An expansive budget may sound like anathema to believers of HK’s traditional economic policy. But perhaps that’s what HK needs to minimize the risk of slipping into an economic recession.
Strategic rebalancing promised by president-elect could help fix damage done in Asia-Pacific and the war on terror
RCEP Asian trade deal charts slow and steady progress despite likely demise of US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership
While the US is fond of having a finger in every foreign pie and acts as if it is standing on the moral high ground, it should reflect upon its own inadequacies at home.
Paul Surtees writes that despite recent political tensions we all have very good reasons to be grateful to be living in the city — and provides some impressive examples.
The fact is, it is not easy to increase the supply of public housing sharply. Building public housing is a very complicated task. Much pre-construction work is required.
Whether doubling the tax, or stamp duty, on property transactions will work is open to debate at this stage. Its effectiveness may not even matter as the market faces the threat of rising interest rates.
What really defies common sense and logic is that the two disgraced former legislators-elect were resisting the central government exercising its sovereign rule over the SAR, on the one hand, and openly inviting foreign government’s intervention, on the other.
The descent of convicted murderer Rurik Jutting into a nightmare of substance abuse culminating in wanton, vicious sadism exposes dangerous fault lines in society and is an urgent call to responsibility.
Hong Kong has failed to correctly appreciate the merits of the B&R Initiative because many locals accepted the ‘China’s Marshall Plan’ assumption without asking why.