Beijing: resolute support to Hong Kong authorities

Beijing: resolute support to Hong Kong authorities

A month-long protest against the extradition bill has turned violent in recent weeks with rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets fired on the busy…

Circular Economy Part III: Make recycling part of life

Circular Economy Part III: Make recycling part of life

In Mikko Tanner’s home in Helsinki, there are different bins for paper, cardboard, plastics, metal, cans, food waste and mixed waste. When the bins are…

Police Spread White Terror by Arresting Protestors at Hospitals, Doctors Say

Police Spread White Terror by Arresting Protestors at Hospitals, Doctors Say

The Hong Kong police stand accused of breaching the normal procedures by arresting protestors with the assistance from the Hospital Authority (HA), prompting the legal…

Hong Kong’s moment

Hong Kong’s moment

Two million Hong Kongers, nearly one-third of the city’s population, swarmed into the streets on Sunday, forcing the chief executive to finally offer her apology…

US lawmakers moving to amend bill crucial to Hong Kong economy

US lawmakers moving to amend bill crucial to Hong Kong economy

U.S. lawmakers reintroduced a bill known as the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act to defend Hong Kong’s autonomy after the extradition bill protests…

In uphill fight, protesters and pro-democracy camps call on chief executive to revoke extradition bill

In uphill fight, protesters and pro-democracy camps call on chief executive to revoke extradition bill

The next reading of Hong Kong’s proposed extradition law is on hold as a big part of Hong Kong gathered in Admiralty to express their…

Massive Protests May Do Little to Stop HK’s New Extradition Law

Massive Protests May Do Little to Stop HK’s New Extradition Law

In a historical march, more than 1 million Hong Kongers took to the streets yesterday to protest against the government’s extradition bill that would allow…

Circular Economy Part II: A funding model from Finland – and for Hong Kong?

Circular Economy Part II: A funding model from Finland – and for Hong Kong?

Tapio Anttila, Executive Vice President of Finland’s state-founded future fund Sitra. Harbour Times reporter Elise Mak travelled to Finland to explore how the county is…

Circular Economy Part I: Planning ahead

Circular Economy Part I: Planning ahead

Harbour Times reporter Elise Mak travelled to Finland to explore how the country is adopting the concept of a circular economy and the lessons it…

Pressure mounts for HK to strengthen proposed extradition law

Pressure mounts for HK to strengthen proposed extradition law

By Alfred Romann International concern continues to mount around Hong Kong’s new extradition law, a piece of legislation that was born out of a legal…

Hong Kong’s nursing shortage remains a chronic problem

Hong Kong’s nursing shortage remains a chronic problem

By Alfred Romann During flu season, which typically begins in January, Hong Kong hospitals tend to be overcrowded and operating well beyond their capacity. It…

New taxi scheme comes under fire; sad response to Uber pleases no one

New taxi scheme comes under fire; sad response to Uber pleases no one

A scheme proposed by the Hong Kong government to introduce 600 premium taxis to Hong Kong has been criticized as inefficient and even destructive. The…

Hong Kong Transport Authorities Backtrack on Cathay’s Same-sex Advert Ban After Public Outcry

Hong Kong Transport Authorities Backtrack on Cathay’s Same-sex Advert Ban After Public Outcry

The MTR Corporation (MTRC) and the Airport Authority (AA) reversed a decision to reject Cathay Pacific’s recent ad campaign, which featured two men walking down…

Extradition law move to bypass LegCo; USA-HK Policy Act under increasing threat

Extradition law move to bypass LegCo; USA-HK Policy Act under increasing threat

In an unprecedented move, the Hong Kong government will submit a controversial proposal to amend the city’s extradition law directly to the Legislative Council (LegCo)…

Prepaid card industry grows: Two More Hong Kong Firms Receive SVF Licenses From HKMA

Prepaid card industry grows: Two More Hong Kong Firms Receive SVF Licenses From HKMA

