Hong Kong’s unique pool of assets means its vision for innovation should not be bracketed by Western precedents. What the city needs to thrive is a vibrant local talent base, seamless cross-border collaboration and entrepreneurial culture that embraces risk-taking.
Societies confronting the malaise of internet addiction should not leave it to the individual to overcome the problem. Policymakers should intervene by restricting screen time for students, limiting access to app stores and curbing adverts.
The US has learned nothing from the Covid-19 successes of nations such as Vietnam and China, and is instead crippled by political polarisation and blinded by past glory – the same pitfalls threatening Hong Kong’s ability to negotiate an uncertain future.
Hongkongers’ fight against a proposed law that would open the door to politically-motivated exploitation should be understood in the wider context of history. The first China-US diplomatic treaty signed 175 years ago offers lessons on extraterritorial law enforcement and the Chinese imperative for sovereignty.
To combat the housing crisis, Hong Kong should be tackling policy issues such as overhauling the dependence on land sales for revenue, tackling unaffordability and setting up a housing bureau
A decade ago, all the talk was about the digital divide leaving behind millions of poor people. Today, that has been replaced by a modern drug of choice for the masses - digital crack.