Immigration Department deputy director Erick Tsang Kwok-wai with an early version of the next smart ID card to be issued in Hong Kong this December. Photo: Winson Wong

How the humble Hong Kong identity card got smart and became vital for life in the city

Modest piece of plastic due for next microchip upgrade at annual recurring cost of HK$84 billion from 2019 onwards

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Immigration Department deputy director Erick Tsang Kwok-wai with an early version of the next smart ID card to be issued in Hong Kong this December. Photo: Winson Wong
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