Expert calls for government initiative in face of rising construction costs
Policy

Expert calls for government initiative in face of rising construction costs

Major cost components – with an emphasis on labour – of the construction industry hinder progress for Hong Kong. R&D and the development of construction…

Hong Kong government should step up measures against hepatitis, report suggests
Policy

Hong Kong government should step up measures against hepatitis, report suggests

Proposed measures include formulating a strategic plan, improving screening and harm reduction programmes, and providing training to primary care doctors and more accurate data on…

Diversity and Transparency: Addressing Hong Kong bond market’s Achilles heel
Policy

Diversity and Transparency: Addressing Hong Kong bond market’s Achilles heel

Developing HKD-denominated bond market does not necessarily go hand in hand with promoting the city as an international bond market and there needs to be…

Do not underestimate indoor pollution exposure, think tank warns
Policy

Do not underestimate indoor pollution exposure, think tank warns

Government index fails to measure indoor pollutants which can be as lethal as their outdoor counterparts. Photo: Zhi Ning (left) and Simon Ng (right) discuss…

Hong Kong compelled to adapt to chronic labour shortage
Policy

Hong Kong compelled to adapt to chronic labour shortage

Hong Kong’s infrastructural development is hindered by labour shortage in the construction industry, a combined effort from all sectors will shed new light to the issue. (Photo…

Asia as the “barometer for change” for green initiatives
Policy

Asia as the “barometer for change” for green initiatives

Chief secretary Matthew Cheung, however, does not forget to take the opportunity to promote the high-speed rail link project at the World Sustainable Built Environment…

Hong Kong’s labour market faces repercussions from infrastructural race
Policy

Hong Kong’s labour market faces repercussions from infrastructural race

Developers and investors seek solutions while being faced with significant labour shortages, hindering planned infrastructure projects. (Photo credit: Chris Lusher)

HKU launches innovative app to measure water usage
Policy

HKU launches innovative app to measure water usage

New mobile application released in efforts to promote awareness of water usage in Hong Kong. (Photo: “Jockey Club Water Initiative on Sustainability and Engagement (JC-WISE)”…

Diversity: The Education Segregation in Hong Kong
Opinion

Diversity: The Education Segregation in Hong Kong

Dr Theresa Cunanan calls for a more cohesive and coherent Chinese language curriculum for non-Chinese speaking students to kick-start Harbour Times’ Diversity series in collaboration with…

Walk the walk on enhancing Hong Kong’s accessibility
Policy

Walk the walk on enhancing Hong Kong’s accessibility

(Photo credit: Chris Lusher)