Uber campaigns for ridesharing regs; still mulls potential HQ in HK
Policy

Uber campaigns for ridesharing regs; still mulls potential HQ in HK

The lack of regulatory certainty weighs on Uber’s plan to move its regional headquarters to Hong Kong. It is targeting legislators to reduce that ambiguity….

Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing
Policy

Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing

The plan to move Uber’s Asia-Pacific HQ to Hong Kong is a vote of confidence to a city that still needs to take steps towards…

An end to inertia: cutting red tape will allow technology to help Hong Kong recover
Policy

An end to inertia: cutting red tape will allow technology to help Hong Kong recover

Hong Kong is holding back the potential for innovative platforms to aid with post-pandemic recovery, argues Richard Willder, Uber’s Head of Public Policy in Hong…

New taxi scheme comes under fire; sad response to Uber pleases no one
Transportation & Infrastructure

New taxi scheme comes under fire; sad response to Uber pleases no one

A scheme proposed by the Hong Kong government to introduce 600 premium taxis to Hong Kong has been criticized as inefficient and even destructive. The…

Expanded scheme will open mainland border to more cars
Transportation & Infrastructure

Expanded scheme will open mainland border to more cars

Mainland authorities will let more private cars travel between Hong Kong and China as they strive to promote freer movement within the Greater Bay Area….

Car taxes: Give up and go green
Transportation & Infrastructure

Car taxes: Give up and go green

The Hong Kong government has lowered the bar for car owners who intend to switch to electric vehicles in the one-for-one swap scheme, in an…

Hong Kong considers adopting open road tolling
Transportation & Infrastructure

Hong Kong considers adopting open road tolling

As the government spearheads plans to turn Hong Kong into a smart city, local advocate, the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (HKPRI), calls for full…

Total tunnel control could lead to dynamic – and more expensive – tunnel fees
Transportation & Infrastructure

Total tunnel control could lead to dynamic – and more expensive – tunnel fees

On July 11, upon the expiry of the franchise, the government took over the Tate’s Cairn Tunnel that links the New Territories and Kowloon. With…

Breaking up is hard to do: The Transport and Housing Bureau
Policy

Breaking up is hard to do: The Transport and Housing Bureau

Housing and transport are both very important social issues in Hong Kong. But putting the two areas under one umbrella in the government, some say,…

Trading autonomy for convenience: The Express Rail Immigration Colocation Bill
Transportation & Infrastructure

Trading autonomy for convenience: The Express Rail Immigration Colocation Bill

After a five-month debate, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council finally passed the controversial co-location bill which will allow mainland laws to be enforced in the Special…