Jamming the shredder – Archive law in Hong Kong
Governance

Jamming the shredder – Archive law in Hong Kong

The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (LRC) is consulting the public on whether Hong Kong’s current public records management practice and public access to…

Hong Kong Fund Body Proposes to Remove Cross-Border Funds Sale Restrictions
Finance & Budget

Hong Kong Fund Body Proposes to Remove Cross-Border Funds Sale Restrictions

By Alex Ho The Hong Kong Investment Fund Association (HKIFA) has reportedly submitted a range of proposals to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), requesting…

The Nanny State Cometh: How government will make you healthy
Health

The Nanny State Cometh: How government will make you healthy

By Chermaine Lee Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are costing Hong Kongers US$4.8 billion, equivalent to half of the government’s healthcare spending in 2018-2019, the Economist Intelligence…

Private health operators being brought into regulatory fold
Health

Private health operators being brought into regulatory fold

On November 15, the LegCo passed the Private Healthcare Facilities Bill. Four types of private healthcare facilities, namely hospitals, day procedure centres, clinics and health…

Private sector player WeDoctor moves to unify GBA healthcare market
Health

Private sector player WeDoctor moves to unify GBA healthcare market

Jeffrey Chen, Chief Strategy Officer of WeDoctor, takes a thoughtful moment to consider a unified GBA market while speaking to Julien de Salaberry, CEO of…

South Korea’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision – a cautionary tale
Opinion

South Korea’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision – a cautionary tale

Photo of Songdo taken by Dr Tang during her visit. Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong Previously, I…

Hong Kong talent: Great at recruitment, lacking in development
Labour & Employment

Hong Kong talent: Great at recruitment, lacking in development

Hong Kong drops six places in international ranking for attracting and retaining talent, the Switzerland-based Institute for Management Development (IMD) says. The city comes in…

American concerns may limit tech exports to Hong Kong
Democracy

American concerns may limit tech exports to Hong Kong

On November 14, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) issued a report that cites “challenges to freedom of speech and assembly in Hong…

Foreign governments watching Hong Kong freedoms, but not acting – yet
Democracy

Foreign governments watching Hong Kong freedoms, but not acting – yet

A slew of incidents concerning Hong Kong’s freedom of speech in the past few months has left many at home and abroad wonder if the…

HK cracks top 10 on sustainable cities index
Governance

HK cracks top 10 on sustainable cities index

Hong Kong is the 9th most sustainable city in the world, and the second most sustainable in Asia, according to consultancy firm Arcadis. Last month, Arcadis…