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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
Baby Bonuses on China's Shrinking Population
26/07/2022
In an article on China's shrinking population, Division of Public Policy Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN was quoted as saying that the so-called baby bonuses are unlikely to 'shift the needle' in terms of encouraging people to have children that they would not otherwise have, adding that such bonuses tend to only affect when people have children, rather than how many they have.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Business & Economy
  • Public Policy
Journey in the change of consciousness toward sustainability
25/07/2022
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of the Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR), has published a new journal article on sustainable development at Business Economics. Prof. LOH opines that there has been a gradual global change of consciousness that development must be done in a sustainable manner, including dealing with climate change and biodiversity loss. Policy innovation is just as important as technology innovation. Cross-disciplinary and cross-sector cooperation are vital for innovation and scaling-up, and the right platforms are needed. Universities can reimagine teaching and how their campuses function as sustainability ‘living labs’. The Greater Bay Area in China has opportunities to lead, including in the entertainment and gaming sector.
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  • Public Policy
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Social Changes and Health
Hong Kong needs a long-term perspective that brings youth into its fold
25/07/2022
Prof. Naubahar SHARIF, Acting Head of Division of Public Policy Acting Head wrote an article on the importance of the connection between innovation-driven, technology-led development and Hong Kong's youth.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
Implications If India Overtakes China as the Most Populous Country
22/07/2022
Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN, Professor from Division of Public Policy wrote an article on the implications for Mainland China if India overtakes her as the most populous country on Earth.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Big Trend in ESG - Sustainable and Green Finance (SGFN)
13/07/2022
A video on the Sustainable and Green Finance program, in which Program Co-Director Prof. Arthur LAU talked about the program curriculum and career prospects and ENVR Asst. Prof. Keith CHAN shared how the program will give the students an advantage if they are to pursue a career in the GBA or overseas.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Architectural Design and Sustainability at WKCD
12/07/2022
In an article on the architectural design and the sustainability issues of the HK Palace Museum and West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), ENVR Chief Development Strategist Prof. Christine LOH said the WKCD should take the responsibilities to ensure they manage the site as sustainably as possible, adding that it is important to remain vigilant as to whether a building is being operated to its designed-in capabilities once it becomes functional.
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  • Business & Economy
  • Public Policy
PBoC launches renminbi reserve pool with BIS
30/06/2022
In an article on People’s Bank of China creating a reserve pool to provide liquidity for participating economies in times of market stress, Prof. Edwin LAI from Division of Public Policy said the reserve pool will be an addition to existing bilateral swap lines between China and many other Asian countries, adding that it will help promote the use of RMB as a reserve currency by more central banks.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
HKUST researchers discover 'hotspots' of three-layered alternatively rotating circulation in South China Sea
21/06/2022
A research team led by director of the Center for Ocean Research HK and Macau and Division of Environment and Sustainability Chair Prof. GAN Jianping has revealed the never-before-seen characteristics of the three-dimensional ocean motion in the South China Sea through geophysical fluid dynamic theory.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Gas expansion a detour in Philippine transition to cleaner, cheaper energy
14/06/2022
In an article on Philippines’ energy transition from fossil fuels to liquified natural gas, Division of Environment and Sustainability Assistant Prof. Laurence DELINA said the renewable energy technologies that can ensure Philippines’ energy security are market-ready, and with their costs fast declining, they make economic sense now.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Can government revamp bring Hong Kong closer to achieving its climate goals?
28/05/2022
Division of Environment and Sustainability Chief Development Strategist Prof. Christine LOH on the ability of CE-elect John LEE’s administration on achieving Hong Kong’s climate goal.
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  • Business & Economy
Trending Development of Virtual Banking
27/09/2019
Prof. HUI Kai-Lung, Co-Director of Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management shared his insights on virtual banking and development of fin-tech on RTHK.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Ecological Environment Protection in GBA
17/10/2019
Prof. Alexis LAU, Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) shared his insights on ecological environment protection in GBA on Xihua.com
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  • Public Policy
Balancing Economic Development and Ecological Conservation in Greater Bay Area
23/10/2019
Prof. QI Ye, Director of Institute for Public Policy (IPP) joined the 3rd 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China (GD) International Communication Forum and expressed his view on Greater Bay Area's economic development on Southcn.com.
  • Public Policy
International conference to seek policies to maximize GBA opportunities
05/11/2019
Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN, Professor of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) delivered a keynote speech in the International Conference of Social Policy and Governance Innovation and shared some of the main demographic challenges faced by GBA.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Can PH, rest of world shift to 100% renewable energy?
23/12/2019
Prof. Laurence DELINA, Assistant Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability was interviewed by ABS-CBN News. He shared how he moved from civil engineering to sustainability science and his views on how his country - the Philippines, should develop a decentralized sustainable and renewable energy system.
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
Bringing New Hope to Improvement of Hazy Air Pollution
27/12/2019
A research team led by Prof. YU Jianzhen, Professor at Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) and Department of Chemistry, unveiled a first-in-kind study of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and its role in the rise and fall of airborne sulfates in hazy air pollution, offering policymakers new insights into ways to tackle smoggy weather.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Hong Kong’s ‘revolution of our times’ should focus on climate change
29/12/2019
Prof. Christine LOH,Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), shared her insights in an article on green bonds. She believes that the HK government should explore more green investment options such as blue bonds, thus making HK a hub for green capital.
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  • Innovation & Technology
Making API Public Could Boost Business Development
21/01/2020
Prof. HUI Kai-Lung, Co-Director of Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management shared his insights on how making API public could boost business development. Full version news is only available for HKEJ subscribers.
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  • Social Changes and Health
Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities
04/02/2020
Prof. Joseph KWAN, Adjunct Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) shared his thought about quarantine in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus in various media.
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  • Social Changes and Health
Why we might have to accept that this new coronavirus could be here to stay
18/02/2020
Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice, Division of Public Policy (PPOL) shared his thoughts that the governments to start planning for mitigation and to prepare their populations for the novel coronavirus.