Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

“[My] family simply declined to be evacuated, saying that they feel safe in Hong Kong,” remarks Mr Aleksander Dańda, Polish Consul General.

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

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.

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

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.

Preparing for the next outbreak

Preparing for the next outbreak

Smart city technology has the potential to save Hong Kong from the complications of a future pandemic. Photo: Latest Situation of Novel Coronavirus Infection in…

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke

Podcast: Heated tobacco products may offer a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, but Hong Kong isn’t ready to embrace them just yet. Podcast host…

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

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…

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Often overlooked, advance directives are a means for individuals to control their end of life care. Photo by Jimmy Chan.

The Nanny State Cometh: How government will make you healthy

The Nanny State Cometh: How government will make you healthy

By Chermaine Lee Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are costing Hong Kongers US$4.8 billion, equivalent to half of the government’s healthcare spending in 2018-2019, the Economist Intelligence…

Stop cherry-picking information on e-cigarettes, pro-vaping group urges

Stop cherry-picking information on e-cigarettes, pro-vaping group urges

A new initiative is underway to promote self-regulation among e-cigarette store owners in hope of a positive legislative response from the government.

HealthTech innovations: The future for the Hospital Authority?

HealthTech innovations: The future for the Hospital Authority?

Despite recent medical blunders hitting the headlines, Hong Kong’s healthcare system is in fact one of the best and most efficient in the world. The…