Rare disease activists call for formal programmes, not ad hoc efforts

Rare disease activists call for formal programmes, not ad hoc efforts

There is an area in which Hong Kong lags well behind mainland China in the healthcare: its approach to rare diseases. This week, calls have…

China moves to subsidise foreigner incomes to cover their tax bill

China moves to subsidise foreigner incomes to cover their tax bill

With the latest round of tax incentives, China has intensified efforts to lure talent to the Greater Bay Area from Hong Kong and abroad to…

Purge and merge: Beijing’s plan for Hong Kong

Purge and merge: Beijing’s plan for Hong Kong

Nipping calls for Hong Kong’s independence in the bud and drawing the city closer to the mainland are clear goals for Beijing, said top-level politicians…

Human trafficking in Hong Kong

Human trafficking in Hong Kong

An estimated 10,000 people were living in modern slavery in Hong Kong last year and the government’s response was limited, non-profit group Global Slavery Index…

Hong Kong’s peg needs shoring up by the billions

Hong Kong’s peg needs shoring up by the billions

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city’s de-facto central bank, stepped in two times in a single week to defend the Hong Kong dollar…

HK Budget 2019: The tax breaks ain’t what they used to be

HK Budget 2019: The tax breaks ain’t what they used to be

Hong Kong’s latest budget includes a series of tax cuts, a practice that has become common in recent years. But, despite the fanfare of the…

Budget a warning of bigger government coming

Budget a warning of bigger government coming

The budget brouhaha may have died down, but further examination shows a trend to bigger government involvement in the economy. While many saw the budget…

The Case of The Saudi Sisters: Hong Kong’s lack of refugee regs

The Case of The Saudi Sisters: Hong Kong’s lack of refugee regs

Two Saudi women have been hiding in Hong Kong for six months while fearing deportation to their homeland. They are trying to escape what they…

The GBA: Potential and reality policy and impact in the Greater Bay Area

The GBA: Potential and reality policy and impact in the Greater Bay Area

By Alfred Romann Dongguan, one of the world’s great manufacturing centers, has evolved over the past couple of decades from a dusty town pockmarked with…

HK Budget: No surprises

HK Budget: No surprises

Hong Kong’s budget, released Feb. 27, was focused on health care and welfare but included virtually no innovative initiatives while critics raised doubts about how…