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Dim sum has bright future in Hong Kong despite decline in chef numbers, say industry insiders - South China Morning Post

Making dim sum requires years of training and practice, and long and unsocial hours. It's no surprise the number of specialist chefs has declined, although new restaurants and new ideas are sparking a resurgence of interest in the Cantonese favourite ...and more »

Why the Hong Kong government can't buy its way to an innovative tech scene - South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong public should be familiar with the rhetoric, if not the efforts, of successive administrations to drive innovation, often seen as the holy grail of economic development. The latest push came in the form of a HK$17 billion package in this ...and more »

Hong Kong independence not feasible ... for now, says new pro-democracy group Demosisto - South China Morning Post

Demosisto, a new party launched on Sunday by student activists who co-led the Occupy sit-ins in 2014, has pledged to advocate self-determination for Hong Kong and plans to field two lists of candidates in the upcoming Legislative Council polls. The new ...and more »

Hong Kong's umbrella movement spawns new political party - The Guardian

At pro-democracy protests in 2014, activists used umbrellas to take cover from pepper spray fired by riot police. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters. Hong Kong. Hong Kong's umbrella movement spawns new political party. Demosisto party, founded by some of ...and more »

Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Launches New Political Party - TIME

Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong student activist who emerged as a figurehead of the city's pro-democracy protest movement in 2014, has launched a new political party to demand further political reforms to counterbalance mainland Chinese rule. The party ...and more »

Why Hong Kong's banks aren't interested in your business - Hong Kong Free Press

The whole of the Hong Kong commentariat – or at least that segment of it which likes banks and the Hong Kong government – has been churning out explanations for Joshua Wong's mysterious difficulty in opening a bank account at HSBC. As often happens ...and more »

They're young, vocal and very, very determined ... but how do Hong Kong's newest political parties differ? - South China Morning Post

Two new groups that share a firm belief in self-determination for Hong Kong will be running head-to-head in the Legislative Council elections in September because of differences over protest tactics. While Demosisto and Youngspiration agree that ...and more »

Criticism of Hong Kong's proposed third runway should be based on facts - South China Morning Post

In February this year, the Town Planning Board completed its review of the draft outline zoning plan supporting a three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport and agreed to submit it to the Chief Executive in Council for approval. This will ...and more »

Hong Kong's reliance on financial services will be broken within 10 years, vows new innovation and technology tsar - South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's new innovation and technology tsar is determined to break the city's reliance on financial services by providing a “sustainable ecosystem” to climb the technology chain. In an exclusive interview with the Post – the first since he took ...and more »

Landmark UK ruling is not a 'get out of jail' card for Hong Kong felons - South China Morning Post

Let's be clear on what this new United Kingdom Supreme Court decision (R v Jogee) on joint criminal enterprise might mean for Hong Kong. You and I plan to rob a 7-Eleven. You carry a wooden stick, and I know you'll use it if you need to. I stand ...and more »