The Bulletin. July 2020

Seeking Stability as Turmoil Ebbs

In this issue, we consider the impact of the National Security Law after a year when Hong Kong businesses were hit by violent protests and then the Covid-19 pandemic. We also explore the wide range of investment opportunities in Ireland and Malaysia, and hear from delegates returning from the Two Sessions meetings in Beijing.

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This Month's Highlights
Special Features

Housing Hong Kong for the Future

Increasing bureaucracy and out-of-date plot ratio requirements have slowed progress of new developments and driven up prices

Tax Issues Amid the Pandemic

Backlog of cases, changes to IRD procedures and issues regarding cross-border activities are among impacts that may affect tax dispute cases
China In Focus

Stabilizing Employment and Protecting Livelihoods

Plans discussed at Beijing meeting include supporting innovation, creating new jobs and boosting domestic consumption

Two Sessions in Focus

Delegates report on meetings where key topics included economic recovery, enacting a Civil Code and the National Security law

Chamber in Review

Investing in Malaysia

Southeast Asian country has wide range of attractions for investors, from tax incentives to homes for retirement

Ireland: At the Heart of the E.U.

With world-class technology and financial services and a highly educated young workforce, Ireland is an attractive investment destination
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