Hong Kong’s “hidden” competitive advantage: Open Geospatial Data

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong The central government has…

HK’s public sector doctors taking ‘national affairs’ courses in China
Health

HK’s public sector doctors taking ‘national affairs’ courses in China

In a widespread protest against the mismanagement of the Hospital Authority (HA), frontline doctors criticized the HA for sending staff to China to learn about…

Policy makers clash with doctors on addressing doctor shortage
Health

Policy makers clash with doctors on addressing doctor shortage

Following protests by Hospital Authority (HA) staff in January against excessive overtime and a lack of manpower, there have been calls by non-medical professionals to…

Lawmakers propose to limit Link Reit’s rent increases
Land & Housing

Lawmakers propose to limit Link Reit’s rent increases

Hong Kong lawmakers are proposing an amendment to ordinances to limit rent increases for stores in malls managed by the Link Reit, Asia’s largest real…

Vapers and IQOS to be banned; personal use devices to be seized at border
Health

Vapers and IQOS to be banned; personal use devices to be seized at border

The Hong Kong government says no to bringing in, making, selling, distributing or promoting e-cigarettes and other new smoking products such as heat-not-burn tobacco in…

Murder shines spotlight on HK extradition loopholes
Law & Order

Murder shines spotlight on HK extradition loopholes

Hong Kong legislators were set Friday to debate a proposal from the Security Bureau that would allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China for…

Philip Morris keen on less harmful alternatives to smoking, HK not so much
Health

Philip Morris keen on less harmful alternatives to smoking, HK not so much

While the Hong Kong government has made clear its intention to ban e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) is…

Car taxes: Give up and go green
Transportation & Infrastructure

Car taxes: Give up and go green

The Hong Kong government has lowered the bar for car owners who intend to switch to electric vehicles in the one-for-one swap scheme, in an…

Hong Kong housing market: The new unaffordability
Land & Housing

Hong Kong housing market: The new unaffordability

Hong Kong not only remains the least affordable housing market in the world, but it has now set a new record. Hong Kong has now…

Feeling Blue about Rule of law
Law & Order

Feeling Blue about Rule of law

A survey by local think tank The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre found that only 35 percent of the Hong Kongers are satisfied with the general…