Hong Kong entrepreneurs, politicians call for fresh round of consumption vouchers, but economists not sure they’re worth it

Ray Chui Man-wai, 40, still remembers how bad business was at his restaurant chain last summer when Hong Kong was just emerging from its fourth wave of coronavirus infections.“Many of our restaurants were still full during rush hour, but between the peak hours, maybe just several tables in each branch were occupied,” he said.“We could barely make ends meet, and sometimes suffered some losses too.”Then came the first round of the government’s digital consumption voucher scheme, under which each…


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