|This week: Mainlander tourist killed in HK, is poverty really decreasing, Scottish bus maker lands KMB Bus contract and more.
I’m still catching up on rest from an action packed DCBKK 2015 conference in Bangkok,I wrote up my conference notes and highlights on my personal blog if you’re curious.
Also, directly implementing something I learned there, going forward you canshare this newsletter to your friends via a link – each week we’ll have it online after sending out.
Now Mainlanders May Claim HK is the More Dangerous Place…
A mainland Chinese tourist was killed mediating a fight between a tour operator and a female tourist being forced to make a purchase.
“The victim, a male building contractor from north-east China, was found lying unconscious outside the shop in Kowloon on Monday morning.
He tried to mediate in a fight between two women – believed to be the tour leader and one of the tourists – before he and the female tourist were attacked by a group of men who dragged them onto the street and beat them, police said”
Is the poverty in Hong Kong really decreasing?
“After discounting the government subsidies, there were still more than 1.3 million poor people last year, representing 19.6 per cent of the population.
But with the proportion of senior citizens set to increase from the present 14 per cent to more than 30 per cent by 2043, poverty among the elderly is a cause for concern.”
In Today Online’s article it states
“…an individual earning less than about HK$3,500 ($450 USD) a month”
A Story of Success for this Scottish Company into HK market
Colin Robertson is the boss of bus maker Alexander Dennis, shares the story of the company. Their biggest customer is KMB in Hong Kong – those of you in HK see those double decker buses – this is the guy who makes them!
Monday HKTDC is hosting a meetup (in English) about getting your products into the Mainland market via e-commerce
And for some fun…
The Guardian got Hong Kong listed in “this week in pictures”, with the #5 photo ofHong KongCompetitors enter the water at the start of the Victoria Harbour swimming race. The 1.8km event was held annually from 1906 to 1979 and only resumed in 2011.