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As Delta variant sweeps the West, Asia faces a choice: stick to ‘zero-Covid’ approach or learn to live with it
Prof. Donald LOW from Division of Public Policy said the increasing number of transmissible Delta variants proves that COVID-19 would become endemic and societies needed to learn to live with the virus.
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China digital currency: could Beijing’s advanced e-yuan replace smaller Asian currencies?
Prof. Edwin LAI from Division of Public Policy said in an interview that China’s digital yuan is unlikely to be widely used in the global monetary system, if the country is reluctant to relax its stringent capital controls.
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The G7 alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative is a 'paper tiger'
Prof. Laurence DELINA from Division of Public Policy recently commented on the launch of the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative, billed by U.S. President Joe Biden as a counterweight to China’s massive international infrastructure investment scheme, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
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World-leading scientists launch international climate crisis advisory group
Prof. Ye QI from Division of Public Policy has joined a group of world-leading scientists to launch “The Climate Crisis Advisory Group”, which seeks to scrutinise different governments’ responses to climate and biodiversity crises. The advisory group will also suggest how policymakers can mitigate the worst impacts of climate crisis.
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The Legacy Of The Lasting Effects Of China's 1-Child Policy
Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN from Division of Public Policy said in a radio news interview that China’s one-child policy may not be the only reason for the nation’s plunge in birth rate during the 80s and 90s.
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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.