期待香港智慧城市更上一層樓 – 明報

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期待已久的《智慧城市藍圖2.0 》( 以下簡稱《藍圖2.0 》)終於在12 月10 日推出,連同2017 年的70 多個項目,今次有約130 個,數量無疑增加了近一倍,值得鼓舞。不過今天全球競爭激烈,在新冠肺炎疫情大挫本地經濟下,我們更需快馬加鞭,因此我要對這份《藍圖2.0》尤其創科方面提出以下問題:

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution needs to be fair and transparent – China Daily

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The world is eagerly looking forward to a COVID-19 vaccine. It is anticipated that the vaccines will be available by the end of this year, then everyone will hopefully regain their freedom after vaccination. There will be no more fear of infection during gatherings or travel, and no need to wear masks. At present, different places like the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have participated in the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility). How to distribute vaccines fairly and effectively among countries and among different communities has become an important topic. There are billions of people around the world who need vaccines; how can such a huge demand be met in a short period of time? How should the distribution be fair and just, regardless of social status? These are the questions that deserve attention.

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Better city planning for tackling ageing problem in GBA – EJ Insight

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Based on a forecast by the Census and Statistics Department, the over-85s group in Hong Kong would rise sharply 10 years later, and the rapid growth is expected to remain for 20 years. Similar to Hong Kong, Guangdong Province (GD) also sees its growing ageing population with the age of 65 and above exceeding 10 million this year and well above 30 million in 30 years’ time.

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香港迎中國新基建機遇 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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內地今年提倡「新基建」,即以創新科技把基建智能化,對沖經濟下行壓力。其範圍涵括5G、物聯網、人工智能、數據中心,以及傳統如鐵路、機場、水利等的升級整合。內地大型證券行海通國際預測,未來5年須就新基建投資17.5萬億元人民幣;投資銀行摩根士丹利則估計,未來11年將耗資13萬億元人民幣,投資肯定龐大。這樣重大的機遇,我認為香港可從兩方面參與:

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GIS ensures a fair and smooth election process – Harbour Times

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Finally, the eye-catching United States presidential election is over. But how could the public be assured of fairness, transparency and efficiency in the election process? How did it ensure safety in casting a vote under the COVID-19 epidemic? Recently, the Harvard Kennedy School published an article analysing how advanced technologies, such as geographic information system (GlS) and electronic map software, have enabled more than 100 million eligible voters to vote smoothly.

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