In an attempt to drive the city’s digital banking industry forward, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced earlier this month that it is issuing…

Zubin Foundation: Private schools failing low-income ethnic minorities

Zubin Foundation: Private schools failing low-income ethnic minorities

Private and international schools in Hong Kong are required by the government to use 10 percent of their annual income to help financially needy students,…

Space, cost of living a challenge for HK sustainability efforts

Space, cost of living a challenge for HK sustainability efforts

Sustainability experts say the high cost of living in Hong Kong hinders its citizens from thinking more about environmental issues, but they add that legislation…

Hong Kong: Caught in Crossfire of Intensifying Trade Dispute Between China, U.S.

Hong Kong: Caught in Crossfire of Intensifying Trade Dispute Between China, U.S.

H An unexpected move by U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration to hike tariffs on Chinese goods jolted global markets this week and sandwiched…

Hong Kong remains opposed to new alternatives to reduce smoking after U.S. approval.

Hong Kong remains opposed to new alternatives to reduce smoking after U.S. approval.

HPicture By https://rebcenter-moscow.ru/ (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons U.S. regulators now allow the sale of heat-not-burn tobacco products, but Hong Kong is sticking to…

Blood smuggling into HK still common as parents in China look for baby boys

Blood smuggling into HK still common as parents in China look for baby boys

The preference for male children remains strong in mainland China with the number of people bringing blood samples across the border to help prospective parents…

Hong Kong Announces Consultation on OTC Derivatives

Hong Kong Announces Consultation on OTC Derivatives

Hong Kong regulators are looking for input on how to better manage risks specifically related to over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives like swaps or exotic options. The…

Expanded scheme will open mainland border to more cars

Expanded scheme will open mainland border to more cars

Mainland authorities will let more private cars travel between Hong Kong and China as they strive to promote freer movement within the Greater Bay Area….

Stock Connect Set to Expand to Dual-Class Shares

Stock Connect Set to Expand to Dual-Class Shares

Mainland-based investors will soon be able to invest in Hong Kong-listed dual-class shares such as those of smartphone maker Xiaomi and e-commerce company Meituan Dianping…

Peepers: Police chief calls for anti-voyeurism law

Peepers: Police chief calls for anti-voyeurism law

Hong Kong’s police chief is calling for a specific law in the city to fight ‘upskirt’ photo-taking after the top court ruled that the charge…

Are you being watched? Taxi video footage triggers privacy concerns

Are you being watched? Taxi video footage triggers privacy concerns

An Uber driver leaking a video of two celebrities in the back seat has sparked debate on whether this is a breach of privacy law…

‘Remain vigilant’ says PLG report on Hong Kong rule of law

‘Remain vigilant’ says PLG report on Hong Kong rule of law

The Progressive Lawyers Group of Hong Kong, in its inaugural report, elaborates on the implementation of the rule of law in the city and warns…

Hong Kong’s mandatory internship barrier to overseas doctors

Hong Kong’s mandatory internship barrier to overseas doctors

The Medical Council of Hong Kong recently decided against a proposal to exempt overseas-trained doctors from a mandatory internship before they can practise in the…

HK Regulates Crypto Mining, as China Considers Ban

HK Regulates Crypto Mining, as China Considers Ban

Hong Kong has moved to regulate cryptocurrency mining, the computing process that generates cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, with regulators attracted to the industry by the…

HK effort to ease extradition law concerns fall short; many rendition routes to China remain

HK effort to ease extradition law concerns fall short; many rendition routes to China remain

H In amending a controversial extradition law, the Hong Kong government removed nine types of commercial crimes for which extradition would be allowed, but warnings…

With one eye on risks, SFC moves to regulate crypto assets

With one eye on risks, SFC moves to regulate crypto assets

Anyone looking to issue security token offerings (STOs) in Hong Kong now has to register and get a license, a move that should boost the…