Hong Kong

Amidst Washington’s deadlock with Beijing, China Telecom may potentially elevate its Shanghai’s initial public offering (IPO) to more than $8 billion leading to its biggest offering this year in the Shanghai Stock Exchange, following the firm’s delisting in its New York counterpart (NYSE) in January.  Following Chinese media reports, the Beijing-based firm established its IPO at $0.70 per share, inflating the firm’s worth […]

The rise of Hong Kong’s fintech industry

Hong Kong is committed to the growth of their fintech sector. With a national GDP of $341.4bn, the city is fast becoming a hub for digital transformation. The rapid advancements in technology has led to the rise in fintech innovation and online banking methods which has supported consumer needs amid the pandemic. The latest report […]

New national security law threatens social media platforms in Hong Kong

TikTok owned by the China-based ByteDance has not accepted to share data with Chinese authorities. However, On July 1, 2020, a new national security law took effect in China. Under this law, services providers have to remove any message that would constitute an offense endangering national security. If these companies fail to comply with the […]

TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries

HONG KONG (AP) — TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week. The short-form video app’s planned departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms and messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, […]

Hong Kong operators

Hong Kong operators roll out 5G on three of its four networks. Hong Kong sees its first release of high speed, low latency 5G spectrum made available by HKT, 3 Hong Kong and China Mobile Hong Kong. The fourth company, SmarTone, has yet to reveal any plans to do the same. On the 1st of […]