On the mainland, a strong focus on research, and entrepreneurial spirit within academia have driven the country’s success as a breeding ground for innovation. In Hong Kong, technology development has been sluggish and entrepreneurship is less encouraged among university researchers. This must change.
Hong Kong has defied international doomsayers and gone from strength to strength as its economic development has become more aligned with mainland China’s. China’s economic growth has helped boost Hong Kong’s standing as a financial hub, drawing in business and talent from around the world.
Inconsistent, opaque government practices are still separating families and exacerbating Hong Kong’s mental health crisis. The government should review these policies, improve transparency and promote greater well-being.
A better system is needed for private-sector GPs and family doctors in the community to share the burden of non-urgent patients with the Hospital Authority – and to prevent the health care system from coming under similar strain in the future.