Supporting independent media integral to keeping Hong Kong’s press freedoms afloat
Democracy

Supporting independent media integral to keeping Hong Kong’s press freedoms afloat

Experts weigh in on how Hong Kong can protect the ailing state of its press freedoms.

Does Hong Kong have a future?
HK-China Relations

Does Hong Kong have a future?

China only has one Hong Kong, and according to independent researcher Matthew Harrison, its uniqueness is why it should be kept a free gateway to…

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…

Vaping, Winnie the Pooh, and housing woes: HT’s top articles of 2019
HT Series

Vaping, Winnie the Pooh, and housing woes: HT’s top articles of 2019

A compilation of Harbour Times’ most popular articles in 2019.

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019
Democracy

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong experienced a momentous year that affected all parts of its society. Harbour Times highlights the city’s top policy moments in 2019. Photo: A…

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.

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care
Health

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Often overlooked, advance directives are a means for individuals to control their end of life care. Photo by Jimmy Chan.

Municipal Solid Waste charging scheme alone cannot save HK from its waste dumping woes
Energy & Environment

Municipal Solid Waste charging scheme alone cannot save HK from its waste dumping woes

Smart lampposts and a tipping system are two suggested methods of preventing residents from breaching the Municipal Solid Waste charging scheme. Photo: A land to…

Think tank urges the government to put Hong Kong’s inequality on the agenda
Finance & Budget

Think tank urges the government to put Hong Kong’s inequality on the agenda

A business group’s report directly addresses inequality in Hong Kong; it suggests that the government should do the same.

Legislation needed to validate SFC regulatory framework for crypto exchanges in Hong Kong
Finance & Budget

Legislation needed to validate SFC regulatory framework for crypto exchanges in Hong Kong

The SFC’s new regulatory framework is a start, but legislation should be undertaken to substantiate these measures. Photo: Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency by BeatingBetting.co.uk