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US must address rich-poor life expectancy gap
To preserve Hong Kong’s World War II history, digitise wartime materials in public libraries
Letters | What Hong Kong can agree on in divided times: the need to protect its uniqueness

There is consensus that Hong Kong’s uniqueness arises from the intersection of the Western system, traditional Chinese society and Lingnan culture. Preserving this would benefit both the city and the nation.

9 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

There is consensus that Hong Kong’s uniqueness arises from the intersection of the Western system, traditional Chinese society and Lingnan culture. Preserving this would benefit both the city and the nation.

What Hong Kong can agree on in divided times: the need to protect its uniqueness
‘Democratic’ US over ‘communist’ China for freedom and liberty? Think again
Letters | Coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on minds, along with jobs and sense of security

Covid-19 has caused fear and panic, not only over possible infection, but also essential supplies and protective gear, and over job losses as economies stall. The risks of anxiety and depression, and even suicide, are all too real.

9 Jul 2020 - 6:40AM

Covid-19 has caused fear and panic, not only over possible infection, but also essential supplies and protective gear, and over job losses as economies stall. The risks of anxiety and depression, and even suicide, are all too real.

Coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on minds, along with jobs and sense of security
Letters | Where does Hong Kong’s national security law leave information security?

It is unclear how IT consultants should handle spyware found on client’s computers, or how the law might apply to researchers outside Hong Kong who publish findings related to malicious software.

8 Jul 2020 - 7:45AM

It is unclear how IT consultants should handle spyware found on client’s computers, or how the law might apply to researchers outside Hong Kong who publish findings related to malicious software.

Where does Hong Kong’s national security law leave information security?
Look to China’s past to grasp Hong Kong’s future under national security law
Letters | Let all of Hong Kong celebrate Gay Pride

Despite government inertia to outlaw discrimination against sexual minorities, some district councillors have pledged support for the LGBT cause in various ways, including by supporting this year’s Pride Parade. The rest should join in

8 Jul 2020 - 6:45AM

Despite government inertia to outlaw discrimination against sexual minorities, some district councillors have pledged support for the LGBT cause in various ways, including by supporting this year’s Pride Parade. The rest should join in

Let all of Hong Kong celebrate Gay Pride
Hong Kong government must support all firms that hire elderly workers
Letters | China’s moves in Asia go well beyond ‘increased assertiveness’

When China consciously ignores the pleas of those it has disputes with, overrides the decisions of the international court and proceeds with building naval bases in disputed territory, this is naked aggression. To call it assertiveness ignores the geopolitical game that is going on.

7 Jul 2020 - 7:30AM

When China consciously ignores the pleas of those it has disputes with, overrides the decisions of the international court and proceeds with building naval bases in disputed territory, this is naked aggression. To call it assertiveness ignores the geopolitical game that is going on.

China’s moves in Asia go well beyond ‘increased assertiveness’
Letters | Covid-19 or Aids: world must fight inequalities to fight epidemics

With Aids-related deaths and new infections exceeding the targets set for 2019, more must be done to tackle the entrenched inequalities that put certain groups at higher risk of infection.

7 Jul 2020 - 7:00AM

With Aids-related deaths and new infections exceeding the targets set for 2019, more must be done to tackle the entrenched inequalities that put certain groups at higher risk of infection.

Covid-19 or Aids: world must fight inequalities to fight epidemics
Hong Kong courts must not become a weapon of state power
Hong Kong people let down by lack of leadership and answers on security law
Letters | Crisis helplines should not be judged by speed of response

Many factors determine the speed of response but, for the caller, it’s the quality of care provided by the answering social worker or volunteer that counts.

6 Jul 2020 - 6:55AM

Many factors determine the speed of response but, for the caller, it’s the quality of care provided by the answering social worker or volunteer that counts.

Crisis helplines should not be judged by speed of response
UK and Boris Johnson must make good on promises to Hong Kong people
Letters | Is Hong Kong ready for reconciliation? The writing is on Facebook walls

The ‘tribalism’ that results from the growing power of online technology companies is much in evidence in Hong Kong.

5 Jul 2020 - 7:25AM

The ‘tribalism’ that results from the growing power of online technology companies is much in evidence in Hong Kong.

