17 February 2018

Li Tsz-chung

HKEJ contributor
  • The punishment meted out to Agnes Chow, who has been barred from Legco by-elections, is likely to prompt pro-democracy activists into toning down their rhetoric. Photo: HKEJ

    Chow disqualification: What does it bode for our politics?

    - Feb 9, 2018 12:11pm
    With Agnes Chow Ting of Demosistō party barred from running in the upcoming Legislative Council by-elections, it indicates that Beijing has zero tolerance for not only independence advocacy but also for any suggestion of “democratic self-determination”...
  • The government should build a territory-wide free WiFi network to enable our citizens to adopt information technologies in their everyday lives. Photo: GovHK

    How the government should spend its huge surplus

    - Jan 24, 2018 11:42am
    Hong Kong’s stock market continues to surge and shows no sign of slowing down. Apart from positive external factors such as the sudden and dramatic easing of the North Korea nuclear crisis and US President Donald...
  • According to a study published by Hong Kong's transport authorities last year, a new luxury bus service should ensure three things: 1. Offer a more comfortable journey to passengers; 2. Provide a more rapid service, and 3. Offer more facilities insid

    Luxury bus lines: Why not?

    - Jan 18, 2018 11:19am
    The Hong Kong government has proposed allowing the launch a new luxury bus service that would see fares pegged 50 percent higher than the city’s existing public bus fleets. The proposal immediately drew fire from a...
  • A ruling by China's parliament in relation to special joint checkpoint arrangements for a cross-border express rail ink has been slammed in Hong Kong as 'the most retrograde step to date in the implementation of the Basic Law.' Photo: Bloom

    Time for Hong Kong people to wake up to reality

    - Jan 12, 2018 10:30am
    More than 20 years after Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, a planned “co-location arrangement” in relation to a cross-border express rail link is causing the biggest ripple of shock in Hong Kong under the “One...
  • Beijing will never agree to full-scale democracy in Hong Kong, given fears of separatism. Photo: Bloomberg

    If you can’t beat them, join them

    - Nov 16, 2017 11:47am
    Everybody knows that Beijing is unlikely to allow Hong Kong to have genuine democracy. It is because the “celestial empire” mentality still very much prevails among our Beijing leaders, under which they are always mindful of...
  • Hong Kong can at best churn out 28,000 new homes every year, including PRH units. Photo: HKEJ

    Time for drastic review of housing policy

    - Nov 10, 2017 10:48am
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor sparked a firestorm of controversy with her remark during a media interview that when the stock of public rental housing (PRH) flats reaches 800,000, it would be sufficient to satisfy...
  • The highest form of learning is 'happy learning', under which once a person's interest in a particular subject is sparked, they will start digging deeper and deeper into that subject and have fun doing it. Photo: HKEJ

    Why standard learning hours is a bad idea

    - Sep 19, 2017 9:59am
    Recently, some groups have proposed legislating for “standard learning hours” as a solution to the mounting study-related stress among our students, which they believe could lie at the root of teen suicides. According to the proposal,...
  • Many of the highly polluting industrial plants and intensive farms currently in Beijing will be relocated to Xiongan. Photo: Reuters

    Can man really prevail over nature?

    - Apr 11, 2017 10:42am
    The media hype over the proposed Xiongan New Area has triggered a frenzy of buying into stocks related to the development program, which officials have referred to as a monumental state project that will have implications for...
  • Compared with John Tsang (left), Woo Kwok-hing (right) is a weaker contender against CY Leung (center). Photos: HKEJ, Reuters

    CE election: One candidate, two, or three?

    - Nov 8, 2016 12:53pm
    Under the Basic Law, Hong Kong is entitled to 50 years of high degree of autonomy. And Beijing did keep its promise, not interfering in our internal affairs during the early days after the 1997 handover....
  • The Liberal Party only secured four seats in the Legco election, but if it breaks ranks with other pro-Beijing parties on particular issues, that can reduce the total number of votes the government can secure to a razor-thin majority over the opposition.

    Liberal Party and Democratic Party: The decisive minority

    - Sep 14, 2016 10:55am
    With the Legislative Council election over, let’s take stock of the election results and assess their implications for the political scene in our city over the next four years. The voter turnout hit a record 58...

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