Skip to Content

Hong Kong loses shine amid tough coronavirus restrictions


AP Business Writer

HONG KONG (AP) — The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of quarantine for new arrivals. The restrictions are discouraging both visitors and business travelers and add to other challenges the semi-autonomous Chinese territory faces as Beijing exerts ever more control over the former British colony. For months, business circles have been urging Hong Kong authorities to relax some quarantine restrictions or risk losing some of its international talent and appeal as a regional financial hub. Exemptions recently granted to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and actress Nicole Kidman when they visited drew criticism and accusations of unfairness.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content