East Lantau Metropolis: White knight or white elephant?

East Lantau Metropolis: White knight or white elephant?

Local think tank Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) proposes a 2,200-hectare artificial island east of Lantau Island to solve the severe land shortage problem in…

You Break It (up), you buy it: HK Convention seeks to drive safe ship recycling

You Break It (up), you buy it: HK Convention seeks to drive safe ship recycling

Around 90 percent of the goods we buy arrive in Hong Kong via ship. While ships play a vital role in world trade, they pose…

Part II of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Opaque at Every Turn

Part II of the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: Opaque at Every Turn

Hong Kong’s highly affordable and widely-used public healthcare system is hampered by long waiting times, leading some to choose the more expensive private sector that…

Laws perfectly inadequate in addressing discrimination in Hong Kong

Laws perfectly inadequate in addressing discrimination in Hong Kong

In 2011, Mr Arjun Singh, then an 11-year old child, Hong Kong native of Indian descent, was accused by a Chinese woman of assault (by…

Part I on the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: A System Under Strain

Part I on the Hong Kong Healthcare Series: A System Under Strain

Hong Kong has a well-established dual-track healthcare system and was even praised by Bloomberg for having the world’s most efficient healthcare. But a preference for…

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Modernising means splitting department, accommodating sharing economy (i.e. Uber)

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Modernising means splitting department, accommodating sharing economy (i.e. Uber)

In an exclusive interview with Harbour Times, Anthony Cheung, former head of the Transport and Housing Bureau, discusses his work in the government and what…

Democrats claim new boundaries disadvantage their electoral chances in DC elections

Democrats claim new boundaries disadvantage their electoral chances in DC elections

As the District Council Ordinary Election is taking place next year, the Electoral Affairs Commission this week proposed the revised boundaries of the District Council…

The next step: Government considers banning a political party

The next step: Government considers banning a political party

In an unprecedented move, the Hong Kong government is considering banning a political party. It is the first and the most severe attempt against separatists…

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Government-MTR relationship needs radical reform

Former Sec. Transport and Housing: Government-MTR relationship needs radical reform

Part I of a two-part series. While the former Secretary for Transport and Housing acknowledges the inherent challenges of the post, he calls for a…

Game on! But only for government faves – Small e-sport players think game is stacked against them

Game on! But only for government faves – Small e-sport players think game is stacked against them

The e-sports market is booming at home and abroad and has the potential to turn into a multibillion-dollar industry. Video gaming has even been mooted…