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.

Budget gaps make IT sector vulnerable to threats
Finance & Budget

Budget gaps make IT sector vulnerable to threats

Although the government is pouring out billions to keep Hong Kong afloat, the lack of specificity in its funding won’t benefit the IT sector in…

Handouts a focus of debate as Hong Kong set to deliver annual budget
Finance & Budget

Handouts a focus of debate as Hong Kong set to deliver annual budget

One-off subsidies are not the answer to Hong Kong’s economic downturn, experts suggest. Photo: Victoria Harbour by Bernard Spragg

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…

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

Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Finance & Budget

Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Blockchain has the potential to solve the problems of ticket scalping and cybersecurity for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: Tokyo Tower Special Lightup <Invitation…

LegCo’s Christopher Cheung suggestion sparks accusation of condoning capital controls
Finance & Budget

LegCo’s Christopher Cheung suggestion sparks accusation of condoning capital controls

LegCo member suggestion to counter protester plans prompts immediate blowback from think tank, legislator. Photo credit: Christopher Cheung from Wikimedia Commons

Hong Kong Dollar at Stake Amid Ongoing Protest
Finance & Budget

Hong Kong Dollar at Stake Amid Ongoing Protest

The ongoing dispute surrounding the highly controversial extradition law could shock the Hong Kong Dollar, analysts and traders fear. The U.S. warned the continued erosion…