DAB strongly condemns the MTRC for the large scale signalling failure of four train lines and the subsequent traffic chaos it created

The concurrent signalling system failures on the Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line and Tseung Kwan O Line led to serious disruption of train services as well as Read more

The DAB responds to the Lift Modernisation Subsidy Scheme (LIMSS)

The government submitted a paper to the Legislative Council outlining the details of the “Lift Modernisation Subsidy Scheme” (LIMSS).  The government will be accepting the first round of applications in Read more

DAB Supports Increase in Land Supply: Our Response to the “Lantau Tomorrow Vision” Project

The Lantau Tomorrow Vision (LTV) project, put forward by the government in the recently released Policy Address, attracted wide attention and sparked public debate.  The DAB is of the view Read more

Roundtable Forum on “The Transparency in the Usage of the Fees for Extracurricular Activities”

DAB held a Roundtable Forum on “The Transparency in the Usage of the Fees for Extracurricular Activities”, chaired by Legislative Councilor and DAB Spokesperson on Education Horace Cheung, at  the Read more

“Planning for the Future with Praiseworthy Decisiveness Listening Closely to the People and Walking a Reasonable Path” DAB’s response to the 2018 Policy Address.

The Chief Executive delivered her second Policy Address today (October 10).   All in all, the DAB feels this Policy Address to be one of  “planning for the future with praiseworthy Read more

Roundtable Forum on  “Gender Mainstreaming — Promoting Gender Equality and Eliminating Discrimination against Women”

The DAB Women Affairs Committee (“the Committee”) held a roundtable discussion —“Gender Mainstreaming — Promoting Gender Equality and Eliminating Discrimination against Women” — in the Legislative Council Complex today (October Read more

Survey on grassroots tenants and proposed locations for  transitional housing

In order to ease the difficulties the grassroots face in housing, DAB Legislative Councilor Vincent Cheng, together with DAB Sham Shui Po District Councilors and officers conducted a questionnaire survey Read more

DAB Roundtable Forum on “The Development and Challenges of Cross-boundary Elderly Care”

DAB held a roundtable forum on “The Development and Challenges of Cross-boundary Elderly Care” chaired by Legislative Councilor and Spokesperson on Welfare Policy Leung Che-cheung today (October 3, 2018).  We Read more

2018 Survey on the Weight of Schoolbags DAB Family Affairs Committee

The DAB Family Affairs Committee conducted a city-wide survey and hosted an event in Shau Kei Wan on the weight of schoolbags.  A total of 726 students were interviewed to Read more

Research Report on the Difficulties faced by South Asians in the HKSAR

Recently the government set up a steering committee led by the Chief Secretary for Administration to coordinate, review and monitor all the work that assists ethnic minorities while they will Read more

Persevering in the right direction and courageously moving forward The Expectations of the DAB towards the 2018/2019 Policy Address

Over the past year the Government has delivered good results.  Overall, the policies of the Government are well received by the public.  In the coming year, we expect that the Read more

DAB Consumer Confidence Index Survey 2018

1. Survey overview Survey objective: Since October 2004, the DAB has measured consumer confidence in Hong Kong with an index adopted from the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index. This Read more

Survey on mosquito problems

Survey overview Survey objective: To understand what the general public knows about the government’s mosquito prevention measures and the public’s assessment on measure impact, and to derive suggestions in areas where Read more

The DAB’s Expectations for the Third Term of the Commission on Poverty

The Government announced in late June the appointment of members to the new term of the Commission on Poverty (CoP); among the appointed members is DAB representative, District Councilor Terry Read more

DAB survey on children’s summer programmes

Survey overview Survey objective: to understand what summer activities parents have arranged for their kids Survey period: 18 May - 3 June 2018 No. of questions: 12 questions Survey method: Randomly selected telephone interviews Survey Read more

Public Views on National Affairs and the Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

(1) Introduction The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) protects the nation’s territorial integrity and national security, enhancing social stability and strengthening national cohesion. The DAB hopes to better understand the Hong Read more

Public Opinion Survey: Public Swimming Pools

(1)     Introduction Hot summers make public swimming pools the ideal place for many residents to beat the heat.  There are a total of 44 public swimming pool complexes in Hong Kong,  and Read more

Beware of upskirt blackspots

The DAB Women’s Affairs Committee (the Committee) released its eighth investigative report on “upskirt blackspots” (“blackspots”) locations and follow-up work on “blackspots” that have made the list in previous years.  Read more

Firmly oppose “Hong Kong independence” and ban the “Hong Kong National Party”

In response to the Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu’s announcement that he was considering the proposal by the Societies Registration Officer to consider following section 8 of the “Societies Read more

The government must address the issues of a highly concentrated auto-fuel market

At the 19 July 2018 meeting of the Legislative Council Panel on Economic Development, the Environment Bureau responded to the Competition Commission “Report on Study into Hong Kong’s Auto-fuel Market” Read more

Holden Chow responds to public consultation on Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Hong Kong

The DAB agrees, in principle, with the establishment of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Owner Registration System online by the government for UAS weighing over 250 grams — requiring UAS Read more

The DAB  “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Opportunities for Hong Kong Arts and Culture Industry” Roundtable Forum

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) held a “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Opportunities for Hong Kong Arts and Culture Industry” roundtable forum Read more

Our Response to the Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to Investigate the Shortened Steel Bars at Hung Hom Station of the Sha Tin-Central Link (SCL)

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced, on June 12, her decision to appoint a commission of inquiry under the Commission of Inquiry Ordinance (Chapter 86 of the Laws of Hong Kong) Read more

Response to the Housing Authority’s Cover-up of Home Ownership Scheme Applications Miscount Incident

In response to the cover-up by the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) of its White Form Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats application miscount for this quarter,  HA member and Legislative Read more

2018 World Cup Gambling Survey: Love the Games, Not the Gambling

Survey Objective:To understand how popular gambling is during the World Cup, and gather suggestions on how to deter gambling during the games   Survey Method:Questionnaire  Survey Conducted:April 25 – May 25, 2018  Number of Read more

Winning the Eastern District Council Kai Hiu Constituency By-election:   Grateful for All the Support and Committed to Continue Our Hard Work

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) expresses our greatest gratitude for the 2,268 voters — for their support and the trust they placed in Read more

Ben Chan Responds to Issues Found at  To Kwa Wan Station of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project

Following the media exposé of the cutting of steel rebars at the Hung Hom station of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project, reports of unauthorised removal of reinforcement bars Read more

Problems Arising from “Smart” Rubbish Bins and Old Refuse Collection Points

Rubbish collection and disposal have been long-standing problems for rural areas.  Currently, there are over 800 rural refuse collection points (RCPs) in Hong Kong;  the partially-closed off RCPs still in Read more

Responding to the Call of Action for World Environment Day:  DAB Survey on Plastic Utensils and Disposables for Dining

Celebrated annually on the 5th of June, World Environment Day (WED) is one of the United Nation’s principal vehicles for encouraging global awareness and action for the protection of the Read more

Wilson Or Responds to URA Managing Director’s March 18th Blog

April 22, 2018 — Kwun Tong Town Centre Project (K7) is Hong Kong’s largest redevelopment project, and is the concern of all Kwun Tong residents!  The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Read more