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…

Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing

Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing

The plan to move Uber’s Asia-Pacific HQ to Hong Kong is a vote of confidence to a city that still needs to take steps towards…

Hong Kong’s refugees ignored in pandemic relief measures

Hong Kong’s refugees ignored in pandemic relief measures

Already swept to the fringes of society, the needs of refugees continue to go unaddressed in the government’s pandemic efforts, when they could use it…

Massive cabinet shakeup brings more concern than surprise

Massive cabinet shakeup brings more concern than surprise

Despite claims that the cabinet’s changes were made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the move has unsettled opposition members. Photo: Central Government Offices by…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Italy holds firm despite troubles back home

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Italy holds firm despite troubles back home

This edition of Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19 features the Italian Consulate, which is bravely attempting to be ‘Business As Usual’ in Hong Kong…

Take-out won’t take away food sector’s pandemic woes

Take-out won’t take away food sector’s pandemic woes

The government proves out of touch with the struggles of small and medium-sized restaurants with its anti-epidemic policies. Photo: Local restaurant in Hong Kong by…

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 relief measures may leave “little Fintech guys” behind

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 relief measures may leave “little Fintech guys” behind

Financial aid for the pandemic may not be providing help where it’s really needed for the IT sector, but direct funds are still crucial. Photo:…

Historic HK$137.5 billion relief package leaves out the laid off

Historic HK$137.5 billion relief package leaves out the laid off

Despite the massive package, the billions going into relief measures won’t save sacked employees. Photo: Diane Robert

Policy for Pandemics: Handling COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Policy for Pandemics: Handling COVID-19 in Hong Kong

In collaboration with the Policy for Pandemics newsletter, this is a timeline and briefing of what policy measures Hong Kong has taken during the coronavirus…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

“[My] family simply declined to be evacuated, saying that they feel safe in Hong Kong,” remarks Mr Aleksander Dańda, Polish Consul General.

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

A letter sent out to the IB Examiner community announces the cancellation of its final exams. Photo: Exam by Alberto G. Attribution license.

Hong Kong “neglects” its duty to defend press freedoms to support Beijing’s prohibition on US journalists, experts say

Hong Kong “neglects” its duty to defend press freedoms to support Beijing’s prohibition on US journalists, experts say

Hong Kong’s compliance with Beijing’s unprecedented decision to bar US reporters from HK, Macao, and China has raised concern on local and international platforms.

American expat voter turnout for US primary jumps from 2016

American expat voter turnout for US primary jumps from 2016

The Democrats Abroad primary took place last week, with participation significantly increasing in Hong Kong and worldwide. Photo: Volunteers at the Democrats Abroad polling station…

#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong

#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s private sector is picking up the government’s slack when it comes to fighting modern-day slavery. Photo: U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st…

Legal change protects women breastfeeding in the workplace

Legal change protects women breastfeeding in the workplace

An addition to Hong Kong’s Sex Discrimination Ordinance addresses the mistreatment breastfeeding women have long suffered from in the workplace. Photo: Phyllis breastfeeding by Thomas…

Budget gaps make IT sector vulnerable to threats

Budget gaps make IT sector vulnerable to threats

Although the government is pouring out billions to keep Hong Kong afloat, the lack of specificity in its funding won’t benefit the IT sector in…

Handouts a focus of debate as Hong Kong set to deliver annual budget

Handouts a focus of debate as Hong Kong set to deliver annual budget

One-off subsidies are not the answer to Hong Kong’s economic downturn, experts suggest. Photo: Victoria Harbour by Bernard Spragg

Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

A student studying abroad in Hong Kong was present during the November occupation of CUHK. She shares her observations of the protests on campus and…

In Frame: Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

In Frame: Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy

A collection of photos from the months of September and November, taken by a student who was studying abroad at the Chinese University of Hong…

Reduce, reuse, reform: Hong Kong experts’ environmental policy picks this year

Reduce, reuse, reform: Hong Kong experts’ environmental policy picks this year

Experts in Hong Kong share their thoughts on sustainability efforts the government should prioritise in 2020. Photo: Matthias Süßen (matthias-suessen.de)Licence: license CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke

Podcast: Heated tobacco products may offer a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, but Hong Kong isn’t ready to embrace them just yet. Podcast host…

HK Experts make top picks on tech policy in 2020

HK Experts make top picks on tech policy in 2020

Tech experts make their picks on what policies they want to see Hong Kong’s government address in 2020.

Supporting independent media integral to keeping Hong Kong’s press freedoms afloat

Supporting independent media integral to keeping Hong Kong’s press freedoms afloat

Experts weigh in on how Hong Kong can protect the ailing state of its press freedoms.

Listen: Talking Taiwan’s presidential election on podcast launch

Listen: Talking Taiwan’s presidential election on podcast launch

Taiwan’s election outcome and its subsequent effects on its relationship with Hong Kong and China are the subject of the first episode of Spyglass, a…

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay, part 2

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay, part 2

Part 2 of this photo series. Non-violent but not always legal, creative resistance in its diverse forms have become a staple of Hong Kong’s anti-government…

Vaping, Winnie the Pooh, and housing woes: HT’s top articles of 2019

Vaping, Winnie the Pooh, and housing woes: HT’s top articles of 2019

A compilation of Harbour Times’ most popular articles in 2019.

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay

Art as resistance at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests: photo essay

Non-violent but not always legal, creative resistance in its diverse forms have become a staple of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests in 2019.

Blood, sweat, and blue spray: HT’s top shots of 2019

Blood, sweat, and blue spray: HT’s top shots of 2019

In this photo essay, Harbour Times showcases the work of its photojournalists who braved tear gas and pepper spray on Hong Kong’s streets, bringing its…

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong experienced a momentous year that affected all parts of its society. Harbour Times highlights the city’s top policy moments in 2019. Photo: A…

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Often overlooked, advance directives are a means for individuals to control their end of life care. Photo by Jimmy Chan.