24 January 2018

Chow Sung-ming

Member of the Shadow Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee, a non-governmental organization
  • Link REIT was a heated topic of debate during the 2012 Legislative Council election. Photo: HKEJ

    Political debates need not be boring

    - Aug 16, 2016 10:36am
    For years elections in Hong Kong have been notorious for their monotony, and the lack of substantial campaign themes that can truly engage the public. In fact, some have referred to the Legislative Council elections as...
  • Residents of public housing estates in remote areas all too often have no access to fresh food nearby. Photo: Internet

    Hong Kong’s poverty relief measures a total failure

    - Jul 26, 2016 11:36am
    In 2013 the government announced that it would set the official poverty line at 50 percent of Hong Kong’s median monthly domestic household income. Families earning less than that would be considered living below the poverty line....
  • Outdoor flea markets in public housing estates could be an effective way to fight the monopoly of Link REIT's shopping malls. Photo: HKEJ

    How we can free our people from the Link REIT’s rip-offs

    - Jun 7, 2016 9:15am
    Nineteen years after Hong Kong was handed over to China, our society is witnessing polarization of unprecedented proportions, with social discontent mounting and the wealth gap continuing to widen. Among the numerous factors that are contributing...
  • Civic participation and public awareness of civil rights are the best weapons against tyranny and repression. Photo: HKEJ

    A milder approach to preserving our way of life

    - Jan 26, 2016 3:50pm
    On Jan. 16, 2013, Benny Tai, then an associate professor in the University of Hong Kong law faculty, published an article in the Hong Kong Economic Journal which proposed the idea of Occupy Central for the...
  • The recent 'public engagement' program launched by the government regarding the redevelopment of the east Tsim Sha Tsui harborfront is just tokenism, since only those who are invited can express their views. Photo: HKEJ

    Since when has ‘one country, one system’ taken over?

    - Oct 13, 2015 9:25am
    Although the Town Planning Board received more than 50,000 public submissions on the North East New Territories New Development Program, an overwhelming majority of which were against it, the TPB gave the highly controversial project the green...
  • Hong Kong is virtually becoming more and more like a giant shopping mall tailored to suit the tastes of mainland tourists. Photo: HKEJ

    The Airbnb and the oversupply of hotel suites

    - Sep 15, 2015 4:49pm
    In recent months Hong Kong has witnessed a slump in the number of tourists. While many in the tourism and retail industries urge the government to lift the control on the export of infant formula and...
  • While Hongkongers are struggling to have access to the tiniest open space, our counterparts in Taipei have been designing and running their own green neighborhoods. Photo: Internet

    Another good reason to move to Taiwan

    - Sep 8, 2015 12:11pm
    I have been discussing the concept of collaboration in Bologna, Italy, under which the local community performs some general functions of government formerly assumed by the central authorities. If New World Development is genuinely enthusiastic about...

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