Fueled by COVID-19, telemedicine has become a new trend in Hong Kong's healthcare industry, bringing novel opportunities as well as challenges to the area. In this episode, DotDotNews invites Andy Wong, Head of Innovation and Technology from InvestHK, Justin Chan, CEO and co-founder of a medical start-up company called Gense Technologies and Albert Au, CEO and founder of Acesobee, to share their insights.
With the ongoing fourth wave in Hong Kong, the city has enforced regional lockdowns and mandatory testings in high-risk areas. While medical experts and most residents backed the latest preemptive lockdown measure as the city continues to see a decline in COVID-19 cases, some logistic problems exposed by media spark controversy as well.
Inoculations of the COVID-19 vaccines have been rolled out in different countries. Since December, China has started inoculating some key groups with the vaccines. More than 24 million doses have been administered to date. Meanwhile in Hong Kong, local government expects to offer free vaccinations to the public starting this month, with the goal of providing the vaccine to the majority of its citizens within this year. However, controversies on the effectiveness and side effects of available vaccines arouse and ferment. Most people are still skeptical of being vaccinated.
The price of Bitcoin spiked to a record high of over US$40,394 last week, which helped push the overall value of the cryptocurrency market topped above US$1 trillion for the first time ever. However, taking the previous price changes as a reference, the cryptocurrency’s surge has always been accompanied by its trademark volatility.
Bitcoin climbed above US$34,000 for the first time on Sunday (Jan. 3), extending a record-breaking rally in the volatile cryptocurrency that delivered a more than 300% gain in 2020. Blockchain, as the foundation technology of cryptocurrency, has long been under the spotlight. While the financial market is embracing this unpredictable trend brought by blockchain, general public are remaining cautious and skeptical about it.
Recent years have seen a growth of the subtle tension between local and mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, which was further heightened after the social unrest last year. It has always been a pity that people who share similar origins and cultural roots have fallen into rival groups due to political divergence and stereotypical images. In this episode, DotDotNews invites Keybros, two HK-born Gen Z influencers and Tom, a fresh HKU graduate from Guangdong Province to talk about identity issues in HK.
The Hong Kong government has been working on promoting health code and travel bubbles in order to facilitate people's cross-border traveling in the COVID-19 era. But some citizens in HK have expressed concerns over privacy issues. This time, DotDotNews invites Prof. Witman Hung, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and Principal Liaison Officer for HK of the Shenzhen Qianhai Authority, together with Kachin Wong, founder of a startup called SPES Tech, to join this discussion.
During the past year, there have been many rumors and misunderstandings towards Hong Kong Police Force. In this episode, DotDotNews invites Tang King-shing, former Commissioner of HK Police, and Dominic Lee, a young politician and influencer in HK.
In recent years, Hong Kong has witnessed a booming trend: From police officers to political figures, many Hongkongers are trying so hard to become influencers. In this episode, DotDotNews invites Tang King-shing, former Commissioner of HK Police, and Dominic Lee, a young politician and influencer in HK.
China ranks the first in the world for mobile payment penetration, with more than 790 million users and a total transaction volume of US$41.51 trillion. Accelerated by cashless payment methods such as Alipay and WeChat, China plans to launch its own digital currency, digital Yuan, into the market.
As the United States announced its banning of TikTok, there is a rising concern that more US sanctions against Chinese companies are underway. Relations between the two countries have deteriorated sharply in recent months. But just as the saying goes, "A single flower does not make a spring," cooperation is always a better solution than confrontation.