Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre Launches LegCo Survey

Politics | 2016-08-18


Based on the results from the Centre's May 2016 online survey on the 2015 District Council elections, candidate appearance has a significant impact on vote share in the District Council elections. But does candidate appearance also have a significant effect on the Legislative Council elections? The Centre has launched a new version of the online survey which will attempt to answer this question.

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Mobilising voters through social media in the U.S., Taiwan and Hong Kong

Politics | 2016-08-15


In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both using social media to mobilise their supporters. Meanwhile, Tsai Ing-wen won a resounding victory in the 2016 Taiwan presidential election after acquiring millions of followers on Facebook. What role will social media play in the upcoming LegCo election? This week the Centre compares the usage of social media in the U.S. and Taiwan presidential elections to see if any lessons can be learned for LegCo candidates.

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Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre Launches LegCo Survey

Politics | 2016-08-18


Based on the results from the Centre's May 2016 online survey on the 2015 District Council elections, candidate appearance has a significant impact on vote share in the District Council elections. But does candidate appearance also have a significant effect on the Legislative Council elections? The Centre has launched a new version of the online survey which will attempt to answer this question.

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Does Hong Kong need its own Original Grant Patent System?

Technology and Innovation | 2016-08-15


The Original Grant Patent (OGP) System has been recently introduced to Hong Kong. This would allow applicants to obtain a standard patent directly, without first having to apply for a patent at designated patent offices overseas. In regard to the existing re-registration system and the size of the patent market in Hong Kong, is OGP cost-effective and sustainable?

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Taking a gap year: Suitability for Hong Kong graduates

Education | 2016-08-03


Many Hong Kong students are familiar with the gap year option, and long for a life as a gapper. Social convention assumes that students enter the labour market immediately upon graduation. Is the idea too foreign to Hongkongers or they don’t see the point in doing this?

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