Shipping Out: Week in Review – Floods, Smog, and Political Drama

Shipping Out: Week in Review – Floods, Smog, and Political Drama

Flooding in South Asia has continued to threaten travel security and disrupt transportation. In India, the navy was deployed inland, with the dispatch of helicopters…

HT’s New Travel Advisory – by SafePro

HT’s New Travel Advisory – by SafePro

Editor’s Note: Following recent public unrest in Hong Kong that led to travel disruption and public safety concerns, Harbour Times has selected SafePro, Asia’s premier…

How “World-class” are Cities in the Greater Bay Area? (including Hong Kong)

Waltraut Ritter Knowledge Dialogues www.knowledgedialogues.com Now that China’s State Council has released its blueprint for turning the Pearl River Delta into the “Greater Bay Area”…

We mean business in climate action

We mean business in climate action

  By Simon Ng Several weeks ago, Typhoon Mangkhut whirled past Hong Kong and left a lasting impression to the city and its people. Typhoon…

Don’t undervalue PRL sports clubs’ economic and wider contributions to Hong Kong

Don’t undervalue PRL sports clubs’ economic and wider contributions to Hong Kong

The Task Force on Land Supply has identified 27 sites occupying 341 ha of land held by sports clubs under Private Recreational Leases (PRL) considered…

A World Cities Summit without Asia’s World City?

A World Cities Summit without Asia’s World City?

The World Cities Summit is missing one ‘World City’: Hong Kong. What is Hong Kong missing in return? by Waltraut Ritter, Knowledge Dialogues The number…

Hong Kong and Beijing: A Shared future – Christine Loh at Bright Hong Kong

Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist and Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of Environment and Division of Environment and…

Ola! Mexicans unite to save Hong Kong and global seas

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

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,…

Leveraging Business Opportunities in GBA Sustainability for Hong Kong

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…

A dedicated department is needed for geospatial policy

A dedicated department is needed for geospatial policy

From searching for the shortest road to destinations, helping co-ordinate search and rescue operations, locating lost children or elderly absquatulaters, to tracking the real-time location…

The Greener Greater Bay Area: Leveraging Economic Opportunities

The Greener Greater Bay Area: Leveraging Economic Opportunities

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…

BRIGHT HK: The End of the US/China Affair

by Daniël de Blocq Van Scheltinga. Andy Browne, speaking to Bright Hong Kong, says that historically China and the United States have held each other…

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…

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…

La Francophonie: Where culture, education and diplomacy meet

By Raphael Blet As March 20th marked the International Day of la Francophonie, also known as Fête Internationale de la Francophonie, major cities around the…

Plastic: The Material that Binds the Planet

                      A dialogue with Doug Woodring, winner of the HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco…

OP: Shared Value: The word is out … but we need to shout louder

OP: Shared Value: The word is out … but we need to shout louder

By Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia To reach our goal of creating a better Hong Kong, we need more businesses on board. Hong Kong faces…

Edward Yum confronts his past to run again

by Pak Shuen Edward Yum Liang-Hsien, defends his past as he declares his candidacy for the Hong Kong Island Legco by-election while dogged by allegations…

A golden business opportunity behind garbage

A golden business opportunity behind garbage

With the right technologies and urban planning strategies, waste management can be the business of the future. (Photo credit: Esri China (HK))

Reaping the benefit of closer Thailand-Hong Kong ties

Reaping the benefit of closer Thailand-Hong Kong ties

(Photo: Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in her recent visit to Thailand in August. Government image.)

Brainstorming our green future

Brainstorming our green future

When it comes to green building, Singapore offers yet another good example for the Hong Kong government to refer to. (Photo credit: Esri China (HK))

改革稅制宜從簡

改革稅制宜從簡

原文於 Webb-site.com 以英文刊登,並由《港報》在得到許可下由Alex Fok翻譯成中文,《港報》將對譯文負責。 This article was originally published in English on Webb-site.com and was translated into Chinese by Harbour Times with permission. Harbour Times is responsible…

Diversity List: Developing Learning Agility in Vocational Education

Diversity List: Developing Learning Agility in Vocational Education

Ms Huseina Tyebkhan calls for a paradigm shift in teaching-learning from asking ‘if-then’ to focus more on ‘what-if’ instead. (Photo credit: Chris Lusher)

The Policy Address and Policy Agenda 2017

The Policy Address and Policy Agenda 2017

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam’s Maiden Policy Address

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam’s Maiden Policy Address

The Policy Address of Carrie Lam, our Chief Executive, was long on detail – but short on vision. (Originally published on http://www.enziovonpfeil.com/ on 12 October,…

Building Hong Kong as a leading smart city

Building Hong Kong as a leading smart city

Now with inno-tech plans outlined, the government should step up its efforts and allocate more resources to implement the plans so as to match developments…

Tribute to Hong Kong’s Dynamic Ethnic Diversity

Tribute to Hong Kong’s Dynamic Ethnic Diversity

Jeffrey Andrews makes a good case for ethnic minorities in Hong Kong on how they helped make Hong Kong what it is today. (Photo: Jeffrey…

The Business and Human Rights Nexus

The Business and Human Rights Nexus

Businesses can and ought to deliver objectives beyond those serving shareholders and only shareholders, Diversity List candidate Farzana Aslam asserts. (Photo credit: Chris Lusher)

InnoTech Expo helps nurture young scientists

InnoTech Expo helps nurture young scientists

(Photo: There are expert forums in the InnoTech Expo 2017, including Dr. Xian-Sheng Hua, Alibaba data scientist to explore artificial intelligence; 10 Hong Kong top…