Policy for Pandemics: Handling COVID-19 in Hong Kong
Policy

Policy for Pandemics: Handling COVID-19 in Hong Kong

In collaboration with the Policy for Pandemics newsletter, this is a timeline and briefing of what policy measures Hong Kong has taken during the coronavirus…

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide
Education

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

A letter sent out to the IB Examiner community announces the cancellation of its final exams. Photo: Exam by Alberto G. Attribution license.

Hong Kong “neglects” its duty to defend press freedoms to support Beijing’s prohibition on US journalists, experts say
Diplomat

Hong Kong “neglects” its duty to defend press freedoms to support Beijing’s prohibition on US journalists, experts say

Hong Kong’s compliance with Beijing’s unprecedented decision to bar US reporters from HK, Macao, and China has raised concern on local and international platforms.

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.

#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong
Human Rights

#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s private sector is picking up the government’s slack when it comes to fighting modern-day slavery. Photo: U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st…

Legal change protects women breastfeeding in the workplace
Health

Legal change protects women breastfeeding in the workplace

An addition to Hong Kong’s Sex Discrimination Ordinance addresses the mistreatment breastfeeding women have long suffered from in the workplace. Photo: Phyllis breastfeeding by Thomas…

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.

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

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.

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…

Tapping into betting duties and heated tobacco products as alternative revenue streams
Finance & Budget

Tapping into betting duties and heated tobacco products as alternative revenue streams

In times of trouble, the government should open its options and pursue new revenue streams instead of driving deficits.