Business community welcomes “pragmatic and inclusive” proposals in policy address

Business community welcomes “pragmatic and inclusive” proposals in policy address

But the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce warns of “unintentional side effects” by the new government’s housing plans and expresses disappointment over a lack…

Simon Lee: Carrie Lam shows better understanding over government apparatus in policy address

Simon Lee: Carrie Lam shows better understanding over government apparatus in policy address

According to Simon Lee, convenor of the Sharing Economy Alliance Hong Kong, Carrie Lam seems to show a higher level of awareness on innovation and…

Highlights of Carrie Lam’s maiden Policy Address

Highlights of Carrie Lam’s maiden Policy Address

Students empowered to take lead in green initiatives for schools and communities

Students empowered to take lead in green initiatives for schools and communities

Taking a non-confrontational approach to environmental advocacy, Nature Conservancy protects the environment by creating further incentives on top of existing government policies for schools and…

New sharing economy group calls for accommodative policy and sensible regulation

New sharing economy group calls for accommodative policy and sensible regulation

The government is urged to drop the perception that opening up the sharing economy will only serve the interest of multinational corporations. (Stephen Wong of…

Solving social problems can be profitable: Promoting shared value in Hong Kong

Solving social problems can be profitable: Promoting shared value in Hong Kong

In face of acute social problems such as ageing population and dire need for waste treatment, the government encourages shared value practices in Hong Kong…

Industrial building revitalisation 2.0: Optimising social efficiency

Industrial building revitalisation 2.0: Optimising social efficiency

Optimising the use of industrial buildings should not go against inclusive development of communities. (Photo credit: Bryan Ho)

Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism

Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism

Complete cessation from smoking still the ultimate goal of Hong Kong’s tobacco control policy. As Philip Morris plans to launch its new heat-not-burn tobacco product…

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past

Housing development is not all about quantity. As shiny new tower blocks pop up across the city, districts are becoming lifeless and sterile machines resulting…

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use

Thanks to earlier investment in flood management infrastructure, Hong Kong suffered from relatively limited damage when Typhoon Hato struck the region last month. However, the…