Elevating minorities: Education, employment and incentives
Human Rights

Elevating minorities: Education, employment and incentives

“Equality and inclusiveness is not a mere slogan. It represents a core value of Hong Kong,” said the city’s chief secretary Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung,…

We mean business in climate action
Energy & Environment

We mean business in climate action

  By Simon Ng Several weeks ago, Typhoon Mangkhut whirled past Hong Kong and left a lasting impression to the city and its people. Typhoon…

Thou shalt pay! For Garbage! Waste charging scheme finally comes to Hong Kong, almost
Energy & Environment

Thou shalt pay! For Garbage! Waste charging scheme finally comes to Hong Kong, almost

On Wednesday, the Hong Kong government tabled a bill to LegCo for a mandatory waste charging scheme – 14 years after the idea was first…

Hong Kong’s Security regulator to bring crypto into its regulatory reach
Technology

Hong Kong’s Security regulator to bring crypto into its regulatory reach

Last Thursday, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said its regulatory net will extend to cryptocurrency. Industry insiders welcome the move but say its…

Cannabis investment, medical use, comes to Asia
Health

Cannabis investment, medical use, comes to Asia

Cannabis has long been considered harmful by those who see it as addictive and damaging to health. Contrary to what most people think, cannabis –…

Baby, leave or don’t leave: Maternity and Paternity Leave in Hong Kong
Labour & Employment

Baby, leave or don’t leave: Maternity and Paternity Leave in Hong Kong

New and repeat parents in Hong Kong are now entitled to longer parental leave, thanks to the latest Policy Address and LegCo decisions. But economic…

Hong Kongers say: Give us room to breathe (and play!)
Land & Housing

Hong Kongers say: Give us room to breathe (and play!)

Hong Kongers want better open space that can be used for more purposes and equipped with different amenities, according to a survey by a local…

Law Society seeks to push out foreign lawyers
Law & Order

Law Society seeks to push out foreign lawyers

The Law Society of Hong Kong has proposed restricting the work of non-Hong Kong lawyers and increasing the ratio of local to foreign lawyers in…

Regulators, industry and legislators welcome crypto exchange rules (but definitely not a ban)
Technology

Regulators, industry and legislators welcome crypto exchange rules (but definitely not a ban)

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is considering regulating the trading platforms of cryptocurrency, rather than banning them. On Monday, the SFC’s outgoing chairman,…

Policy Address: GBA trumps B&R with support from finance and smart government
Policy

Policy Address: GBA trumps B&R with support from finance and smart government

By Chermaine Lee As the Policy Address 2018 puts a majority of its focus on Hong Kong’s most discussed and contentious issues: land supply and…