The waterfront at Wan Chai, with the Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Star Ferry pier and building works for the MTR’s Sha Tin-Central line. Photo: Sam Tsang

What Hong Kong can learn from Lisbon on enhancing iconic waterfront: better planning could make it our pride and joy

  • Lisbon offers a good example of how to use original tramways and a waterfront cable-way to cater to tourism. Sometimes it pays to go back to the future
Topic |   Urban planning

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The waterfront at Wan Chai, with the Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Star Ferry pier and building works for the MTR’s Sha Tin-Central line. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Financial Secretary Paul Chan after presenting the 2019-2020 budget. This year he offered tax breaks to salary earners and subsidies for students . Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong budget explainer: sweeteners, subsidies – and who stands to benefit from what

  • Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan lays out spending plan amid slower growth and a shrinking fiscal surplus
  • Chan provides breaks for workers, students and businesses but the assistance was not at last year’s level.
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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Financial Secretary Paul Chan after presenting the 2019-2020 budget. This year he offered tax breaks to salary earners and subsidies for students . Photo: Sam Tsang
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