Hong Kong’s mandatory internship barrier to overseas doctors
Health

Hong Kong’s mandatory internship barrier to overseas doctors

The Medical Council of Hong Kong recently decided against a proposal to exempt overseas-trained doctors from a mandatory internship before they can practise in the…

HK Regulates Crypto Mining, as China Considers Ban
Technology

HK Regulates Crypto Mining, as China Considers Ban

Hong Kong has moved to regulate cryptocurrency mining, the computing process that generates cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, with regulators attracted to the industry by the…

HK effort to ease extradition law concerns fall short; many rendition routes to China remain
Law & Order

HK effort to ease extradition law concerns fall short; many rendition routes to China remain

H In amending a controversial extradition law, the Hong Kong government removed nine types of commercial crimes for which extradition would be allowed, but warnings…

With one eye on risks, SFC moves to regulate crypto assets
Finance & Budget

With one eye on risks, SFC moves to regulate crypto assets

Anyone looking to issue security token offerings (STOs) in Hong Kong now has to register and get a license, a move that should boost the…

Half a century after the fact, courts uphold ding rights
Land & Housing

Half a century after the fact, courts uphold ding rights

Hong Kong’s High Court finally decided that it is constitutional for male indigenous villagers to build three-storey houses in the New Territories once in their…

Psychology’s aspiring  gatekeepers soft pedal requirements to sceptical industry
Health

Psychology’s aspiring gatekeepers soft pedal requirements to sceptical industry

Ever since Hong Kong’s health ministry has rolled out the accredited registers scheme to uphold healthcare standards, Hong Kong’s clinical psychologists have been divided on…

Accreditation proposal for psychologists could leave English-speaking patients without help and force professionals out of work
Health

Accreditation proposal for psychologists could leave English-speaking patients without help and force professionals out of work

A proposal to set criteria for accrediting clinical psychologists favours local graduates and could put foreign-trained professionals at a disadvantage, even shrinking the city’s English-language…

Voluntary insurance scheme aims to provide relief for health care sector
Health

Voluntary insurance scheme aims to provide relief for health care sector

Hong Kong’s health ministry is using tax breaks and favourable terms to encourage more Hong Kongers to buy medical insurance to cover treatment and hospitalization…

HK Grants First Three Virtual Bank Licenses
Finance & Budget

HK Grants First Three Virtual Bank Licenses

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city’s de facto central bank, announced Wednesday that it is handing out virtual bank licenses to three companies….

Business groups win concessions on extradition law
Law & Order

Business groups win concessions on extradition law

Concern has increased within the business community in Hong Kong since the government proposed amendments to extradition legislation to allow the SAR to transfer suspects…