Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism
Policy

Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism

Complete cessation from smoking still the ultimate goal of Hong Kong’s tobacco control policy. As Philip Morris plans to launch its new heat-not-burn tobacco product…

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past
Policy

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past

Housing development is not all about quantity. As shiny new tower blocks pop up across the city, districts are becoming lifeless and sterile machines resulting…

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use
Policy

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use

Thanks to earlier investment in flood management infrastructure, Hong Kong suffered from relatively limited damage when Typhoon Hato struck the region last month. However, the…

Low approval rate for Innovation and Technology Bureau, opinion poll shows
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Low approval rate for Innovation and Technology Bureau, opinion poll shows

As Uber, Airbnb rise in popularity across the world, Sharing Economy Alliance urges the ITB to catch up with the global trend by designing a…

Private initiative calls for top-down support for Central pedestrianisation bid
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Private initiative calls for top-down support for Central pedestrianisation bid

Walk DVRC Limited, a high-powered NGO, urges Chief Executive Carrie Lam to back plans to pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central. Vehicles would be banned from…

Quality matters: Optimising Hong Kong’s open spaces
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Quality matters: Optimising Hong Kong’s open spaces

It is almost impossible for Hong Kong to rival other developed metropoles in terms of quantity of open spaces due to topographical constraints (our infamously…

Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs
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Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs

Reclamation should be seen as a feasible and effective solution to Hong Kong’s housing issue, major think tank researchers assert. Photo credits: CRECCHKI

Hong Kong can become Asia’s cycling Mecca
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Hong Kong can become Asia’s cycling Mecca

GoBee Bike’s recent launch of their bike-sharing app has witnessed a rocky beginning, but its co-founder Claude Ducharme believes they have the potential to revolutionise…

Insurance Authority: Stage 2 and beyond
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Insurance Authority: Stage 2 and beyond

Following a smooth “D-day”, the war is there to win for the new insurance watchdog by imposing smart regulation and turning Hong Kong into the…

Getting Hong Kong’s construction engine going: From a labour perspective
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Getting Hong Kong’s construction engine going: From a labour perspective

Hong Kong’s suffering competitiveness will help break the deadlock on debates regarding imported labour. Attracting young talent and promoting greater use of technology are among…