Tai Hing Shing

Tai Hing Shing

Journalist, Lianhe Zaobao

Tai Hing Shing is a Hong Kong- and Macau-based journalist with Lianhe Zaobao. He has been in the media industry for over a decade, focusing on Chinese diplomacy and Southeast Asian politics. He likes to analyse issues pertaining to Hong Kong and Macau from an international politics perspective.

Pedestrians cross a street in the Central district in Hong Kong, China, on 20 November 2023. (Paul Yeung/Bloomberg)

[Big read] Has Hong Kong attracted top talents with its one-year-old Top Talent Pass Scheme?

The talent crunch in recent years prompted the local authorities in Hong Kong to launch the Top Talent Pass Scheme (TTPS) at the end of 2022. At the first anniversary of Hong Kong’s all-out talent grab, opinions remain divided as to whether the TTPS can successfully boost Hong Kong’s competitiveness and attract talent who stay for the long term.
A screen showing the Hang Seng Index is seen outside Exchange Square, in Hong Kong, China, on 18 August 2023. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

Chinese netizens: Hong Kong now an international financial centre 'heritage site'

Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre is now a thing of the past as multinational corporations withdraw from the city and its stock market shows signs of foreign capital outflows. Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing finds out if Hong Kong’s financial market is truly on its way down.
People use umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain in Hong Kong, China, on 16 June 2023. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP)

Hong Kong issue only an insignificant part of US diplomacy

Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing notes that even as evidence shows that the US does not value Hong Kong as much as pro-democracy Hong Kongers think it does, overly idealistic Hong Kongers still buy into the narrative that the US will step in on Hong Kong’s behalf in dealing with Beijing. It is time for this group to wake up.
Nong Geng Ji has opened for business in Hong Kong. (CNS)

Can popular restaurants from mainland China make their mark in Hong Kong?

Since travel and consumer spending resumed after the pandemic, a slew of mainland Chinese restaurants have chosen to venture into Hong Kong, hoping to gain similar success as they did before. However, the mainland Chinese brands are competing with the world’s fare in this food paradise. Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing finds out more about this fiercely competitive market.
People walk past KeeTa advertisements in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China. (HKCNA)

Food delivery giant Meituan’s foray into Hong Kong: Getting ready for internationalisation

Meituan, mainland China’s food delivery giant, made its first foray outside the mainland to Hong Kong recently, under the brand KeeTa. It faces stiff competition from incumbents Foodpanda and Deliveroo, amid a strong sense of local identity among Hong Kong residents which may affect take-up rates to some extent. Nevertheless, this is a testbed for Meituan’s internationalisation plans. Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing reports.
A taxi drives under Chinese and Hong Kong flags outside a shopping mall in Hong Kong, China, on 5 July 2023. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

Hong Kong’s pursuit of overseas activists could backfire

Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing looks at the recent issuance of Interpol “red notices” by the Hong Kong government on eight pro-democracy activists living overseas, and what the move signals.
A person poses for a photo against the backdrop of the financial Central district and Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, China, 9 May 2023. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong youths head to mainland China's GBA to realise entrepreneur dreams

Hong Kong youths are getting a lot of support from the HK government as well as local governments from the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to develop their entrepreneurial potential in the GBA. While it means more opportunities for HK youths to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, starting a business in an unfamiliar turf is no child's play. Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing reports from the GBA.
People cross a road in Hong Kong, China, 15 February 2023. (SPH Media)

Hong Kong’s talent attraction strategy facing controversies and challenges

Amid the significant labour shortage Hong Kong is facing due to a massive emigration wave, officials have introduced a number of measures to attract talent back to the city. However, the application loopholes and homogenous background of the applicants leave the locals questioning the measures’ effectiveness in boosting the workforce. Lianhe Zaobao journalist Tai Hing Shing tells us more.
Mainland Chinese travellers on low-cost tours walk to a tourist bus after lunch at To Kwa Wan in Hong Kong, China, 30 March 2023. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

Are mainland China tourists discriminated against in Hong Kong?

The reopening of borders between mainland China and Hong Kong has led to heightened tensions between people on the ground, as each side has their own complaints against the other. The authorities will have to handle the situation carefully to prevent it from boiling over.