A pilot programme to pay taxi fares with Octopus cards was launched on December 7, 2017, with 30 participating taxis installed with an Octopus reader. However, cashless payments and a digital lifestyle have yet to become widespread in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout

‘Smart city Hong Kong’ dreams risk being dashed without ambitious leadership on tech

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A pilot programme to pay taxi fares with Octopus cards was launched on December 7, 2017, with 30 participating taxis installed with an Octopus reader. However, cashless payments and a digital lifestyle have yet to become widespread in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout
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