Time is running out for Lam to demonstrate Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and that she is “not China”

Time is running out for Lam to demonstrate Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and that she is “not China”

Timothy J. Peirson-Smith, Managing Director of Executive Counsel Limited, calls for action from the Hong Kong and Central governments after the results of the 2019…

Hong Kong, Taiwan ignored in major Canadian study; It’s all about China

Hong Kong, Taiwan ignored in major Canadian study; It’s all about China

A major study looking at Canadian attitudes about Asia ignored one of its biggest partners in Asia and the home of the more Canadians than…

Scaling The Peak: John Tsang conservative, rebel

Scaling The Peak: John Tsang conservative, rebel

John Tsang speaks to The Peak, on newsstands now.

EAC asking for wrong declaration of HK Independence candidates

EAC asking for wrong declaration of HK Independence candidates

The EAC declaration is wrong and will cause Hong Kong people to turn against the Basic Law.

Fung breaks HK’s commitment to Basic Law

Fung breaks HK’s commitment to Basic Law

Barnabas Fung’s idea of an extra declaration for LegCo candidates is another way to alienate citizenry from the Basic Law.

No country for math men

No country for math men

Hong Kong’s high school students may be renowned for math diligence, but the city is sorely lacking in the university grads needed to build the…

致張德江:憑著愛 我信有出路

致張德江:憑著愛 我信有出路

「自古以來」那一套是不會管用的,要留住港人的心,中央就應坦誠相對。

To Zhang Dejiang on Independence: Love HK forever, don’t chain us to the past

To Zhang Dejiang on Independence: Love HK forever, don’t chain us to the past

Arguing “history” to fight independence is doomed to fail. Hong Kongers have to feel loved and have hope for the future.

Regina Ip for CE! Maybe

Regina Ip for CE! Maybe

The Exco/LegCo/former SecSec was cagey about running, but talked about the qualities and requirements of the next CE. She also had more than a few…

香港人不應「被特朗普」

香港人不應「被特朗普」

香港既以國際都市自居,則應對現今的民粹風氣加以提防。 本文由記者Alex Fok翻譯,原文《TRUmp, TRUdeau, TRU-HK》於4月15日刊登。

TRUmp, TRUdeau, TRU-HK

TRUmp, TRUdeau, TRU-HK

Hong Kong politics are following a global trend of rising populism in election years. But only an inclusive Hong Kong will be the great city…

CE to Hong Kong: Love me to leave me

CE to Hong Kong: Love me to leave me

Democratic reform in its present form seems like a lost cause. But maybe the CE has a plan to convince the pro-establishment to stick with…

HK Government determined to make a fishballer monster

HK Government determined to make a fishballer monster

The Hong Kong government needs to gather its best minds and determine how to make the Fishball Revolution a footnote in history, not the birth…

Peter Lam’s suicidal impulse

Peter Lam’s suicidal impulse

Peter Lam, HK Tourism Board and Lai Sun Chairman and movie theatre owner, is in the press today encouraging the government to make his developer peers…

New tech in HK: Fighting to be free

New tech in HK: Fighting to be free

Hong Kong must choose – its glorious history of light regulation or an oppressive future of knee-jerk banning and regulation of new business and tech….

Prepare for disruption: Hong Kong universities haven’t been disrupted yet.

Prepare for disruption: Hong Kong universities haven’t been disrupted yet.

University of Waterloo’s President Hamdullahpur sees Uber and MOOCs, coming, but has his own response to the disruption economy. The future is additive.

A pointed choice: HK’s lack of public HPV vaccination a political risk for Government

A pointed choice: HK’s lack of public HPV vaccination a political risk for Government

Advanced nations around the world are protecting women and girls through public HPV vaccination programmes – but not Hong Kong. The government can score a…

Harbour View: Out of the darkness – Amnesty in Hong Kong

Harbour View: Out of the darkness – Amnesty in Hong Kong

Industrial buildings are full of virtuous, non-industrial businesses.  These people deserve to be legally validated to bring employees and owners in from the cold.

Harbour View: HK will never have a Lee Kuan Yew

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Sunset clauses: The right thing to do

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Asia’s Immigrant City: Part Two

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Asia’s Immigrant City: Part One

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Hong Kong: City of Seven Million Politicians

Hong Kong: City of Seven Million Politicians

Hong Kong’s people must not be deterred from political engagement by fear of the unknown.   We need to commit to institutional neutrality and allowing personal…

Ethics 2.0: Time for a rethink about how we structure public life

Ethics 2.0: Time for a rethink about how we structure public life

In the game of elevating public discourse, there needs to be a trust on all sides. Ofttimes that trust is tested.