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Vanishing act: absent mainland Chinese shoppers, closed stores turn Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui East into Covid-19 ghost town

Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui East is a pale shadow of the bustling shopping and eating hub it was before the Covid-19 pandemic arrived and changed everything.Gone are the crowds of visitors thronging its narrow streets, the mainlanders rolling trolley bags filled with cosmetics, clothes and accessories, the people queuing at popular restaurants or packing ageing shopping centres and newer upmarket malls alike.“Doom and gloom have overtaken the area,” said Gigi Tam, the 62-year-old owner of a…

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