Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Thanks to microplastics infiltrating the food chain, humans everywhere are now making plastic a regular part of their diet.

Are Hong Kong’s global talent pool and pipeline drying up?

Are Hong Kong’s global talent pool and pipeline drying up?

A recent survey sheds some light on expectations and motivations across the community of global professionals since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Wiki.lkfa /…

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information

The city’s hackathon has yet to be rescheduled, holding Hong Kong back from making the most of the potential benefits spatial data could have for…

Jumbo Kingdom: The mission to save a sunken icon

Jumbo Kingdom: The mission to save a sunken icon

When it comes to the future of floating restaurant Jumbo Kingdom, perhaps the answer to saving the iconic landmark lies in the story of an…

“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials

“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials

Making sense of the US sanctions placed on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive and other HK and Mainland Chinese officials. Photo courtesy of Wpcpey / CC…

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust

The future may be AI, but ethical and privacy concerns could hinder Hong Kong from making the most of the technology. Advanced technology, such as…

Uber “pausing” preparations to move regional HQ to HK

Uber “pausing” preparations to move regional HQ to HK

Much like a lost game of chicken, Uber decides to bail out on its headquarter relocation hopes barely two months after the announcement of its…

Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

As Hong Kong has seen substantial and consistent growth in the number of street sleepers over the last decade, the government is urged to examine…

FDA statement on IQOS may prevent ban on alternative smoking products in Hong Kong

FDA statement on IQOS may prevent ban on alternative smoking products in Hong Kong

The authorisation of IQOS to be marketed as generating fewer harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes has huge implications on the smoking scene in Hong Kong. …

Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals

Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals

Transformations such as promoting local tourism and re-examining the industry’s possibilities could determine its survival. Photo: Hong Kong Film Awards Statue, Avenue of Stars, Hong…

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

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…

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Beijing’s national security law is game-changing for the Hong Kong executive body, judicial body, and the Police Force as specialised departments and new rules emerge….

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

The powerful Office for Safeguarding National Security can initiate investigations on national security offenses and request China’s judiciary to rule directly, completely circumventing Hong Kong’s…

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

The controversial national security law in Hong Kong bears examination, beginning with the law’s offences and punishments. Part two of this three-part series to come…

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

The government has already invested more than HK$100 billion in fostering technology development since establishing the Innovation and Technology Bureau five years ago. What are…

Former Competition Commission chair confident her “no-nonsense” successor will rise to the group’s challenges

Former Competition Commission chair confident her “no-nonsense” successor will rise to the group’s challenges

Despite a rocky start from “zero” beginning eight years ago, Competition Commission chairwoman Ms Anna Wu ended her tenure satisfied with the team she has…

Democratic Party fights for Hong Kong protesters to get status to flee to Britain

Democratic Party fights for Hong Kong protesters to get status to flee to Britain

The Democratic Party calls on Britain to fast track Hong Kong BN(O) holders’ citizenships and create sanctuary conditions for Hong Kong protesters who currently lack…

Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today

Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today

The first-ever referendum will determine whether the city is ready to go on strike in opposition to the national security law that could undermine Hong…

Live performances back on track as social distance regulations loosen

Live performances back on track as social distance regulations loosen

Under new COVID-19 social gathering restrictions effective today, gatherings of up to 50 will be permitted and live performances can resume with 50 percent attendance….

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services

Commercialising innovation and technology is a means of saving local startups, says Dr Winnie Tang, adjunct professor at the University of Hong Kong. Photo courtesy…

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

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….

Skepticism over Hong Kong’s National Security law: Can China prove the world wrong?

Skepticism over Hong Kong’s National Security law: Can China prove the world wrong?

If Beijing wants to prove that its new security law won’t impede on Hong Kong’s freedoms, its best chance to do so would be through…

Cancelled Black Lives Matter march goes ahead despite confusion

Cancelled Black Lives Matter march goes ahead despite confusion

The Black Lives Matter march went ahead on Sunday, despite an official cancellation. Attendance included students, teachers and politicians including Long Hair and Avery Ng…

Understanding the National Security Law: A Brief History

Understanding the National Security Law: A Brief History

To grasp the significance of the forthcoming national security legislation, one must understand its evolution throughout the last few decades of Hong Kong’s history. Photo:…

Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law

Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law

Hong Kong trade unions hand the ballots over to its members to decide on strike action as the city’s autonomy and civil liberties may be…

Public lynching of George Floyd “hauntingly familiar”: activists call for Black Lives Matter action in Hong Kong

Public lynching of George Floyd “hauntingly familiar”: activists call for Black Lives Matter action in Hong Kong

In light of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, Black Lives Matter advocates and organizations are bringing attention to police brutality…

Short, medium and long-term measures to save local startups

Short, medium and long-term measures to save local startups

Hong Kong should look to other countries such as Switzerland and the UK to take notes of what to do (and not do) when providing…

Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades

Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades

The June 4th Museum allows people to honour the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre without attending the annual vigil, which was banned for the…

Post-pandemic: Putting the sharing economy in focus

Post-pandemic: Putting the sharing economy in focus

When it comes to the sharing economy in Hong Kong, Raymond Ho of Momentum 107 says, “Catch up!” Photo courtesy of Stock Catalog / CC…

Mass arrests in Hong Kong as police crack down on protests against Beijing’s legalisation

Mass arrests in Hong Kong as police crack down on protests against Beijing’s legalisation

Hundreds were arrested during the anti-government protests on Wednesday as LegCo continued the debate on the controversial National Anthem Bill. Photo: Trams for miles in…