Is Hong Kong ready for reconciliation? The writing is on Facebook walls
Letters | Protecting Hong Kong children’s health and safety is everyone’s responsibility

Recent moves by the Social Welfare Department and Law Reform Commission represent welcome progress in efforts to enhance cooperation and awareness of safeguarding children among organisations and individuals that have a duty of care toward the young.

5 Jul 2020 - 7:00AM

Recent moves by the Social Welfare Department and Law Reform Commission represent welcome progress in efforts to enhance cooperation and awareness of safeguarding children among organisations and individuals that have a duty of care toward the young.

Protecting Hong Kong children’s health and safety is everyone’s responsibility
Chinese companies listed in the US need a safe haven. Will Hong Kong be it?
Hong Kong independence supporters only want to destroy our beloved city
Letters | Why the media owe Hong Kong’s arrested young protesters an apology

The media helped to create a climate that allowed young rioters to feel like warriors for justice, leaving many of them with nothing but a criminal record and regret.

4 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

The media helped to create a climate that allowed young rioters to feel like warriors for justice, leaving many of them with nothing but a criminal record and regret.

Why the media owe Hong Kong’s arrested young protesters an apology
National security law puts Hong Kong people in uncharted waters
Letters | Coronavirus response shows Hong Kong can beat plastic addiction if it chooses to

We must deal with plastic waste sensibly and intelligently. By rethinking our behaviour and recycling from the perspective of preventing the next pandemic, we can strive toward a brighter, greener and more sustainable future.

4 Jul 2020 - 7:05AM

We must deal with plastic waste sensibly and intelligently. By rethinking our behaviour and recycling from the perspective of preventing the next pandemic, we can strive toward a brighter, greener and more sustainable future.

Coronavirus response shows Hong Kong can beat plastic addiction if it chooses to
Hong Kong must name and shame those sowing discord in society
Letters | Hong Kong national security law aims to expand Beijing’s rule of fear on the people

What is most frightening is perhaps not the probability of actual prosecution triggered by offences against the national security law as much as the authorised percolation of the regime – the invasion of the state narrative into all aspects of Hong Kong’s social, academic and political life.

3 Jul 2020 - 7:40AM

What is most frightening is perhaps not the probability of actual prosecution triggered by offences against the national security law as much as the authorised percolation of the regime – the invasion of the state narrative into all aspects of Hong Kong’s social, academic and political life.

Hong Kong national security law aims to expand Beijing’s rule of fear on the people
Letters | Covid-19 crisis shows why Hong Kong must overhaul its tourism industry

Use pandemic relief to encourage travel agencies showing innovation and adaptability, such as by subsidising local tours, but refrain from using travel compensation fund to prop up agencies. Focus less on a single market or commission-based shopping.

3 Jul 2020 - 7:15AM

Use pandemic relief to encourage travel agencies showing innovation and adaptability, such as by subsidising local tours, but refrain from using travel compensation fund to prop up agencies. Focus less on a single market or commission-based shopping.

Covid-19 crisis shows why Hong Kong must overhaul its tourism industry
How Hong Kong university experience can be enriched through general education
Letters | Hong Kong coronavirus curbs: Hubei recovery should prompt entry ban rethink

With no new cases reported since May 19, the mainland province is no longer the epicentre of the outbreak and should not be treated as such.

2 Jul 2020 - 7:30AM

With no new cases reported since May 19, the mainland province is no longer the epicentre of the outbreak and should not be treated as such.

Hong Kong coronavirus curbs: Hubei recovery should prompt entry ban rethink
Polluted Hong Kong waters make for a nasty summer surprise
Contrast treatment of Meng Wanzhou with that of Canadians awaiting trial in China
Letters | Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority used IT to fight Covid-19 and stands prepared for future challenges

From the activation of an electronic platform for monitoring cases and its quick deployment at the AsiaWorld-Expo testing centre to the roll-out of tele-care services, the Hospital Authority has used technology as a tool to battle Covid-19.

2 Jul 2020 - 6:45AM

From the activation of an electronic platform for monitoring cases and its quick deployment at the AsiaWorld-Expo testing centre to the roll-out of tele-care services, the Hospital Authority has used technology as a tool to battle Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority used IT to fight Covid-19 and stands prepared for future challenges