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How to figure out how much money you need to retire?


In recent years, some professional economists use ‘Replacement Rate’ as one of the indicators when they talked about retirement protection. What is this indicator? What implications does it have for Hong Kong employees’ retirement plans?

Using mobile apps to encourage silver-hair volunteering


Although currently the percentage of local elders who take part in volunteer work seems not high, research suggests, with proper motivation, many of them are willing to be a new source of volunteers for Hong Kong. Training classes and online platforms may just do the trick.

Now’s the time for further reform in local primary care


The public healthcare system in Hong Kong has been strained by the huge demand. It is not uncommon for patients to experience long waiting times before getting to see specialists in certain areas. While the Government is trying to alleviate the problems by allocating more resources to primary healthcare, they may also need to embark on a major transformation to specific areas that require attention.

Dafen Oil Painting Village: From reproduction to pursuing originality


Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, a tourist attraction that has featured in well-known travel guide Lonely Planet, is renowned for its oil painting reproductions. At the same time, it has been trying to pursue a different course by producing original artworks with Chinese culture characteristics. Dafen's attempts in transformation may be a lesson for all communities that are considering revitalisation and renewal.

Fake meat: Can it comply with food safety standards?


As people become more health-conscious, they realise excessive meat consumption contributes to a number of health issues and environmental problems. In recent years, scientists have been working on alternatives to meat. Are these alternatives considered as ‘real meat’ by consumers? Will they bring any hidden food safety concerns?