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Letters | My Hong Kong family got Covid vaccines: what’s the point?

Given that the social distancing rules remain largely the same for whether one is vaccinated or not, the ‘wait and see’ approach of many residents is understandable.

Given that the social distancing rules remain largely the same for whether one is vaccinated or not, the ‘wait and see’ approach of many residents is understandable.

My Hong Kong family got Covid vaccines: what’s the point?
5 hours ago
Letters | Debate over Hong Kong solicitors being appointed as senior counsel should focus on fairness

To be internationally competitive, the Hong Kong legal profession needs talent and to attract it, we need to reward it. Why should we stand in the way of awarding exemplary court advocates the title of senior counsel simply because they do not wear wigs?

To be internationally competitive, the Hong Kong legal profession needs talent and to attract it, we need to reward it. Why should we stand in the way of awarding exemplary court advocates the title of senior counsel simply because they do not wear wigs?

Debate over Hong Kong solicitors being appointed as senior counsel should focus on fairness
2 hours ago
Letters | Hong Kong supports Gay Games and LGBT rights, but Legco does not reflect that

The chances for the views of most Hongkongers being reflected in the reformed Legco are zero

The chances for the views of most Hongkongers being reflected in the reformed Legco are zero

Hong Kong supports Gay Games and LGBT rights, but Legco does not reflect that
6 hours ago
Letters | China’s youth are lying flat: the fear is, so might their futures

As young people from the middle classes and below refuse to strive for upward social mobility, which they believe is out of reach anyway, this will over time only widen the income gap.

As young people from the middle classes and below refuse to strive for upward social mobility, which they believe is out of reach anyway, this will over time only widen the income gap.

China’s youth are lying flat: the fear is, so might their futures
6 hours ago
Letters | One country, one direction: time for Hong Kong to get it right

Is there any nation in the world where you need to switch sides when you travel from one city to another?

Is there any nation in the world where you need to switch sides when you travel from one city to another?

One country, one direction: time for Hong Kong to get it right
13 Jun 2021 - 7:00AM
Letters | Not every migrant is a burden, Hong Kong must see that if it wants to recover

Education and integration policies will address anti-mainland sentiment in the long run but what’s needed right away is an ‘espresso shot’ of quick-effect fixes.

Education and integration policies will address anti-mainland sentiment in the long run but what’s needed right away is an ‘espresso shot’ of quick-effect fixes.

Not every migrant is a burden, Hong Kong must see that if it wants to recover
13 Jun 2021 - 6:45AM
Letters | Hong Kong protests and police action: don’t jump the gun

It is fair to expect restraint from police when insults are being hurled, but quite another matter when it’s bricks and petrol bombs that are being lobbed

It is fair to expect restraint from police when insults are being hurled, but quite another matter when it’s bricks and petrol bombs that are being lobbed

Hong Kong protests and police action: don’t jump the gun
13 Jun 2021 - 6:25AM
Letters | Covid-19 in Hong Kong: putting kids into quarantine is cruel and unnecessary

If government officials wanted to show real compassion for families, they would allow vaccinated parents to quarantine at home with their unvaccinated children. Inflexible quarantine rules deter family visits overseas and will only hasten an expat exodus.

If government officials wanted to show real compassion for families, they would allow vaccinated parents to quarantine at home with their unvaccinated children. Inflexible quarantine rules deter family visits overseas and will only hasten an expat exodus.

Covid-19 in Hong Kong: putting kids into quarantine is cruel and unnecessary
12 Jun 2021 - 7:00AM
Letters | Hong Kong’s 21-day Covid quarantine violates human rights

People are forced to confine themselves to a hotel for up to 21 days, without the chance of appeal or the opportunity to exercise, which even prisoners get

People are forced to confine themselves to a hotel for up to 21 days, without the chance of appeal or the opportunity to exercise, which even prisoners get

Hong Kong’s 21-day Covid quarantine violates human rights
12 Jun 2021 - 6:45AM
Letters | Hong Kong must wake up to its own ‘lying-flat’ youth

Given the sky-high property prices and cost of living, this group may have long existed in Hong Kong but they just lay flat so low that we didn’t notice them.

Given the sky-high property prices and cost of living, this group may have long existed in Hong Kong but they just lay flat so low that we didn’t notice them.

Hong Kong must wake up to its own ‘lying-flat’ youth
12 Jun 2021 - 6:25AM
Letters | China’s friendship campaign should start at home – with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang

The basis of friendship, whether in diplomacy or domestic relations, is respect for different views. If China can’t win over its compatriots, what are its chances with a sceptical global audience?

