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Can China boost its birth rate by adopting the Nordic position?
In an article discussing whether China could borrow experience from Nordic countries’ relative successful efforts in boosting fertility, Division of Environment and Sustainability Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN said that it could only work if there is a cultural shift in the Mainland which made it easier for women to take childcare or maternity leave.
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Regulating Virtual Currency
Prof. HUI Kai-Lung, Co-director of Dual Degree in Technology & Management, wrote an article on the possible impact of regulating virtual currency.
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Germagic Entering Taiwan Market
The new smart anti-microbial coating Germagic developed by a team led by Prof. YEUNG King-Lun and Adjunct Prof. Joseph KWAN from Division of Environment and Sustainability was mentioned as an example of collaboration among the government, industry and academic in HK. Separately, Germagic has entered the Taiwan market through a Taiwanese partner.
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China Announces Three-Child Limit in Major Policy Shift
Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN from Division of Public Policy commented on China’s new three-child policy in media interviews, saying while the policy shift removes a clear inconsistency in the concerns over low fertility with restrictions on births at the same time, the policy alone will not be able to address the structural problem of China’s population.
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Achieving Carbon Neutrality in China
Prof. Ye QI from Division of Public Policy shared his insights about achieving carbon neutrality in a forum on China’s development.
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China, Europe and U.S. cooperation 'vital to tackling climate change
In an article on China, Europe and U.S. cooperation against climate change, Prof. Ye QI from Division of Public Policy said there is huge potential for the three parties to work together, but climate cooperation hasn't always been easy.
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Taiwan hurtles towards ‘super-aged’ status
In an article on Taiwan’s demographic change, Division of Public Policy Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN said women in places like Taiwan, Japan and South Korea face “very high opportunity cost” for giving births as not only will it affect their careers but the burden of care is not usually shared.
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Carbon credits are a greener alternative to bitcoin, the climate doomsday machine
Adjunct Associate Prof. Charles BEDFORD from Division of Environment and Sustainability wrote an article on bitcoin mining’s enormous carbon footprint and carbon credits’ environmental benefits.
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National Supercomputer Center Opens New Opportunities
Chair Prof. GAN Jianping Division of Environment and Sustainability commented in an article that the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou has opened Hong Kong researchers to opportunities not possible before.