|Commerce Secretary Greg So announced a big shopping day on July 1|
|Prices and discounts will involve the numbers 7 and 1|
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung explained the idea was inspired by e-commerce giant Alibaba's annual super sale day on November 11.
In China, Singles Day is the biggest shopping event in the world, last year setting a record at US$17.8 billion, beating the 2015 record of US$14.3 billion.
So said the government would help facilitate bringing offline and online sales together, and Hong Kong's shopping event would last between three to seven days.
|Singles Day is a boon for China -- will it be for HK too?|
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