Digital transformation and financial hardship burden women entrepreneurs in a pandemic-ridden world

Digital transformation and financial hardship burden women entrepreneurs in a pandemic-ridden world

Businesswomen in Hong Kong and around the world face greater challenges in the pandemic, a recent survey finds. Women entrepreneurs have been harder hit than…

Death by cyberattack should motivate Hong Kong hospitals to lock down on cybersecurity – they haven’t

Death by cyberattack should motivate Hong Kong hospitals to lock down on cybersecurity – they haven’t

After a fatal incident caused by a ransomware attack, Hong Kong still isn’t taking cybersecurity seriously – even though life is on the line. The…

Free trade policy and necessary lockdown favoured by English-speaking Hong Kong citizens amid COVID-19 economic downturn

Free trade policy and necessary lockdown favoured by English-speaking Hong Kong citizens amid COVID-19 economic downturn

Despite the temporal damage to the economy, respondents to a poll conducted by C|T Group does not oppose lockdown if there is another COVID wave….

Policy Address delivery delayed, CE Lam hopes to “instil more confidence” in Hong Kong

Policy Address delivery delayed, CE Lam hopes to “instil more confidence” in Hong Kong

The reason cited for the delay is so that Hong Kong’s head can meet with Chinese officials this week to include their suggestions in the…

Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people

Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people

Streamlining healthcare between Hong Kong and Mainland China is essential to encourage elderly Hongkongers to retire in the Greater Bay Area. Photo courtesy of PxHere. An…

German Reunification @30: The Indo-Pacific Strategy

German Reunification @30: The Indo-Pacific Strategy

COVID has advanced Germany’s plans to promote an ‘alliance of democracies globally and launch its Indo-Pacific Strategy. Dieter Lamlé, Consul General to Hong Kong and…

German Reunification @30: Refugees and Asylum

German Reunification @30: Refugees and Asylum

Germany, pre- and post-reunification, has been the direct recipient of masses of refugees and political asylum seekers. When the Wall stood, some 80 were shot…

German Reunification @30: Work in Progress

German Reunification @30: Work in Progress

Reunification was made possible by East Germans seeking to reform their country – not dissolve it. But history has a funny way of working out…

German Reunification @30: “Never stop believing in the impossible”

German Reunification @30: “Never stop believing in the impossible”

30 years on, the Reunification of East and West Germany holds out hope for impossible causes. That is only one reason it is important to…

Environmentalists unite around decarbonised economy as solution to HK’s economic woes

Environmentalists unite around decarbonised economy as solution to HK’s economic woes

Led by Civic Exchange, environmental groups suggest policy reform for climate-related issues. “Action on decarbonisation today will provide fresh employment and business activities that can…

Leonardo da Vinci – and the French – cure COVID, for a night

Leonardo da Vinci – and the French – cure COVID, for a night

The most important thing about the French Consular event was that it happened. Real people. In a cinema. In Hong Kong. Networking. Chatting. Then watching…

Australia, Singapore, have lessons for Hong Kong

Australia, Singapore, have lessons for Hong Kong

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to consider many things we had taken for granted, like where our prescription drugs come from, and how…

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Thanks to microplastics infiltrating the food chain, humans everywhere are now making plastic a regular part of their diet.

Are Hong Kong’s global talent pool and pipeline drying up?

Are Hong Kong’s global talent pool and pipeline drying up?

A recent survey sheds some light on expectations and motivations across the community of global professionals since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Wiki.lkfa /…

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information

The city’s hackathon has yet to be rescheduled, holding Hong Kong back from making the most of the potential benefits spatial data could have for…

Starving and Struggling: Hong Kong musicians close to bowing out

Starving and Struggling: Hong Kong musicians close to bowing out

Months of protests followed by the COVID-19 pandemic have found musicians without steady work for almost a year. Chris B, of record label and promoter…

Jumbo Kingdom: The mission to save a sunken icon

Jumbo Kingdom: The mission to save a sunken icon

When it comes to the future of floating restaurant Jumbo Kingdom, perhaps the answer to saving the iconic landmark lies in the story of an…

“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials

“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials

Making sense of the US sanctions placed on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive and other HK and Mainland Chinese officials. Photo courtesy of Wpcpey / CC…

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust

The future may be AI, but ethical and privacy concerns could hinder Hong Kong from making the most of the technology. Advanced technology, such as…

Architect of a democratic nation: Honouring the life of Lee Teng-hui, former President of Taiwan

Architect of a democratic nation: Honouring the life of Lee Teng-hui, former President of Taiwan

The contributions of Taiwan’s first native-born president led to the nation’s successful transition to a democratic political system.

Uber “pausing” preparations to move regional HQ to HK

Uber “pausing” preparations to move regional HQ to HK

Much like a lost game of chicken, Uber decides to bail out on its headquarter relocation hopes barely two months after the announcement of its…

Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

As Hong Kong has seen substantial and consistent growth in the number of street sleepers over the last decade, the government is urged to examine…

FDA statement on IQOS may prevent ban on alternative smoking products in Hong Kong

FDA statement on IQOS may prevent ban on alternative smoking products in Hong Kong

The authorisation of IQOS to be marketed as generating fewer harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes has huge implications on the smoking scene in Hong Kong. …

Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals

Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals

Transformations such as promoting local tourism and re-examining the industry’s possibilities could determine its survival. Photo: Hong Kong Film Awards Statue, Avenue of Stars, Hong…

Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19: Rallying around each other in tough times “Part of the Irish DNA”

Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19: Rallying around each other in tough times “Part of the Irish DNA”

Consul-General David Costello imagines a bright post-coronavirus future with business breakfasts, virus-free air and Hong Kongers visiting the oldest whiskey distillery in the world on…

COVID-19 resurgence puts pan-democratic primaries at risk

COVID-19 resurgence puts pan-democratic primaries at risk

The pan-democratic primaries set to take place this weekend showcase the first time pan-democrats have used this method to select their official candidates for September’s…

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Beijing’s national security law is game-changing for the Hong Kong executive body, judicial body, and the Police Force as specialised departments and new rules emerge….

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

The powerful Office for Safeguarding National Security can initiate investigations on national security offenses and request China’s judiciary to rule directly, completely circumventing Hong Kong’s…

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

The controversial national security law in Hong Kong bears examination, beginning with the law’s offences and punishments. Parts two and three of this series are…

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

The government has already invested more than HK$100 billion in fostering technology development since establishing the Innovation and Technology Bureau five years ago. What are…