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

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

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 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

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 –…

Budget Time in Hong Kong

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

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

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…

Another tech listing Bits the dust: Bitmain in Hong Kong

Another tech listing Bits the dust: Bitmain in Hong Kong

Despite its warm welcome to emerging and innovative firms such as pre-profit biotech companies, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) seems to be having second…

HKMA tells HK to brace for volatility as ultra-low interest era ends

HKMA tells HK to brace for volatility as ultra-low interest era ends

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city’s de facto central bank, raised its base interest rate by 25 basis points for the fourth time…

New Case Shines Light on Small House Policy

New Case Shines Light on Small House Policy

The High Court is set, for the first time, to hear a judicial review launched against the rights of rural villagers to build houses in…