Hong Kong makes its way to rank in the top group for global property rights

Hong Kong makes its way to rank in the top group for global property rights

Hong Kong placed 15th for property rights protections, up from 16th last year, landing itself in the top quintile of 2020’s International Property Rights Index…

EnviroSeries Conference envisions a future of sustainably-driven urban transport

EnviroSeries Conference envisions a future of sustainably-driven urban transport

The four-part series for the Business Environment Council’s upcoming conference centres around the transformation of Hong Kong’s urban transport into a system focused on sustainability…

Tickets Available Now | A celebratory night of live music at “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity”

Tickets Available Now | A celebratory night of live music at “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity”

Join others in a unifying night of live music to appreciate the musical diversity of the European Union while winding down at the end of…

Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University

Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University

After overcoming the difficulties of introducing Hong Kong to geographic information systems (GIS), Dr Winnie Tang has found success in the field and gives back…

Going out of this world with “Univers/e” to honour French digital creation and space exploration

Going out of this world with “Univers/e” to honour French digital creation and space exploration

This year’s theme for Digital November celebrates the large leaps mankind has made in both creative and space-related endeavours. The French Consulate General has its…

“Discreet and timid” approach to diplomacy with China not the way forward

“Discreet and timid” approach to diplomacy with China not the way forward

In a world with the National Security Law, a hardline approach to diplomacy with China and collaboration with other like-minded countries are among the suggestions…

Smart cities are the future – but what about privacy?

Smart cities are the future – but what about privacy?

Privacy is paramount, yet Hong Kong isn’t acting fast enough to ensure privacy is prioritised as it turns into a smart city. From innovative environmental…

Free trade policy and necessary lockdown favoured by English-speaking Hong Kong citizens amid COVID-19 economic downturn

Free trade policy and necessary lockdown favoured by English-speaking Hong Kong citizens amid COVID-19 economic downturn

Despite the temporal damage to the economy, respondents to a poll conducted by C|T Group does not oppose lockdown if there is another COVID wave….

Policy Address delivery delayed, CE Lam hopes to “instil more confidence” in Hong Kong

Policy Address delivery delayed, CE Lam hopes to “instil more confidence” in Hong Kong

The reason cited for the delay is so that Hong Kong’s head can meet with Chinese officials this week to include their suggestions in the…

Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people

Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people

Streamlining healthcare between Hong Kong and Mainland China is essential to encourage elderly Hongkongers to retire in the Greater Bay Area. Photo courtesy of PxHere. An…

German Reunification @30: The Indo-Pacific Strategy

German Reunification @30: The Indo-Pacific Strategy

COVID has advanced Germany’s plans to promote an ‘alliance of democracies globally and launch its Indo-Pacific Strategy. Dieter Lamlé, Consul General to Hong Kong and…

German Reunification @30: Refugees and Asylum

German Reunification @30: Refugees and Asylum

Germany, pre- and post-reunification, has been the direct recipient of masses of refugees and political asylum seekers. When the Wall stood, some 80 were shot…

German Reunification @30: Work in Progress

German Reunification @30: Work in Progress

Reunification was made possible by East Germans seeking to reform their country – not dissolve it. But history has a funny way of working out…

German Reunification @30: “Never stop believing in the impossible”

German Reunification @30: “Never stop believing in the impossible”

30 years on, the Reunification of East and West Germany holds out hope for impossible causes. That is only one reason it is important to…

Environmentalists unite around decarbonised economy as solution to HK’s economic woes

Environmentalists unite around decarbonised economy as solution to HK’s economic woes

Led by Civic Exchange, environmental groups suggest policy reform for climate-related issues. “Action on decarbonisation today will provide fresh employment and business activities that can…

Leonardo da Vinci – and the French – cure COVID, for a night

Leonardo da Vinci – and the French – cure COVID, for a night

The most important thing about the French Consular event was that it happened. Real people. In a cinema. In Hong Kong. Networking. Chatting. Then watching…

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. Parts two and three of this series are…