Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 3 Issue 3

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Bite size local news, Post reports and activity summaries wrapped by ATO Hong Kong. In this issue: Hong Kong Consumers Celebrate the Holidays with Alaskan Seafood; Hong Kong Economy Contracts in 2022 But Gradual Recovery Expected; Spending Riving in Hong Kong and Macau as Borders Reopen; Tourism Boom in Macau Over Chinese New Year Holiday; Mask-Free Eating, Drinking, and Toasting Resumes in Hong Kong; Lunar New Year Business in Hong Kong Restaurants Reaches 90 Percent of Pre-COVID Levels; Hong Kong Catering Orders Surge During Festive Season; Macau Gaming Revenue Surges as Borders Reopen; Hong Kong Ranks Second in Most Preferred Retail Expansion Destinations in Asia; Hong Kong Bans CBD Products Effective February 1.

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