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Is second-hand market the way out for overconsumed items?

2019-01-14

Overconsumption leads to a waste of money and resources. Nowadays, there are lots of second-hand platforms where consumers could buy and sell used items. Is it a sustainable way to manage second-hand items or just intensifying consumption?



Rethinking the needs of slashies I: Changes in formal education

2019-01-07

Writing articles during the day, bartending at night, and making handicrafts for sale online in their spare time……When more and more youth become slashies who have multiple careers, they need to be a ‘jack-of-all-trades’. How could formal education change to address their needs?


How to ensure fair and open public-private partnership in land development?

2019-01-04

While the Government has promulgated a new housing supply target and adjusted the ratio of public/private split to 70:30, how to provide more land to meet the target remains the core issue. In order to boost land supply, the public-private partnership (PPP) approach was proposed earlier to develop private agricultural land in the New Territories. However, the public is skeptical of the PPP model. How should the Government move forward and address the public concern?


New year, new trends: The trickery of ‘deep fakes’

2018-12-31

We are entering an era where the power of machine learning can be used to produce fake videos that seem authentic. People with bad intentions may manipulate videos, the so-called ‘deep fakes’, to do something harmful to the society. Are there ways to combat deep fakes?