Briefing Note: The Election Committee and Functional Constituency Elections
The Election Committee (EC) subsector elections will take place on December 11. The outcome will decide the 1,200-member EC that will select the Chief Executive (CE) in 2017. This week, the Centre overviews the history of "indirect elections" in Hong Kong, which includes the CE elections, the EC subsector elections and the Functional Constituency (FC) elections in the Legislative Council (LegCo).
What can Chief Executive candidates learn from Trump and Brexit?
In 2016, victories of Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign shocked the world. What were the keys to their stunning success? This week, the Centre analyses some of the strategies behind two of the most remarkable political upsets in modern history and suggests implications for Hong Kong's Chief Executive elections.
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.
Shaping the future of volunteering
The fifth of December is the International Volunteer Day established by the United Nations to recognise volunteers and the contributions they made. In Hong Kong, about one in nine people have engaged in voluntary services. How should we encourage volunteering and make voluntary service better in future?