Bauhinia Well-being Index (BWI)
The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre released a study on ‘Bauhinia Well-being Index’ today, which highlights that despite the upward performance of the Hong Kong economy in the last 15 years, the Bauhinia Well-being Index (BWI) remained almost stagnant, with a widening gap between the two. Between 2000 and 2015, Hong Kong’s cumulative growth in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita was 56.9%, whilst the BWI was up by 0.4% only, showing that economic prosperity has no significant impact on people’s happiness.
Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Celebrating the 10th anniversary, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre held a Gala Dinner on 23 September 2016 (Friday) at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong.The Centre is very honoured to have Chief Executive of the HKSAR, The Honourable Leung Chun-ying, as the guest of honour at the Ceremony. Joining the event are Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Deputy Director of Liaison Office of the Central Government in the HKSAR Yin Xiaojing, Financial Secretary Mr John Tsang Chun-wah, Protector of the Bauhinia Foundation Mr Charles Ho Tsu-kwok, the Centre’s Chairman Dr Donald Li Kwok-tung, Vice-chairman Mr Lau Ming-wai, Director Mr Lawrence Lee Kam-hung, Founding Chairman Mr Norman Chan Tak-lam, principal government officials, leaders and experts from business and academia.
Candidate appearance, recognition and vote share in LegCo elections
The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (the Centre) released on September 29, 2016 a new edition of Occasional Paper “Candidate Appearance, Recognition, and Vote Share in Legislative Council Elections,” which discusses the findings of the Centre’s study on Legislative Council (LegCo) candidates and the impact of candidate appearance on vote share.
Uncovering hidden drug abusers
The rise in the median drug abusing history of newly reported abusers shows that the hidden drug abuse problem has intensified. This could be explained by an increasing number of people taking drugs at home, along with the use of drugs that bring less obvious side-effects. New approaches are needed to uncover and help the evasive drug abusers.
Could the FIA Formula E Championship create a buzz in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is set to host the first-ever Formula E Championship, the world’s foremost fully electric racing series, and will host the first race of Formula E’s new season. Is Hong Kong ready to make the race a major event in the local sports calendar?