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.
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.