Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: France continues to support Santé, Amitié, Solidarité (Health, Friendship, Solidarity)
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Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: France continues to support Santé, Amitié, Solidarité (Health, Friendship, Solidarity)

The French consulate fights COVID-19 head on with optimism: “Hong Kong welcomes us, we must be exemplary.”

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: No more visas for Scandinavia
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Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: No more visas for Scandinavia

This edition of Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19 looks at the Finnish Consulate, which has indefinitely postponed all visa applications.

Making Ocean Park more than a “collective memory”: an interview with returning Board Member, Loretta Fong
Appointments

Making Ocean Park more than a “collective memory”: an interview with returning Board Member, Loretta Fong

Get to know Ms Loretta Fong, who was re-appointed for her third term as a Board Member of Ocean Park. She reflects on the Park’s…

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

Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads

Non-essential travel to many countries in Asia is advised against, as the COVID-19 outbreak and social unrest continues.

Shipping Out: Week in Review – COVID-19 maintains its global grip
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – COVID-19 maintains its global grip

This week’s column airs its gripes with the World Health Organisation’s lacklustre actions regarding COVID-19, and continues to advise on other cautionary measures to take…

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

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

Time to invest in the Hong Kong harbour
HT Series

Time to invest in the Hong Kong harbour

There is no time to waste on investing in a greener and cleaner harbour, says Richard Wesley, Museum Director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

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

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…

Shipping Out: Week in Review – Lunar New Year, avoid travel to China indefinitely
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – Lunar New Year, avoid travel to China indefinitely

This week, SafePro advises travellers to completely avoid travel to China amid Wuhan coronavirus concerns, and other Lunar New Year tips.