The basis of friendship, whether in diplomacy or domestic relations, is respect for different views. If China can’t win over its compatriots, what are its chances with a sceptical global audience?

China’s friendship campaign should start at home – with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang
12 Jun 2021 - 12:30AM
Letters | Covid vaccines: time the rich gave back to the world

The hoarding of vaccines by wealthy nations is a major reason why the battle against the pandemic is not only seemingly never-ending, but worsening in poor countries.

The hoarding of vaccines by wealthy nations is a major reason why the battle against the pandemic is not only seemingly never-ending, but worsening in poor countries.

Covid vaccines: time the rich gave back to the world
11 Jun 2021 - 7:00AM
Letters | Hong Kong Covid limbo: take a stand, give us our lives back

If the government believes in the science of vaccines, it should push vaccination more assertively, especially among its own staff, and enforce use of the Leave Home Safe app.

If the government believes in the science of vaccines, it should push vaccination more assertively, especially among its own staff, and enforce use of the Leave Home Safe app.

Hong Kong Covid limbo: take a stand, give us our lives back
11 Jun 2021 - 6:35AM
Letters | Hong Kong Gay Games ‘dirty money’ slur uncalled for

Asia’s so-called world city needs to embrace diversity, and the government should welcome any plans to boost morale and economic opportunities for the city

Asia’s so-called world city needs to embrace diversity, and the government should welcome any plans to boost morale and economic opportunities for the city

Hong Kong Gay Games ‘dirty money’ slur uncalled for
11 Jun 2021 - 6:15AM
Letters | Push Hong Kong Covid vaccines with lucky draws? Here’s a better idea

The chance to win big in a lottery may have caused an uptick in vaccine bookings, but the odds are slim. Quarantine-free travel offers a more tangible and winning concession.

The chance to win big in a lottery may have caused an uptick in vaccine bookings, but the odds are slim. Quarantine-free travel offers a more tangible and winning concession.

Push Hong Kong Covid vaccines with lucky draws? Here’s a better idea
10 Jun 2021 - 11:48AM
Letters | Smart city Hong Kong must also be a human city: to unlock post-pandemic future, go digital with empathy

Even in an era driven by algorithms and data, there is value in looking at the business world from a human angle. Hong Kong needs citywide digital literacy and integration of design into non-design disciplines from a young age.

Even in an era driven by algorithms and data, there is value in looking at the business world from a human angle. Hong Kong needs citywide digital literacy and integration of design into non-design disciplines from a young age.

Smart city Hong Kong must also be a human city: to unlock post-pandemic future, go digital with empathy
10 Jun 2021 - 6:40AM
Letters | Why Hong Kong’s inclusivity message risks remaining skin-deep

While a new government advertisement urges people to accept those with skin problems, policies in action, such as at public swimming pools, do not seem to be in sync.

While a new government advertisement urges people to accept those with skin problems, policies in action, such as at public swimming pools, do not seem to be in sync.

Why Hong Kong’s inclusivity message risks remaining skin-deep
10 Jun 2021 - 6:15AM
Letters | Uber in Hong Kong: why won’t city meet taxi problem head on?

The Uber idea is as old as the illegal taxi problem many decades ago. If for-hire cars could be made legal then, why can’t Uber be now?

The Uber idea is as old as the illegal taxi problem many decades ago. If for-hire cars could be made legal then, why can’t Uber be now?

Uber in Hong Kong: why won’t city meet  taxi problem head on?
9 Jun 2021 - 7:15AM
Letters | Hong Kong school bus crash: why bus nanny was the true hero

Seat belts should be mandatory for all school buses. It would also be great if the bus nanny were recognised for her role in protecting the children on board.

Seat belts should be mandatory for all school buses. It would also be great if the bus nanny were recognised for her role in protecting the children on board.

Hong Kong school bus crash: why bus nanny was the true hero
9 Jun 2021 - 7:00AM
Letters | Covid vaccine inequity: time for the world to turn the tide

Whether to be inoculated is a personal decision, but many in the developing world are denied that choice due to a lack of access. Societies with ample Covid-19 vaccines, such as Hong Kong, must share now.

Whether to be inoculated is a personal decision, but many in the developing world are denied that choice due to a lack of access. Societies with ample Covid-19 vaccines, such as Hong Kong, must share now.

