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.

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.

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…

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…

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

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…

How “World-class” are Cities in the Greater Bay Area? (including Hong Kong)

Waltraut Ritter Knowledge Dialogues www.knowledgedialogues.com Now that China’s State Council has released its blueprint for turning the Pearl River Delta into the “Greater Bay Area”…

No Green Light in CE election
Op-ed

No Green Light in CE election

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Hong Kong, Taiwan ignored in major Canadian study; It’s all about China
Op-ed

Hong Kong, Taiwan ignored in major Canadian study; It’s all about China

A major study looking at Canadian attitudes about Asia ignored one of its biggest partners in Asia and the home of the more Canadians than…

Scaling The Peak: John Tsang conservative, rebel
Op-ed

Scaling The Peak: John Tsang conservative, rebel

John Tsang speaks to The Peak, on newsstands now.

Andrew Work gives talk on freedom in Hong Kong
Op-ed

Andrew Work gives talk on freedom in Hong Kong

Harbour Times Editor-in-Chief Andrew Work gave a talk at Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Ottawa earlier last month on “Can fundamental rights and freedoms in Hong Kong survive…

EAC asking for wrong declaration of HK Independence candidates
Op-ed

EAC asking for wrong declaration of HK Independence candidates

The EAC declaration is wrong and will cause Hong Kong people to turn against the Basic Law.

Fung breaks HK’s commitment to Basic Law
Op-ed

Fung breaks HK’s commitment to Basic Law

Barnabas Fung’s idea of an extra declaration for LegCo candidates is another way to alienate citizenry from the Basic Law.

E-learning for everyone!
Op-ed

E-learning for everyone!

Hong Kong has launched a free electronic learning (e-learning) programme for all primary and secondary school students. It’s a mirror of a programme that began in…

No country for math men
Op-ed

No country for math men

Hong Kong’s high school students may be renowned for math diligence, but the city is sorely lacking in the university grads needed to build the…

致張德江:憑著愛 我信有出路
HK-China Relations

致張德江:憑著愛 我信有出路

「自古以來」那一套是不會管用的,要留住港人的心,中央就應坦誠相對。

To Zhang Dejiang on Independence: Love HK forever, don’t chain us to the past
HK-China Relations

To Zhang Dejiang on Independence: Love HK forever, don’t chain us to the past

Arguing “history” to fight independence is doomed to fail. Hong Kongers have to feel loved and have hope for the future.