This year is significant in China's political calendar as the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress will convene in Beijing in the second half of this year.
Held in the midst of an economic downturn, the 51st Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo has also set an example of how the troubled retail sector can beat the sales slump.
Hong Kong and Shenzhen’s move to jointly develop an innovation and technology park in the Lok Ma Chau Loop could prove to be a milestone in the SAR’s economic development.
It would be very foolish to engineer a decline in housing prices as this could result in serious consequences for the economy and for people’s livelihoods.
Uncertainties remain, but Hong Kong may be especially vulnerable because of its status as the interface between a declining world order and an emerging new world order.
A group of European Union parliamentarians have added their voices to calls from climate action groups and much of Europe's solar industry for an end to punitive tariffs on Chinese solar power equipment.
Ever since Donald Trump won the United States' presidential election, analysts across the world have written tons of articles with some expressing "cautious optimism" and others "guarded pessimism".
The year 2016 will be remembered for many things, not least of which is how the old world order got tossed out and a new world order got established.
The Central Economic Work Conference, held in Beijing in mid-December, set the tone for economic development in 2017.
Chan Tak-leung looks ahead at 2017 and offers some advice for the SAR, saying it should work hard to maintain its unique role as a window to the nation and to facilitate the Belt and Road Initiative.