions while e-tail platforms are used for shopping. It’s still a different mental-mode where one has to switch from social to commerce. In the east, however, the convergence is more evident where the same app, like WeChat for instance, is used for social interaction and for shopping. […]

Mark Wright ‘is set to open his own branded gyms’… after launching new fitness business following success of online workouts during lockdown

The reality star returned to Essex last year after quitting his role as a presenter for Extra in Los Angeles. He was forced to embark in a long-distance relationship away from wife Michelle as she had filming commitments in the UK and elsewhere.