Covid vaccine inequity: time for the world to turn the tide
9 Jun 2021 - 12:12PM
Letters | Why Hong Kong MPF investors need better protection

Despite the pension scheme’s overall return beating the inflation rate, low-risk investors get returns that are well below that mark.

Despite the pension scheme’s overall return beating the inflation rate, low-risk investors get returns that are well below that mark.

Why Hong Kong MPF investors need better protection
9 Jun 2021 - 6:15AM
Letters | Are Hong Kong’s supermarkets having a big fat pandemic at taxpayers’ expense?

Hong Kong’s top supermarket chains seem to have kept their government handouts, mostly funded by taxpayer money, but haven’t forgotten to mark up prices – by more than 200 per cent in one case.

Hong Kong’s top supermarket chains seem to have kept their government handouts, mostly funded by taxpayer money, but haven’t forgotten to mark up prices – by more than 200 per cent in one case.

Are Hong Kong’s supermarkets having a big fat pandemic at taxpayers’ expense?
8 Jun 2021 - 6:55AM
Letters | Hong Kong Covid vaccines: blame games never helped anyone

Give the people still weighing the costs and benefits of vaccination a strong reason to join the queue. Promising to speed up border reopenings could be a solution

Give the people still weighing the costs and benefits of vaccination a strong reason to join the queue. Promising to speed up border reopenings could be a solution

Hong Kong Covid vaccines: blame games never helped anyone
8 Jun 2021 - 6:40AM
Letters | Why it’s time for Hong Kong to ditch Disney

Hong Kong Disneyland would be better off on Hainan island, with the space to build a proper-sized park to rival its Asian peers. Hong Kong could then use the land to build some much-needed housing.

Hong Kong Disneyland would be better off on Hainan island, with the space to build a proper-sized park to rival its Asian peers. Hong Kong could then use the land to build some much-needed housing.

Why it’s time for Hong Kong to ditch Disney
8 Jun 2021 - 6:25AM
Letters | Kindness of Hong Kong’s Covid-19 vaccination corps deserves our praise

Doctors, nurses and staff at Tsuen King Circuit Sports Centre showed their most professional and humane side.

Doctors, nurses and staff at Tsuen King Circuit Sports Centre showed their most professional and humane side.

Kindness of Hong Kong’s Covid-19 vaccination corps deserves our praise
7 Jun 2021 - 6:55AM
Letters | Climate change battle won’t be won without fossil fuel action

People have been misled into believing that individual actions to protect our environment will determine our future, and if not, we’d have failed. The greatest threat to ecosystems, and humankind, is the fossil fuel industry and its carbon emissions.

People have been misled into believing that individual actions to protect our environment will determine our future, and if not, we’d have failed. The greatest threat to ecosystems, and humankind, is the fossil fuel industry and its carbon emissions.

Climate change battle won’t be won without fossil fuel action
7 Jun 2021 - 6:45AM
Letters | Hong Kong housing: Queen’s Hill residents left to suffer the impact of planning gap

When planning new town developments, the authorities must ensure supporting infrastructure is in place in time.

When planning new town developments, the authorities must ensure supporting infrastructure is in place in time.

Hong Kong housing: Queen’s Hill residents left to suffer the impact of planning gap
7 Jun 2021 - 6:05AM
Letters | China and the West in a ‘space race’? Not so fast

Western media coverage of China’s recent space missions seems to be building a narrative of competition, instead of celebrating them as achievements for all of humanity.

Western media coverage of China’s recent space missions seems to be building a narrative of competition, instead of celebrating them as achievements for all of humanity.

China and the West in a ‘space race’? Not so fast
7 Jun 2021 - 11:31AM
Letters | Hong Kong housing: if Carrie Lam won’t solve the problem, let someone else do it

It is hard to be convinced the city’s chief executive is interested in solving the housing problem or has the ability to get Hong Kong back to normal.

It is hard to be convinced the city’s chief executive is interested in solving the housing problem or has the ability to get Hong Kong back to normal.

Hong Kong housing: if Carrie Lam won’t solve the problem, let someone else do it
6 Jun 2021 - 7:45AM
Letters | Say no to meat, keep Hong Kong healthy and green

Carbon footprints are not just about vehicles and aeroplanes burning fossil fuels, but dietary choices as well. It is time for Hong Kong to embrace plant-based alternatives.

Carbon footprints are not just about vehicles and aeroplanes burning fossil fuels, but dietary choices as well. It is time for Hong Kong to embrace plant-based alternatives.

Say no to meat, keep Hong Kong healthy and green
6 Jun 2021 - 7:00AM