The important role of regional groupings and initiatives amid a pandemic-induced reorganisation of global trade and investment will be in focus at an upcoming summit.
25 August 2021
It has been suggested that the Asia-Pacific’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area can support the Belt and Road Initiative in driving global development forward. Ways to achieve this will be examined at the Belt and Road Summit 2021.More
A fast-growing e-commerce platform that helps small firms plug into the rapidly expanding cross-border e-commerce business shares the latest market trends.
18 August 2021
Hong Kong-based e-commerce platform SHOPLINE began in 2013 with a rented desk in a shared workspace. In just eight years, the firm has expanded into a team of more than 600 people and extended its office network from Hong Kong to Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Singapore and Bangkok, becoming an international team serving more than 250,000 companies in Asia. (This story is the first in Hong Kong Means Business’s ”Powered by HSBC – Bridging the GBA” series.)More
Strong demand worldwide, the impact of lockdown measures and natural disasters weigh on semiconductor chip output.
28 July 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred demand for a wide range of digital devices as lockdown measures forced many live events to go virtual, and people sought to recreate their business, work, study, entertainment and sports in remote formats. Many high‑tech business sectors have been impacted by these changes, and as an essential supplier, the semiconductor industry has been especially affected, albeit to different extents and in different directions.More
Domestic cultural tourism is helping Mainland Chinese lighting suppliers weather the COVID-19 downturn, according to exhibitors at a recent Guangzhou trade fair.
07 July 2021
The recent Guangzhou International Professional Light and Sound Exhibition presented a variety of new products across an array of related fields, including entertainment, architecture, commerce and cultural tourism. Overall, miniaturised, integrated and portable intelligent products dominated, while outdoor items – unsurprisingly given the pandemic – also showed considerable growth.More
Burgeoning business between Mainland China and ASEAN is redefining the role of Hong Kong.
30 June 2021
“East meets West” is a term firmly wedded to Hong Kong, in the same way as “Silicon Valley” is linked to San Francisco. But just as the technology business in San Francisco is about much more than physical chips, to view Hong Kong as primarily a link between Mainland China and Europe and North America misses the big picture.More
As demand for protective gear leapt early last year, an agile start-up opted to take the e-commerce route.
16 June 2021
Hong Kong businesses are known for being quick on their feet and many adapted rapidly to fulfil needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the sudden surge in demand for medical masks and online shopping.More