East Lantau Metropolis: White knight or white elephant?
Land & Housing

East Lantau Metropolis: White knight or white elephant?

Local think tank Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) proposes a 2,200-hectare artificial island east of Lantau Island to solve the severe land shortage problem in…

You Break It (up), you buy it: HK Convention seeks to drive safe ship recycling
Energy & Environment

You Break It (up), you buy it: HK Convention seeks to drive safe ship recycling

Around 90 percent of the goods we buy arrive in Hong Kong via ship. While ships play a vital role in world trade, they pose…

Eliminating plastic waste
Energy & Environment

Eliminating plastic waste

In early June, a dead pilot whale in southern Thailand was found packed with 80 plastic bags inside its body. This sad news once again…

Part II of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Opaque at Every Turn
Health

Part II of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Opaque at Every Turn

Hong Kong’s highly affordable and widely-used public healthcare system is hampered by long waiting times, leading some to choose the more expensive private sector that…

Laws perfectly inadequate in addressing discrimination in Hong Kong
Human Rights

Laws perfectly inadequate in addressing discrimination in Hong Kong

In 2011, Mr Arjun Singh, then an 11-year old child, Hong Kong native of Indian descent, was accused by a Chinese woman of assault (by…

Part I on the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: A System Under Strain
Health

Part I on the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: A System Under Strain

Hong Kong has a well-established dual-track healthcare system and was even praised by Bloomberg for having the world’s most efficient healthcare. But a preference for…

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Modernising means splitting department, accommodating sharing economy (i.e. Uber)
Policy

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Modernising means splitting department, accommodating sharing economy (i.e. Uber)

In an exclusive interview with Harbour Times, Anthony Cheung, former head of the Transport and Housing Bureau, discusses his work in the government and what…

Singapore and UK examples show how open data accelerates innovation
Opinion

Singapore and UK examples show how open data accelerates innovation

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong In June this year, Singapore and the United Kingdom took a strategic…

The next step: Government considers banning a political party
Law & Order

The next step: Government considers banning a political party

In an unprecedented move, the Hong Kong government is considering banning a political party. It is the first and the most severe attempt against separatists…

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Government-MTR relationship needs radical reform
Policy

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Government-MTR relationship needs radical reform

Part I of a two-part series. While the former Secretary for Transport and Housing acknowledges the inherent challenges of the post, he calls for a…