Legco set to debate Benny Tai’s independence remark
Democracy

Legco set to debate Benny Tai’s independence remark

Legislators will be having a debate over Hong Kong University Law Professor Benny Tai’s comments concerning the possibility of Hong Kong independence on May 9….

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue
Land & Housing

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue

With plenty of land in the New Territories held in the hands of the developers, the government is proposing to work with them to get…

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage
Land & Housing

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage

Land supply researchers say there’s no lack of land in Hong Kong. Rather, the problem is the lack of creative thinking for effective use of…

Free our flats! And help Hong Kong’s tourism industry

Flexibility in zoning and land use for homeowners could solve the imbalance between bringing tourists to our city with new infrastructure and the lack of places…

Short term rentals serve government, not just people

Lo Ming Hin is Secretary of The Sharing Economy Alliance. Here, he makes the case for how AirBnB style short term rentals serve government objectives….

Smart lampposts should be equipped with accurate spatial data

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong We are gradually approaching the fifth generation (5G) mobile phone era,according to…

Funding alone is not enough to promote innovation and technology, says IT industry
Technology

Funding alone is not enough to promote innovation and technology, says IT industry

“We need a blueprint, not a short-term work plan,” said insiders from the IT industry in a seminar on Tuesday, held to discuss how funding…

5P Wave could see Hong Kong finance go beyond green finance and ESG to the next level

Paula DiPerna is a visiting fellow at Civic Exchange, a Hong Kong-based environmental think tank.    On a recent Sunday along Victoria Harbour, smog and…

Recycling park opened to treat waste electrics
Energy & Environment

Recycling park opened to treat waste electrics

‘Waste electrical and electronic equipment’ (WEEE), of which Hong Kong produces 70,000 tonnes annually, can now be recycled and treated as the recycling facility WEEE.PARK…

Hong Kong regulator cautions on ICOs, halts Black Cell raise
Technology

Hong Kong regulator cautions on ICOs, halts Black Cell raise

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has recently halted an initial coin offering (ICO) launched by Hong Kong-based Black Cell Technology Limited and ordered the issuer to refund its…