Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing

Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing

The plan to move Uber’s Asia-Pacific HQ to Hong Kong is a vote of confidence to a city that still needs to take steps towards…

Take-out won’t take away food sector’s pandemic woes

Take-out won’t take away food sector’s pandemic woes

The government proves out of touch with the struggles of small and medium-sized restaurants with its anti-epidemic policies. Photo: Local restaurant in Hong Kong by…

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 relief measures may leave “little Fintech guys” behind

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 relief measures may leave “little Fintech guys” behind

Financial aid for the pandemic may not be providing help where it’s really needed for the IT sector, but direct funds are still crucial. Photo:…

Historic HK$137.5 billion relief package leaves out the laid off

Historic HK$137.5 billion relief package leaves out the laid off

Despite the massive package, the billions going into relief measures won’t save sacked employees. Photo: Diane Robert

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…

HK Experts make top picks on tech policy in 2020

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.

LegCo’s Christopher Cheung suggestion sparks accusation of condoning capital controls

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

Smart city should be data-driven and people-oriented, experts say

Smart city should be data-driven and people-oriented, experts say

Measures are also underway in bid to turn Hong Kong into a more tech-friendly city. (Photo: From left to right: Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Dr Winnie…

A golden business opportunity behind garbage

A golden business opportunity behind garbage

With the right technologies and urban planning strategies, waste management can be the business of the future. (Photo credit: Esri China (HK))

Ride-sharing can help optimise road usage and free up space, study finds

Ride-sharing can help optimise road usage and free up space, study finds

The Uber-commissioned study also claims that traffic congestion would drop by 90% in the most ideal case with ridesharing, but some from the audience are…

Play by the rules and you can stay, says Hong Kong government on ICOs

Play by the rules and you can stay, says Hong Kong government on ICOs

The government however does not rule out reforming the regulatory regime on “virtual commodities” in the future.

Marine wisdom to solve a land issue: Marine Enclave and Floating Community

Marine wisdom to solve a land issue: Marine Enclave and Floating Community

Francis Neoton Cheung of Doctoral Exchange puts forward a proposal that combines conventional reclamation and innovative urban planning in bid to address Hong Kong’s long…

Post-Umbrella group launches monitoring campaign in bid to bring substance back to LegCo

Post-Umbrella group launches monitoring campaign in bid to bring substance back to LegCo

Be it low meeting attendance rate or unmet election promises, The 80s Momentum works to make sure that they do not sneak past the public’s…

Business community welcomes “pragmatic and inclusive” proposals in policy address

Business community welcomes “pragmatic and inclusive” proposals in policy address

But the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce warns of “unintentional side effects” by the new government’s housing plans and expresses disappointment over a lack…

Simon Lee: Carrie Lam shows better understanding over government apparatus in policy address

Simon Lee: Carrie Lam shows better understanding over government apparatus in policy address

According to Simon Lee, convenor of the Sharing Economy Alliance Hong Kong, Carrie Lam seems to show a higher level of awareness on innovation and…

Highlights of Carrie Lam’s maiden Policy Address

Highlights of Carrie Lam’s maiden Policy Address

Students empowered to take lead in green initiatives for schools and communities

Students empowered to take lead in green initiatives for schools and communities

Taking a non-confrontational approach to environmental advocacy, Nature Conservancy protects the environment by creating further incentives on top of existing government policies for schools and…

New sharing economy group calls for accommodative policy and sensible regulation

New sharing economy group calls for accommodative policy and sensible regulation

The government is urged to drop the perception that opening up the sharing economy will only serve the interest of multinational corporations. (Stephen Wong of…

Solving social problems can be profitable: Promoting shared value in Hong Kong

Solving social problems can be profitable: Promoting shared value in Hong Kong

In face of acute social problems such as ageing population and dire need for waste treatment, the government encourages shared value practices in Hong Kong…

Industrial building revitalisation 2.0: Optimising social efficiency

Industrial building revitalisation 2.0: Optimising social efficiency

Optimising the use of industrial buildings should not go against inclusive development of communities. (Photo credit: Bryan Ho)

Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism

Alternative tobacco product met with government scepticism

Complete cessation from smoking still the ultimate goal of Hong Kong’s tobacco control policy. As Philip Morris plans to launch its new heat-not-burn tobacco product…

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past

Planning for future urbanism by looking back to the past

Housing development is not all about quantity. As shiny new tower blocks pop up across the city, districts are becoming lifeless and sterile machines resulting…

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use

Sponge City: Rainwater put into good use

Thanks to earlier investment in flood management infrastructure, Hong Kong suffered from relatively limited damage when Typhoon Hato struck the region last month. However, the…

Low approval rate for Innovation and Technology Bureau, opinion poll shows

Low approval rate for Innovation and Technology Bureau, opinion poll shows

As Uber, Airbnb rise in popularity across the world, Sharing Economy Alliance urges the ITB to catch up with the global trend by designing a…

To Carrie Lam: If it was my maiden Policy Address, I would………

To Carrie Lam: If it was my maiden Policy Address, I would………

Dr Rizwan Ullah offers suggestions to the Chief Executive to make every ethnic-monrity policy count. Photo: Dr Ullah with his students (credit: Zubin Foundation)

Relief in sight for American expats as RNC adopts new tax position

Relief in sight for American expats as RNC adopts new tax position

A new proposal against FATCA, if enacted, could bring US tax structure closer to Hong Kong. (Photo credit: Chris Lusher)

Private initiative calls for top-down support for Central pedestrianisation bid

Private initiative calls for top-down support for Central pedestrianisation bid

Walk DVRC Limited, a high-powered NGO, urges Chief Executive Carrie Lam to back plans to pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central. Vehicles would be banned from…

Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs

Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs

Reclamation should be seen as a feasible and effective solution to Hong Kong’s housing issue, major think tank researchers assert. Photo credits: CRECCHKI

Reform Hong Kong’s transport system by opening up data

Reform Hong Kong’s transport system by opening up data

Despite being world-famous for our efficient transport system, attempting to get a bus in Hong Kong is always a guessing game. Transport operators adopting a…

Hong Kong can become Asia’s cycling Mecca

Hong Kong can become Asia’s cycling Mecca

GoBee Bike’s recent launch of their bike-sharing app has witnessed a rocky beginning, but its co-founder Claude Ducharme believes they have the potential to revolutionise…