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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Retail Chain to Exit City in 2022 – Bloomberg

A Chickeeduck store in Hong Kong on Nov. 18.
Photographer: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images
A Hong Kong retail chain that backed the pro-democracy movement will exit the city, citing a pressure campaign by the mainland and local authorities amid a broad crackdown on dissent in the former British colony.
Clothing store Chickeeduck will close its Hong Kong operations in the second half of 2022, after more than three decades in the city, it said in a statement Thursday. Founder and chief executive officer Herbert Chow said the company needed time to give notice on its leases and sell existing stock, and would look to online opportunities.