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…

Rising minimum wage expected to raise inflation, unemployment (a bit)
Labour & Employment

Rising minimum wage expected to raise inflation, unemployment (a bit)

The minimum wage in Hong Kong is expected to go up to HK$37.5 from HK$34.5 per hour. Up to 75,000 employees are expected to benefit…

All talk, no action: The pro-establishment camp puts government loyalty ahead of elderly constituents
Welfare

All talk, no action: The pro-establishment camp puts government loyalty ahead of elderly constituents

A controversial policy to raise the age limit for elderly welfare payments from 60 to 65 has frayed the relationship between pro-democracy and pro-establishment lawmakers…

Opening the government’s data kimono
Technology

Opening the government’s data kimono

This year, the Hong Kong government plans to open up over 650 datasets to be released online for the public to use and view freely….

Democracy dies in details: EIU ranking sees HK slip
Democracy

Democracy dies in details: EIU ranking sees HK slip

Hong Kong is letting its democracy dream slip away The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index 2018 sees the city drops two places from 71st…

HK: NO2 Country for Clean Air – Our polluted city
Energy & Environment

HK: NO2 Country for Clean Air – Our polluted city

Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have found that not only are Hong Kong’s NO2 emissions are not declining as planned –…

The young shall save the old (if we train them!)
Opinion

The young shall save the old (if we train them!)

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong  The most talented workforce…

Budget Time in Hong Kong
Finance & Budget

Budget Time in Hong Kong

Ever since the public consultation for the 2019-20 Budget started in December, different groups are preparing recommendations for Hong Kong’s financial chief Mr Paul Chan…

Everyone loves reclamation! Except they don’t – East Lantau Reclamation
Land & Housing

Everyone loves reclamation! Except they don’t – East Lantau Reclamation

A government-appointed body cites public support as a solution to Hong Kong’s dire housing problem in a recent report. But a local research group says…

Justice Chief Cheng Breaks Silence on Leung Investigation
Law & Order

Justice Chief Cheng Breaks Silence on Leung Investigation

Hong Kong’s justice chief Ms Teresa Cheng came under fire over the Christmas holidays for a controversial decision by the Department of Justice to drop…