Google Play now offer e-books in Hong Kong (from Tech in Asia). That’s the good news.
The bad news is that I can’t find a way to get it to display books in English only, so it’s a frustrating experience. As ever, not all titles are available, and whereas Amazon has a reasonable idea what I might want to buy, Google doesn’t:
Meanwhile, Amazon is still charging their US$2 penalty for non-US customers. Rumour has it that they drop it when Apple is competing with them in a territory. But not Google, apparently.