Would Tung Chee-hwa prefer a HK party-state?

Would Tung Chee-hwa prefer a HK party-state?

At a pro-establishment foundation’s luncheon, Hong Kong’s former chief executive uttered troubling words with implications for local governance. If only the local media were willing…

Hong Kong’s urban planning process needs a rethink!

Hong Kong’s urban planning process needs a rethink!

Hong Kong urban planners who are frustrated by public criticism should involve the public in planning from the start and encourage critics to design alternatives.

Mapopo Farm: Consequences of blind adherence to sketchy policy

Mapopo Farm: Consequences of blind adherence to sketchy policy

It’s not easy to feel sympathy for Becky Au Hei-man (區晞旻), co-founder of Mapopo (Baby Horse) Community Farm. In 2010, Au quit her desk job…

Heritage protection: power to the people

Heritage protection: power to the people

Located along a stretch of the curving, upscale thoroughfare of Hollywood Road stands a fairly nondescript, six-storey building. A casual passerby would barely notice it…

Zhang Dejiang’s visit: Cynic in the light

Zhang Dejiang’s visit: Cynic in the light

Zhang Dejiang’s (張德江) “seeing, listening and speaking” tour of Hong Kong was a resounding success, although maybe not in the way some had expected.

Protests harm HK tourism? Where’s the data?

Protests harm HK tourism? Where’s the data?

Government and politicians are putting the blame of current tourism downturn on protests. But their evidence in support of the correlation is far from convincing.

給你一個「嬲」:香港政府與社交媒體

給你一個「嬲」:香港政府與社交媒體

本文由記者Alex Fok翻譯,原文《Little to “Like”: Social Media and the HK Government》於4月26日刊登。

Little to “Like”: Social Media and the HK Government

Little to “Like”: Social Media and the HK Government

Social media is about two-way communication, but the Hong Kong Government has another idea. (This article was originally published on April 22, 2016 on fragrantdelta.)

Korean Dramas and HK Independence: Lessons from Google Searches

Korean Dramas and HK Independence: Lessons from Google Searches

(This article was originally published on April 10, 2016 on fragrantdelta.)

Working Hours: HK Unions Need A Wake-up Call

Working Hours: HK Unions Need A Wake-up Call

(This article was originally published on April 2, 2016 on fragrantdelta.)

Budget Localism: Much Talk, Little Substance

Budget Localism: Much Talk, Little Substance

(This article was originally published on March 2, 2016 on fragrantdelta.)

Open Space: A Coffin for Each of Us

Open Space: A Coffin for Each of Us

Are you being robbed of your open space in Hong Kong? The meagre allotment, your coffin’s worth, is often off limits to the public. Change…

One Belt, One Road, One Eunuch and Some Flawed Advocacy

One Belt, One Road, One Eunuch and Some Flawed Advocacy

Successful advocates are mind-changers. They work wonders by deploying evidence that supports the merits of their arguments. Hong Kong’s high-ranking advocates for China’s Belt and…

Not So Free: Hawkers, Free TV and the Hong Kong Economy

Not So Free: Hawkers, Free TV and the Hong Kong Economy

11 February 2016 – Beset by political troubles, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying must have been happy to receive positive news. At the end…

Small House Blues: Defending the Indigenous Villagers

Small House Blues: Defending the Indigenous Villagers

It’s sexist. It’s unsustainable. It has been blatantly abused for decades. And, don’t let anyone fool you; it works just the way it’s supposed to…

The Insufferable Situation of an MTR Chairman

The Insufferable Situation of an MTR Chairman

Caught between shareholders, the public, the government and other stakeholders, Frederick Ma is caught between a rock, a hard place, a sharp stick, a hot…

About That “F-Word”: LegCo members being very naughty

About That “F-Word”: LegCo members being very naughty

Some think the “F-word” is ruining civil governance in Hong Kong. Thomas Patterson believes there is only going to be more of it in Hong…

How Green Was My Island?

How Green Was My Island?

Lantau Island is to be the home of over 700,000 new Hong Kongers. Their existence is questionable, bringing the proposed new city’s rationale under fire….

The Mirage of PRD Integration: Labour fragmentation will frustrate regional ambitions

The Mirage of PRD Integration: Labour fragmentation will frustrate regional ambitions

Ambitious city cluster plans will not succeed if the  fragmentation of the cross-border labour force  persists. Photo: Chris Lusher

面對本土主義 無為而治才是解決良方

面對本土主義 無為而治才是解決良方

Translated by Alex Fok. Original article available here.

How Beijing Facilitates HK Localism

How Beijing Facilitates HK Localism

Addressing the events that make the movement relevant would be more effective than attacking its messengers. Photo credit: Wing1990hk

Opinion: Crisis Confusion

Opinion: Crisis Confusion

It’s time the HKU Council took responsibility for poor reputation management.

Tram Troubles and Trust Deficits

Tram Troubles and Trust Deficits

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Illusions of Civil Service Autonomy: The Sudden Departure of Paul Tang

Illusions of Civil Service Autonomy: The Sudden Departure of Paul Tang

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GO PRO: HONG KONG NEEDS MORE PROFESSIONAL POLICY ADVOCACY

GO PRO: HONG KONG NEEDS MORE PROFESSIONAL POLICY ADVOCACY

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