Happy Dragon Boat Festival: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 26 June 2020

Charles McConnell

26 June 2020

Hong Kong – the home of GCR’s Asia-Pacific office – celebrated a public holiday on Thursday commemorating the death of Chinese national hero Qu Yuan. The annual celebration falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month and typically includes massive races between teams in dragon boats – long, thin boats that typically include a dragon’s head and tail on the front and back. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, celebrations this year throughout Greater China will be more muted, with some races being cancelled or not allowing spectators. For now, we have a pair of India stories regarding competition in the digital economy – one dealing with conduct and another a proposed merger.