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COVID-19 in Hong Kong: What's happening now?
On Sunday, May 3, Hong Kong recorded no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 days straight with no cases of local transmission. As the COVID-19 crisis has begun to abate in the city, the protests that rocked Hong Kong for many months have begun to resurge. The big question is “what’s next for Hong Kong?”
Starting in June 2019, pro-democratic protests have endangered Hong Kong’s long-standing reputation as one of world’s most stable, robust financial centers and dynamic international business hubs. Tourist activity, a mainstay of the Hong Kong economy, saw significant reductions; retail sales at all levels were substantially impacted. Businesses have suffered direct attacks and destruction for being the wrong color or in the wrong political camp, or making an unforeseeable mistake and drawing the ire of the protest movement deeming them to be unsupportive of the protest movement. The environment for businesses has become unpredictable, fragile and a politically charged minefield to navigate, and It remains so.
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