Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University
Opinion

Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University

After overcoming the difficulties of introducing Hong Kong to geographic information systems (GIS), Dr Winnie Tang has found success in the field and gives back…

Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people
Health

Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people

Streamlining healthcare between Hong Kong and Mainland China is essential to encourage elderly Hongkongers to retire in the Greater Bay Area. Photo courtesy of PxHere. An…

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain
Energy & Environment

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Thanks to microplastics infiltrating the food chain, humans everywhere are now making plastic a regular part of their diet.

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information
Opinion

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information

The city’s hackathon has yet to be rescheduled, holding Hong Kong back from making the most of the potential benefits spatial data could have for…

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust
Op-ed

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust

The future may be AI, but ethical and privacy concerns could hinder Hong Kong from making the most of the technology. Advanced technology, such as…

Architect of a democratic nation: Honouring the life of Lee Teng-hui, former President of Taiwan
David O'Rear

Architect of a democratic nation: Honouring the life of Lee Teng-hui, former President of Taiwan

The contributions of Taiwan’s first native-born president led to the nation’s successful transition to a democratic political system.

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI
Opinion

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

The government has already invested more than HK$100 billion in fostering technology development since establishing the Innovation and Technology Bureau five years ago. What are…

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services
Op-ed

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services

Commercialising innovation and technology is a means of saving local startups, says Dr Winnie Tang, adjunct professor at the University of Hong Kong. Photo courtesy…

Skepticism over Hong Kong’s National Security law: Can China prove the world wrong?
Op-ed

Skepticism over Hong Kong’s National Security law: Can China prove the world wrong?

If Beijing wants to prove that its new security law won’t impede on Hong Kong’s freedoms, its best chance to do so would be through…

Short, medium and long-term measures to save local startups
Op-ed

Short, medium and long-term measures to save local startups

Hong Kong should look to other countries such as Switzerland and the UK to take notes of what to do (and not do) when providing…

Pier Review: Time to make better use of Hong Kong’s Central ferry piers
Op-ed

Pier Review: Time to make better use of Hong Kong’s Central ferry piers

Re-imagining Hong Kong’s ferry piers is an investment that will elevate the waterfront to fulfill its visual and economic potential.

The implication of smart city appearing in the HKDSE paper
Opinion

The implication of smart city appearing in the HKDSE paper

A holistic approach is crucial for the success of implementing smart city development in Hong Kong, which includes engaging in discussion with all sectors of…

WHO should focus less on lifestyle choices and more on protecting public health
Op-ed

WHO should focus less on lifestyle choices and more on protecting public health

Hong Kong should speak up about the WHO and its recent spread of misinformation regarding smokers and the likelihood of contracting COVID-19. Photo: World Health…

Efficient coordination inside and outside the government is the key to open data
Opinion

Efficient coordination inside and outside the government is the key to open data

Don’t let COVID-19 hinder the progress of smart city development, says HKU professor Dr Winnie Tang. Photo courtesy of Diane Robert.

High Court case highlights HKSTP’s intrusion into tenants’ space
Op-ed

High Court case highlights HKSTP’s intrusion into tenants’ space

A lawsuit against the HKSTP shows government interference may be threatening Hong Kong’s global competitiveness. Photo: Charles K Kao Auditorium – Hong Kong Science Park….

Outlook of Smart City Blueprint 2.0
Op-ed

Outlook of Smart City Blueprint 2.0

Hong Kong needs to act on its innovative ideas from its Smart City Blueprint to remain ahead of the pack.

Chinese overseas listed companies under scrutiny
Op-ed

Chinese overseas listed companies under scrutiny

A string of frauds involving Chinese companies listed on overseas stock exchanges makes it more urgent than ever that regulatory oversight is beefed up.

How Not to Budget for Hong Kong
Finance & Budget

How Not to Budget for Hong Kong

The 2020-21 Budget demonstrates the Hong Kong government’s inability to address structural reforms and responsibly plan for the city’s fiscal future. Photo: Hong Kong by…

Preparing for the next outbreak
Health

Preparing for the next outbreak

Smart city technology has the potential to save Hong Kong from the complications of a future pandemic. Photo: Latest Situation of Novel Coronavirus Infection in…

Hong Kong protests, an organised anarchy
Op-ed

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
Op-ed

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…

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.

Court case reveals inconvenient truth about Hong Kong’s data centres
Op-ed

Court case reveals inconvenient truth about Hong Kong’s data centres

The information stored on many of Hong Kong data centres’ cloud computing may not be secure from breaches. Photo: Data centre by Rosa Menkman.License.

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus
Health

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus

Even if the government fully sealed shut its borders from the mainland, human trafficking and smuggling activities still run the risk of bringing more coronavirus…

Plastic Buffet: Both China and the U.S. Have the Opportunity to Innovate on Plastic
Energy & Environment

Plastic Buffet: Both China and the U.S. Have the Opportunity to Innovate on Plastic

Changes in China’s single-use plastic policy gives hope to a future where the second-life market phases out virgin plastic use. Photo: mauriceangres

Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN
Opinion

Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN

Hong Kong will lag behind on smart city development compared to the ASEAN countries if it doesn’t make connections with its neighbours and push further…

Maintaining a unicorn: how to not crash and burn your startup
Opinion

Maintaining a unicorn: how to not crash and burn your startup

Having persevered through tough times to eventually succeed with her geographic information system (GIS) startup, Dr. Winnie Tang weighs in on the dos and don’ts…

Smart city strategy should be sustainable
Policy

Smart city strategy should be sustainable

Dr. Winnie Tang explains why Hong Kong should elevate its smart city strategies if it wants to compete on an international level.

Time is running out for Lam to demonstrate Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and that she is “not China”
Op-ed

Time is running out for Lam to demonstrate Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and that she is “not China”

Timothy J. Peirson-Smith, Managing Director of Executive Counsel Limited, calls for action from the Hong Kong and Central governments after the results of the 2019…

The Last Cut
Op-ed

The Last Cut

Amid all the chaos, people try to carry on life as normal. And important milestones cannot go left un-noted, but they are not untouched by…