Anybody home?! No? TAX!: Hong Kong’s imminent Vacancy Tax
Land & Housing

Anybody home?! No? TAX!: Hong Kong’s imminent Vacancy Tax

As unaffordable housing continues to trouble many in the city, the Hong Kong government may announce this month a much-anticipated – and much-debated – vacancy…

Social diversity can enhance Hong Kong’s innovative capability
Opinion

Social diversity can enhance Hong Kong’s innovative capability

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong Acquiring innovation and technology talents from overseas has proven to be a…

Hong Kong is not alone: Widespread calls for public housing around the world
Land & Housing

Hong Kong is not alone: Widespread calls for public housing around the world

As the world’s population grows at an exploding rate, people flock to cities for better opportunities, adding housing pressures to the metropolises. Hong Kong is…

Ola! Mexicans unite to save Hong Kong and global seas
Energy & Environment

Ola! Mexicans unite to save Hong Kong and global seas

On Saturday, 26 May 2018, a diverse group of people participated in the “Conservation Day @ The Beach” at Pui O, Lantau island, Hong Kong. This…

Fostering innovation in the heart of China’s Greater Bay Area
Energy & Environment

Fostering innovation in the heart of China’s Greater Bay Area

From left to right: Tony Verb, Founder, GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, Siqi Zheng, Faculty Director, MIT China Future City Lab (MIT-CFC) and Professor Roland Chin,…

The “Silver Market” – A burden or new growth engine for Hong Kong?  
Welfare

The “Silver Market” – A burden or new growth engine for Hong Kong?  

Hong Kong is in need to create a more age-friendly environment in order to better manage the uprising “Silver Tsunami” phenomenon, according to experts from both…

Hong Kong ranks high on EIU Index on tools to fight illicit trade; must do more to lead
Trade

Hong Kong ranks high on EIU Index on tools to fight illicit trade; must do more to lead

Hong Kong comes in the third in Asia after Australia and New Zealand and twelfth globally for its efforts to stop illicit trade, according to…

Leveraging Business Opportunities in GBA Sustainability for Hong Kong
Energy & Environment

Leveraging Business Opportunities in GBA Sustainability for Hong Kong

Maya de Souza is the Assistant Director for Policy Research at Business Environment Council, an independent organisation established by the business sector to promote environmental…

Smart AND Fast: Smart cities, transportation and mobility for Hong Kong
Transportation & Infrastructure

Smart AND Fast: Smart cities, transportation and mobility for Hong Kong

Under the vision of empowering Hong Kong with technology, the government has laid out an ambitious roadmap to make the city smart. Hong Kong prides…

3rd Runway attempts funding take off from LGO
Transportation & Infrastructure

3rd Runway attempts funding take off from LGO

Big runways don’t come cheap, and LegCo has to approve the tab. That isn’t going to be easy. As a regional hub, Hong Kong’s international…