Frontline tobacco retailers make last ditch call against graphic health warning enlargement
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Frontline tobacco retailers make last ditch call against graphic health warning enlargement

Representative of newspaper stalls says the move will only make it more difficult for them to tell the difference between a legal and illegal product….

Opposing motions passed in LegCo panel meeting on franchised taxi plan
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Opposing motions passed in LegCo panel meeting on franchised taxi plan

Transport chief says any future enhancement can go hand in hand with the pilot franchise scheme despite the taxi industry crying foul over lack of…

Hong Kong 2030+: A strategy without vision
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Hong Kong 2030+: A strategy without vision

Future planning is more than just throwing out hard spatial figures and jibber-jabber societal elements that really matter. (Photo credit: Chris Lusher)

Diplomats, corporations join call for legislation to protect LGBT rights
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Diplomats, corporations join call for legislation to protect LGBT rights

Hong Kong’s equality watchdog has taken a stronger stance with the support of the business community on LGBT issues in face of lukewarm response from…

Smugglers’ Run #2: Hong Kong urged to keep up high standard fighting illicit trade
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Smugglers’ Run #2: Hong Kong urged to keep up high standard fighting illicit trade

Asian countries should step up regional cooperation and engagement with the private sector. Photo (from right): Chris Clague, Simon Jim, and Lina Baechtiger (Credit: Yiannis Korkovelos…

Redeveloping public housing: A bet worth taking
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Redeveloping public housing: A bet worth taking

The government should step up phasing out sub-standard and sub-optimal PRH estates for efficiency and social welfare concerns. Photo credit: Chris Lusher

Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade
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Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade

Advocacy group warns that the HK$2.9 billion tax loss from illicit tobacco consumption in 2015 could be used to fund other organised crimes. From left: Patrick Wong,…

Demographic crisis: a poverty and health perspective
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Demographic crisis: a poverty and health perspective

People are living longer but not necessarily healthier. Research points to early life stress and adversity as an important predictor to later-life chronic illness. Photo…

Hong Kong’s response to changing demographics: The force yet awakened
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Hong Kong’s response to changing demographics: The force yet awakened

The solution to a shrinking labour force exists within the local population. A comprehensive policy to unleash the potential manpower is urgently needed. (Photo credit:…

Port in Hong Kong: The Blue Economy turning blue
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Port in Hong Kong: The Blue Economy turning blue

The good old days are gone and Hong Kong needs to come up with a new strategy for its shrinking shipping industry. (Photo credit: Mk2010…