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.
New well-being gauge looks beyond GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has long been a major indicator of economic performance. However, economic development does not ensure improvement in people’s livelihood. Is it possible to measure the well-being, instead of GDP, of the society?
Understanding your emotional health through speech analysis
A number of students chose to end their lives earlier this year, causing public attention. Research showed that mental health issues, though difficult to diagnose, were often a cause of student suicides. The advancement of speech analysis technology might create an opportunity to help students acknowledge their own emotional problems at an earlier stage.
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.