Yahoo Hong Kong unveils the year's top searches

The end of year round-ups are arriving, giving us deeper insight into the topics that mattered in 2020. Up next, Yahoo Hong Kong has released its list of the year's top searches. As expected, COVID-19 related keywords dominated the list. 

Yahoo Hong Kong's research was divided into nine categories with different topics, namely current affairs, people who passed away, and international news. Among Hongkongers' top 10 searches, six of them are related to the pandemic, including masks, the government's employment support scheme, COVID-19, prohibition on group gathering, suspension of face-to-face classes, and confirmed COVID-19 clusters. 

Here are the results of Yahoo Hong Kong's top searches:

2020 Top 10 Hongkonger’s buzz searches

1. Mask
2. Employment support scheme
3. COVID-19
4. BNO application
5. Social gathering ban
6. Emigration
7. Class suspension
8. Hong Kong National Security Law
9. Infected clusters
10. ANT’s IPO Suspension

2020 Yahoo Top 10 buzz searches for newsmakers
1. Yuen Kwok-yung
2. Carrie Lam
3. Chuang Shuk-kwan 
4. Jimmy Lai
5. Agnes Chow
6. Chan Tong-Kai
7. Kevin Yeung Yun-Hung
8. Ted Hui Chi-fung
9. Chow Tsz-lok
10. i-Cable gang of four

2020 Yahoo Top 10 buzz searches of people who passed away
1. Sir Stanley Ho
2. Kobe Bryant
3. Alien Huang
4. Serena Liu
5. Luo Pei-Ying
6. Black Panther Chadwick Boseman
7. Haruma Miura
8. Yūko Takeuchi
9. Diego Maradona
10. Lee Teng-Hui

2020 Yahoo Top 10 buzz searches for international news
1. US election
2. COVID-19 spreads globally
3. Australia’s bushfires
4. Black Lives Matter
5. Tokyo Olympics postponement
6. Tsai Ing-Wen won re-election
7. Former Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu dismissed from his post after losing the presidential election
8. Nth Room case in South Korea
9. Anti-government protests in Thailand
10. Sino-Indian War

2020 Yahoo Top 10 buzz searches for pandemic-inspired electronics and appliances
1. iPhone12
2. Air fryer
3. Air purifier
4. Switch
5. Infrared thermometer
6. PlayStation 5
7. Steam oven
8. Bread maker
9. Oven
10. Rice roll machine

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