Amid a worldwide slowdown, China’s economy is facing its weakest growth in over 30 years. Its currency, the yuan, is trading near record lows against the US dollar, and consumers are complaining of rising prices. But there’s hope on the horizon. A number of media outlets are reporting that China’s government has stepped in to help. In particular, the city of Hong Kong has begun a campaign to give free flight tickets to anyone who wants to visit. The giveaway, which will cost the city about $250 million, is being conducted through three airlines: Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, and HK Express. The first wave of free tickets will go to travelers in Southeast Asia, and then residents of mainland China in April. Finally, the giveaway will open to travelers from around the world in May.
Lottery Hongkong is a lottery game that lets players choose from six numbers from 1 to 49 and a bonus number. If they match all six numbers, they win the jackpot prize. There are also smaller prizes for matching five or four of the numbers. The lottery is regulated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is completely legal in Hong Kong.
In addition to running the Mark Six lottery, HKJC also organizes other sporting and betting events. They also offer charitable activities and are a major contributor to the Hong Kong community. They are also the only entity authorized to run a public lottery in Hong Kong.