Chief Executive Carrie Lam is delivering the final Policy Address of her current term, where she is expected to lay out a new blueprint for housing and land policy, as well as a restructuring of government departments.
“The lack of appropriate teaching and learning materials has serious consequences for students in an education system where kindergarten is about much more than sandpits and singing,” writes Maggie Holmes.
A forecast of the number of households is the key to determining future housing needs, thus one would expect that these numbers are credible and solidly developed. However, a review of the government’s analysis does not give taxpayers much comfort, writes Tom Yam.
“Collectively, we are still behaving as if the environment is a ‘soft’ issue, an afterthought for days when we want to feel pious and not talk about ugly politics. It is not,” writes Ilaria Maria Sala.
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