Xinhua news 贵阳桑拿水疗服务联系我们 agency, Hong Kong, December 31 (reporter Li Binbin) in 2019, the Pearl of the East is covered with black shadow. Causeway Bay is the most prosperous business district in Hong Kong. As a landmark area of Hong Kong's finance, the Central District inevitably encounters "black storm".
"In the past 200 days, this place has suddenly become so strange and appalling. By means of violence, the mob "privately" obstructed their lawbreaking or dissenting citizens, maliciously harassed shops, shopping malls, banks and the MTR, and damaged private property and public property. " In a blog post at the end of 2019, Hong Kong SAR Government Financial Secretary Chen maobo wrote.
In the middle of June, when the reporter went to Zhonghuan for interview, he met a large number of young people dressed in black surrounded the international financial center in Zhonghuan; when passing by Jinzhong, he saw a large number of people in black gathered, surrounded the shopping center in Jinzhong, and carried out violent demonstrations before the Legislative Council.
Since July, violent demonstrations have intensified, and protesters have started to create riots in Causeway Bay, a bustling business district in Hong Kong, blocking traffic, seizing roads, demolishing iron horses, shouting at passers-by photographed by mobile phones During the weekend night for several months, violent demonstrators confronted the police in Hennessy Road, throwing petrol bombs and attacking the police.
In August, Mr. Liu, who worked in Hong Kong a few years ago, returned to Hong Kong. The chaos in front of him made him feel incredible. He found that in crowded places, the traffic lights beside Chongguang department store in Causeway Bay had been destroyed by violent elements. The car drove past and whistled desperately. The tram rang ceaselessly. The pedestrians ran across the street
In September, a Hui came to Hong Kong for visiting friends. When she went to Causeway Bay to purchase goods, she said that the uninhabited retail department stores, taxis waiting in line in front of times square, and Causeway Bay with few tourists are all unimaginable Hong Kong.
In October, Mr. Zeng flew back to Hong Kong from Myanmar. He said the atmosphere at the airport was tense at about 9:30 p.m. He took the train to central. Affected by the violent demonstrations, all services of the subway were suspended. Some people were carrying large suitcases, some were pushing children, and they had no choice but to leave the station.
Just out for more than a month, the scene in front of Mr. Zeng was strange: back to Causeway Bay from central, many businesses along the way were graffiti, windows were smashed and burned, and the alarm kept ringing. At many entrances and exits of Causeway Bay and Wanchai station, there are burning debris, and many bricks are dug out on the sidewalk.
"It took me three hours to walk home. When did Hong Kong become so? No matter what the reason is, violence cannot be accepted. Anyone should stop and condemn violence, and it is not right to remain silent. " Mr. Zeng said.
November the anniversary of Chongguang department store. Miss Li found that there was no hot scene in the past: the people in line at the gate of the anniversary store in the past all lined up at the subway entrance, but now they can buy goods without queuing up.
During Christmas in December, the so-called "decoration" (smashing) of Hong Kong thugs entered the normalization. HSBC in Causeway Bay began to reinforce and protect the exterior walls and doors for fear of being smashed and burned by people in black.
Affected by violent demonstrations, Hong Kong's capital market has cast a shadow over a series of IPO "brakes" in July, announcing to shelve listing plans. In August, there was only one company going public on the Hong Kong stock exchange, which was in sharp contrast to the previous busy listing scene. Li Xiaojia, chief executive of the Hong Kong stock exchange, said: "if Hong Kong steps into the road of violence without turning back, it will be an abyss."
Social events, coupled with a series of violent shocks, have greatly affected the desire of tourists to come to Hong Kong, which has led to a sharp reduction in local consumption, with consumption and tourism related industries bearing the brunt.
When a reporter went to a hotpot restaurant in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, he found that only one clerk was responsible for serving. The shop assistant said that now the business is poor, and all the other delivery staff have been dismissed.
There is a Haidilao on the stage beside the times square, which is popular at ordinary times. Since the social events in Hong Kong, half of the guests have been lost in the evening. At the most serious time, they are closed directly.
The hot crab hotpot shop at the bottom of Causeway Bay Bridge, which opened only in July, saw that there were only a handful of guests, and the clerk said that in recent months, he lost millions of Hong Kong dollars every month.
Huang Jiahe, chairman of the Hong Kong food and Beverage Association, said the total value of Hong Kong's food and beverage business is expected to lose HK $17 billion in the past six months.
"At present, there are 400 restaurants in Hong Kong. Business will decline further in December, as the storm over the revision of regulations has not subsided. The next calendar year, the lunar calendar year schedule should have 10% - 15% increase, but this year turned down Huang Jiahe said that if many small and medium-sized enterprises can't get through the difficulty, I'm afraid there will be thousands of restaurants finishing their business after the lunar new year.
As a gathering place of Hong Kong's financial center, central often has protesters gathered at noon to block the road. At lunchtime, protesters gathered in Bida street and chanted slogans. The protesters also surrounded many important financial institutions in Hong Kong, and even smashed and burned their business outlets. Several financial institutions temporarily cancelled important meetings.
Many people in Hong Kong are worried about the safety of themselves and their relatives and friends, so they have no desire to go out.
Chen maobo said that in October 2019, Hong Kong's retail sales volume fell by a sharp 26%, the largest monthly drop ever, and November was not much better. These scenes also scare foreign business or tourists. Even in the traditional peak seasons such as Christmas Eve and Christmas, the number of inbound tourists has been reduced by about half. Hong Kong's economy is in recession, and a large number of grassroots workers are the first to bear the brunt,