EnviroSeries Conference envisions a future of sustainably-driven urban transport

EnviroSeries Conference envisions a future of sustainably-driven urban transport

The four-part series for the Business Environment Council’s upcoming conference centres around the transformation of Hong Kong’s urban transport into a system focused on sustainability…

Upcoming exhibition #STOPGAP2020 proves that under lockdown, art can still flourish

Upcoming exhibition #STOPGAP2020 proves that under lockdown, art can still flourish

Co-presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Hong Kong, the show reveals artwork born of the limitations brought by the 2020…

Tickets Available Now | A celebratory night of live music at “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity”

Tickets Available Now | A celebratory night of live music at “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity”

Join others in a unifying night of live music to appreciate the musical diversity of the European Union while winding down at the end of…

Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University

Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University

After overcoming the difficulties of introducing Hong Kong to geographic information systems (GIS), Dr Winnie Tang has found success in the field and gives back…

Going out of this world with “Univers/e” to honour French digital creation and space exploration

Going out of this world with “Univers/e” to honour French digital creation and space exploration

This year’s theme for Digital November celebrates the large leaps mankind has made in both creative and space-related endeavours. The French Consulate General has its…

“Discreet and timid” approach to diplomacy with China not the way forward

“Discreet and timid” approach to diplomacy with China not the way forward

In a world with the National Security Law, a hardline approach to diplomacy with China and collaboration with other like-minded countries are among the suggestions…

Smart cities are the future – but what about privacy?

Smart cities are the future – but what about privacy?

Privacy is paramount, yet Hong Kong isn’t acting fast enough to ensure privacy is prioritised as it turns into a smart city. From innovative environmental…

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. …