Hong Kong makes its way to rank in the top group for global property rights

Hong Kong makes its way to rank in the top group for global property rights

Hong Kong placed 15th for property rights protections, up from 16th last year, landing itself in the top quintile of 2020’s International Property Rights Index…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.