Four ways Hong Kong policy address can focus on jobless youth – South China Morning Post


The focus of Hong Kong’s policy address this year should be youth unemployment. The latest unemployment rates for those aged 15-19 years and 20-24 years are 18.8 per cent and 14.3 per cent respectively – up to triple the overall average of just over 6 per cent.


HK should look to overseas experience when creating eID – China Daily



Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor mentioned in her Policy Address that the government hoped to develop Hong Kong into a smart city, with implementing an electronic identity (eID) a priority. Prioritizing eID implementation is certainly the right move as it is the backbone of a smart city. An officially recognized eID can help the public carry out various online activities; it also facilitates the government’s promotion of electronic government services. Compared with pioneers such as Estonia and Singapore, Hong Kong is a laggard in the application of this technology. But being a late starter could be an advantage in the sense that the city can take a short cut by learning from successful foreign experiences. 繼續閱讀

My questions to the Chief Executive’s upcoming policy address – ComputerWorld Hong Kong



Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (CE) Carrie Lam is expected to release her maiden Policy Address in October. IT is increasingly important for our economic development. As a practitioner within the industry, I anticipate our new CE to answer the following IT-related policies and questions. 繼續閱讀

Smart city initiative vital in taking HK forward – China Daily



Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will deliver her first policy address soon. The public have long expected that the new CE would use her maiden policy address to tackle major problems, one of which is to help inject new impetus into Hong Kong’s economy, and provide our young people with more opportunities for upward mobility. I think a smart city which emphasizes bottom-up participation, utilizing information and communications technology to improve our quality of employment and life is certainly the way forward. 繼續閱讀

A smart path for Hong Kong – South China Morning Post



Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, in her upcoming policy address, should seek to unite the community and capture development opportunities. Her address should focus on four aspects of information technology, an increasingly important area for economic development. 繼續閱讀