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  • Public Policy
Environmental Impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative
18/02/2022
In an online forum organized by Wilson Center on Tuesday on the environmental impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative, Division of Public Policy Adjunct Assistant Prof. Angela TRITTO said China’s investments in South East Asian countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines bring high carbon emission and negative environmental impacts but the ruling elites in the countries see the investments from China as mutually beneficial.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
Singapore Grapples With Keeping the Rich Happy — and Taxing Them Too
17/02/2022
In an article on Singapore’s possible expansion of its wealth tax system in its upcoming budget tomorrow, Division of Public Policy Senior Lecturer Prof. Donald LOW said such move is a signal of the government’s commitment to social equality and he thinks a low and simple wealth tax will not lower the city state’s attractiveness to the rich.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
The Next Century’s Big Demographic Mystery
11/02/2022
In an article on when the world’s population will peak and its implications, Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN from Division of Public Policy said governments tend to solve demographic problems with demographic solutions. But for solving problems such as carbon emissions, the government may focus on pushing fertility down rather than finding ways to minimize the average person’s carbon footprint.
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  • Business & Economy
Essential Elements of Metaverse
08/02/2022
An interview with Prof. Pan HUI, Affiliated Faculty of the Individualized Interdisciplinary Major (IIM), in which he talked about essential elements of metaverse and the development of the trend in China and the United States.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
Omicron shows Hong Kong can’t maintain ‘dynamic zero-Covid’
07/02/2022
Division of Public Policy Senior Lecturer Prof. Donald LOW wrote an article on the current fifth wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong, in which he said HK government needs to accept the possibility that even if zero-COVID is a desirable goal, it is not realistic or achievable.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
RMB’s Internationalization
01/02/2022
An exclusive interview with Division of Public Policy Prof. Edwin LAI, in which he shared his insights on RMB’s internationalization and his recent publication of a book on such a topic.
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  • Public Policy
Can Hong Kong avoid ‘dynamic zero-Covid’ dystopia and be Beijing’s model for re-engaging with the world?
27/01/2022
Division of Public Policy Senior Lecturer Prof. Donald LOW wrote an article on Mainland’s and Hong Kong’s zero-COVID approach, in which he said the current outbreak in Hong Kong is an opportunity for finding a more sustainable approach to deal with COVID.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Chief executive election: three areas where candidates can transform Hong Kong governance
23/01/2022
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment & Sustainability wrote a column article on the three challenges – namely sustainability, digitalization, and common prosperity – that candidates running for the coming chief executive election must meet.
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  • Student Bonding & Development
How HKUST has empowered student with opportunities
22/01/2022
When talked about HKUST’s curiosity driven curriculum, opportunities, scholarships, and other admission information for Malaysian students in a virtual press conference, IPO alumnus from Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management (T&M-DDP) CHONG Bor-Hung also shared their study experiences, career aspirations, and how HKUST has empowered them with opportunities that help build their entrepreneurial careers.
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  • Public Policy
Is China tripping over its chase for ‘common prosperity’?
16/01/2022
Division of Public Policy Senior Lecturer Prof. Donald LOW wrote an article on China’s economic policies and its pursuit of “common prosperity”.
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  • Public Policy
Why the East Asian countries have done well in the fight against Covid-19 ?
21/04/2020
Prof. WU Xun , Head of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) shared his thoughts on why the East Asian countries have done well in the fight against Covid-19, naming their experience in fighting past epidemics and decisive political leadership as two main factors.
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  • Innovation & Technology
Will online education widen Asia’s digital divide?
22/04/2020
Prof. HUI Kai-Lung, Co-Director of Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP) shared his thoughts on whether online education will widen Asia’s digital divide, as online class quality depends very much on the home environment and equipment available to the students, which tends to put poorer students at a disadvantage.
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  • Innovation & Technology
Disruptive Technology In Fight Against COVID-19
24/04/2020
Prof. WU Xun , Head of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) shared his insights in an event on the challenges of applying disruptive technology such as AI and big data to public administration in the fight against COVID-19.
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  • Public Policy
Real lessons from Covid-19 to Singaporean Governement
27/04/2020
Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) commented that Singaporeans should learn from the COVID-19 outbreak, with one being they must embrace diversity and their government should be open-minded about dissenting perspectives, as that would facilitate flexible decision making in a rapidly evolving crisis.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
How China and Britain can lead the biodiversity and climate debate in the Covid-19 era
28/04/2020
Prof. Christine LOH,Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) shared her thoughts on how China and Britain can lead the biodiversity and climate change global discussion amid the pandemic.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
New Smart Anti-microbial Coating Will Be Applied to HKSI Facilities
28/04/2020
The new smart anti-microbial coating developed by the research team led by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) and Prof. YEUNG King Lun, Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) will be applied to the Fo Tan facility of the Sports Institute to keep the elite athletes and coaches safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • Public Policy
A New Approach to Measuring Inequalities in Development
05/05/2020
Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN, Professor of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis has designed a viable alternative to the conventional Human Development Index as a means of measuring progress in development.
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  • Social Changes and Health
COVID-19 Pandemic and its Aftermath
06/05/2020
Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) shared his thoughts about COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath in a webinar hosted by Academia.SG.
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  • Innovation & Technology
Understanding zoonotic diseases: "Enthusiasm for game meat to have prime impact on human health"
08/05/2020
Dr. Nirmal Kumar GALI, Research Associate of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) shared his thoughts about how zoonotic virus work when they encounter the human body.