I run essential business in Hong Kong. I lease 900 sq. ft. for $15K USD/month. My lease expires in Sep 2022. My landlord is CKAH (Cheung Kong Asset Holdings). Their after-tax profits were 30 billion HKD in 2019, and 41.6 billion in 2018. Owner Li Ka-shing's net worth is $30 billion USD. I'm RILED!
In June 2019, the pro-democracy protest started and crippled business. I requested rent reduction, but Chief Manager for Leasing refused. In Jan 2020, when COVID-19 struck, I again asked for a rent reduction, but Chief Manager for Leasing again refused. They didn't answer why they can't reduce, when other HK commercial landlords have.
Any ideas to convince them please? I'm just trying to stay alive.