Late February, the Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po presented his first budget address for Hong Kong. The most eye-catching aspect was his promise to reserve $10 billion for supporting Innovation and Technology (I&T) development, though no details were available. 繼續閱讀
The 2017 Policy Address and the 2017-18 Budget will soon be released in January and February respectively.
For a long time, Hong Kong has been troubled by problems such as lack of upward mobility for young people, a shortage of usable land, a widening gap between the rich and the poor, a lack of diversity in business sector and slow economic growth. During the past year, I have been exchanging views with members of Smart City Consortium, experts and organisations in the field. The realisation of Smart City could provide answers for many of the challenges Hong Kong faces. The measures to be proposed in the Policy Address and the Budget could benefit from these recommendations: 繼續閱讀
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The 2016-17 Budget carries on the direction of the Policy Address, where there is substantial mention of policies related to innovation and technology development. These include the Pilot Technology Voucher Program that encourages SMEs to use technology to conduct research and development, the development of robots and intelligent home care, and continuous promotion of Fintech development. This is encouraging news for the technology sector. 繼續閱讀
The public consultation on retirement protection has attracted overwhelming social attention. A reliable and balanced retirement scheme is important to our society, but equally crucial is the government’s technology drive for a better economy. In this way, Hong Kong will be better equipped to face a host of challenges. As an advocate of Hong Kong’s information technology development, I have some suggestions for the upcoming policy address and budget. 繼續閱讀