Chief Executive Carrie Lam has delivered the final Policy Address of her current term, where laid out a new blueprint for housing and land investment, as well as a restructuring of government departments. She also hailed a “new era” in Hong Kong, vowing more legislation to double down on national security concerns and integrate the city with China. Scroll down for our full coverage.
“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.