Australia, Singapore, have lessons for Hong Kong
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Australia, Singapore, have lessons for Hong Kong

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to consider many things we had taken for granted, like where our prescription drugs come from, and how…

Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19: Rallying around each other in tough times “Part of the Irish DNA”
Consul Generals

Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19: Rallying around each other in tough times “Part of the Irish DNA”

Consul-General David Costello imagines a bright post-coronavirus future with business breakfasts, virus-free air and Hong Kongers visiting the oldest whiskey distillery in the world on…

Hydroponics: a smart way to stablise food supply
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Hydroponics: a smart way to stablise food supply

Smart, efficient, and sustainable; hydroponics may be the key to stabilising Hong Kong’s future food supply.

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus
Health

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus

Even if the government fully sealed shut its borders from the mainland, human trafficking and smuggling activities still run the risk of bringing more coronavirus…

HK Experts make top picks on tech policy in 2020
Policy

HK Experts make top picks on tech policy in 2020

Tech experts make their picks on what policies they want to see Hong Kong’s government address in 2020.

Making a collaborative effort to shape our future
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Making a collaborative effort to shape our future

In the final book of her innotech trilogy, Dr. Winnie Tang encourages Hongkongers to embrace technology and work together to build an advanced and liveable…

Pro-democracy legislators crowdfund to take the government to court over “evil” laws
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Pro-democracy legislators crowdfund to take the government to court over “evil” laws

A group of lawmakers are taking the government to court over the emergency law and mask ban. Photo: A blue-sprayed mask sits abandoned on the…

Hong Kong internet blocked from Winnie-The-Pooh on Disney site
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Hong Kong internet blocked from Winnie-The-Pooh on Disney site

The main character site for Winnie the Pooh is available elsewhere, but Hong Kong and some other Asia-based web surfers get directed to a 404…

Glory to Hong Kong’s bilingual significance, musicality, and more
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Glory to Hong Kong’s bilingual significance, musicality, and more

There’s more to the anti-extradition bill protesters’ anthem than meets the eyes (and ears!).

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

Big efforts are small steps towards a zero-plastic HK
Energy & Environment

Big efforts are small steps towards a zero-plastic HK

Hong Kong environmental groups drive initiatives to ditch plastic use. Photo: Cucumbers in plastic (Coles supermarket) by Anna Gregory from Flickr Creative Commons

“Look ahead, start small, land quick” for smart city development
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“Look ahead, start small, land quick” for smart city development

Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong Founder, Smart City Consortium The…

Shipping Out: HT’s new Travel Advisory for Diplomats (Adverse Weather, Disturbances, Terrorism and Public Health Developments)
Diplomat

Shipping Out: HT’s new Travel Advisory for Diplomats (Adverse Weather, Disturbances, Terrorism and Public Health Developments)

HT’s new travel advisory for diplomats, NGO, business and other smart travelers. We’re trial running a new column title, “Shipping Out”. Tell us what you…

Stop bad mouthing the peg
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Stop bad mouthing the peg

Former Harbour Times columnist David O’Rear returns! During his 30+ years in Hong Kong, David O’Rear was the regional economist for the Economist Group and…

Protest vs extradition law goes global
Diplomat

Protest vs extradition law goes global

16 cities confirmed to host protests against the extradition law, targeting HK offices and Chinese embassies and consulates. Update: As of June 9, 2019, 29…

The Soul of University Education
Education

The Soul of University Education

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong Universities in Hong Kong and…

Buy your talent: China’s subsidies for R&D staff compete with HK
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Buy your talent: China’s subsidies for R&D staff compete with HK

Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong In the newly released…

HKGNA elevates HK arts through classical music spectacular
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HKGNA elevates HK arts through classical music spectacular

  Hong Kong Generation Next Arts, HKGNA held its 5th edition of the HKGNA Music Festival this year, featuring renowned artists from around the world on…

Game on! But only for government faves – Small e-sport players think game is stacked against them
Policy

Game on! But only for government faves – Small e-sport players think game is stacked against them

The e-sports market is booming at home and abroad and has the potential to turn into a multibillion-dollar industry. Video gaming has even been mooted…

Leveraging Business Opportunities in GBA Sustainability for Hong Kong
Energy & Environment

Leveraging Business Opportunities in GBA Sustainability for Hong Kong

Maya de Souza is the Assistant Director for Policy Research at Business Environment Council, an independent organisation established by the business sector to promote environmental…

A dedicated department is needed for geospatial policy
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A dedicated department is needed for geospatial policy

From searching for the shortest road to destinations, helping co-ordinate search and rescue operations, locating lost children or elderly absquatulaters, to tracking the real-time location…

More to look out for Greater Bay Area’s path to sustainability
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More to look out for Greater Bay Area’s path to sustainability

It was a hot Friday afternoon in Hong Kong. The suffocating heat reached 32°C in the urban area – not a pleasant day for anyone…

SFC proposes to triple compensation for investors from defaulting companies
Policy

SFC proposes to triple compensation for investors from defaulting companies

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said in a statement on April 27 that it is considering to update its Investor Compensation Regime (ICR). The…

Hong Kong is broadening its listing channels; HKEx’s big changes hide stealth mode deals you NEEQ to know about
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Hong Kong is broadening its listing channels; HKEx’s big changes hide stealth mode deals you NEEQ to know about

Already a mature capital market, Hong Kong aims for more. The city’s stock exchange operator, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), has made a…

OP: Shared Value: The word is out … but we need to shout louder
Business

OP: Shared Value: The word is out … but we need to shout louder

By Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia To reach our goal of creating a better Hong Kong, we need more businesses on board. Hong Kong faces…

New business matching platform to unlock Hong Kong’s startup potential through financing
Smart City

New business matching platform to unlock Hong Kong’s startup potential through financing

Author: Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong can! It just needs a little connecting power. Dr…

Hack, hack: Hong Kong government urged to take action as toxic air pollutants alarmingly high
Energy & Environment

Hack, hack: Hong Kong government urged to take action as toxic air pollutants alarmingly high

Air pollution in Hong Kong scored an unhealthy 192 in air quality index last week, five times higher than Beijing where pollution has been a…

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City
Business

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City

Dr. Winnie Tang Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong Making more government datasets available could not only boost the economy…

Harbour Crossings October 27
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Harbour Crossings October 27

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Hong Kong tops Asia’s living cost ranking for expats
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Hong Kong tops Asia’s living cost ranking for expats

Hong Kong is called on to come up with ways to retain foreign talent after being ranked second most expensive city globally and first in…