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Letter To Hong Kong
6 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Katharina Reimer, Executive Director, Karen Leung Foundation
September commemorates Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month – I am grateful to be here today to talk about an issue that is the driving force behind the Karen Leung Foundation, and the work I and the team does day in and day out since 2013. The Kare...
7 minutes | May 30, 2021
Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group
Almost a year and a half has passed since the pandemic started, we are still surviving. This is definitely not easy. There is virtually no night life in Hong Kong as known a city never sleeps. The last two years have been hard for all the industries e...
8 minutes | May 23, 2021
Mrs. Ayesha Macpherson Lau, Chairman of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority
Dear D and Mother, So much has happened in Hong Kong since you left us in April 2016 and November 2017. Suffice to say, after some unprecedented challenges to the way of life as you knew it, Hong Kong has returned to stability and should be back on ...
9 minutes | May 16, 2021
Ricky CHU Man-kin, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission
Dear fellow Hongkongers, The Equal Opportunities Commission was established in 1996 with the vision to create a pluralistic and inclusive society free from discrimination. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, allow me to invite you on...
8 minutes | May 9, 2021
Dr Gabriel Choi, president of the Hong Kong Medical Association
Hi Matthew, how are things in Toronto? I heard that the epidemic is still pretty scary down there. Be healthy and safe and stick with hand washing, safe distancing, and masking. Say hello to my daughter-in-law and my grandson and I hope to see them s...
7 minutes | May 2, 2021
Executive Councillor Ronny Tong
Just the other day, someone asked me a question many had asked before, “What is the biggest challenge to the success of One Country Two Systems?” The answer came to me almost instantly: without a doubt, lies and misinformation. You may ask, aren’t they...
7 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Professor Ho Lok-sang, Senior Research Fellow, Pan Sutong Shanghai-HK Economic Policy Research Insti
Dear Fellow Hongkongers: Former University of Hong Kong President Professor Wang Gungwu and his wife recently published a memoir, whose Chinese title literally means: “Home is when you find peace in your mind: Memoirs of Wang Gungwu.” Indeed, if y...
7 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
To the technology-loving youngsters of Hong Kong, Let me start by saying that the future is all yours. The disruption by technology is obvious in every aspect of our lives and every corner of the world. You are using smart phones, the internet,...
9 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung
Good morning, Hong Kong. The fourth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for some time. To our great relief, the number of local confirmed cases has remained at low levels in recent days. The Government’s multi-pronged strategy of ...
8 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Dr Eugene Chan, President of the Association of Hong Kong Professionals
Dear fellow Hongkongers, Hong Kong is my home, and it is also your home. I was born, and brought up in a middle-class family in Hong Kong. I truly love Hong Kong and have lived here all my life. I was fortunate enough to have been able to go abro...
9 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Lo Kin-hei, chairman of the Democratic Party, and chairman of Southern District Council
Dear Hong Kong, Life wasn't easy in 2020. The fast-changing political environment, the pandemic and its effects were hard for HongKongers to swallow. I have seen how individuals suffered throughout the year; the loss of job and income, the difficu...
8 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Henry Fan, Chairman of the Hospital Authority
Thomas, my dear classmate: How are you doing in Vancouver? I heard Canada's Immunisation Programme has entered the second phase and I am sure you can't wait for your turn to receive the vaccination. I am very pleased to share with you that Hong Kong ...
10 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Paul Chan, Financial Secretary
Good morning, Hong Kong. Less than three weeks ago, I delivered my fifth Budget as Financial Secretary. I can tell you they haven’t got any easier, though I do seem to be breaking records. In recent years, Hong Kong has contended with a record-hig...
10 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Dr David Fang, Past Chairman of the HKSAR Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee
My Dear Sons, The Government recently proposed to amend the Medical Registration Ordinance to allow non-Hongkong medical graduates full registration to practise without examination. The proposal is limited to Hong Kong citizens graduating from approv...
10 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Bernard Chan, Convenor of the Executive Council
Good morning Hong Kong! Do you know where your trash goes? This is a question I enjoyed asking friends and colleagues during the time when I was chairman of the Sustainable Development Council and working on the issue of municipal solid waste in Ho...
7 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Felix Chung, the Leader of the Liberal Party
Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Year of the Ox marks the beginning of a new year. We all wish for it to be a better and prosperous year, where we finally put an end to the ongoing pandemic. Earlier, The SAR government had announced that classes would gradual...
10 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Cheng Lai King, Chairwoman of the Central & Western District Council
Good morning, Folks of Hong Kong, Today is Valentine’s Day, of which we all should have had been gathering with our families and beloved ones. However, due to COVID-19 infection control measures, we must stay at home and keep social distancing. It i...
9 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Law Chi-kwong, Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Dear Julian (Hutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation Professor of School of Social Welfare of University of California, Berkeley, Professor Julian Chow), How are you? Long time no see. The infection rate in California has recently dropped by more ...
10 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Alan Leong, Civic Party Chairman
Dear Tom, In our recent telephone conversation, you told me you had been feeling distressed and depressed about what happened in Hong Kong in the year past. Who isn’t feeling the same if he has a heart for Hong Kong? It is however no good just to m...
8 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Roundtable legislator, Michael Tien
My dear fellow citizens of Hong Kong, I woke up on a recent Thursday to watch the news. I couldn't believe my eyes. A group of demonstrators stormed the US Congress, causing many casualties. I don’t think anyone would have imagined that this country – ...
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