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Social mobility and wellbeing
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2019 Youth movement I: Influences of materialist and post-materialist values

In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters have turned up at mass demonstrations this summer to urge the Government to meet their demands. Some young activists ramp up the violence and clashed with the police. Why young people are frustrated with the current situation? How much do the older generations understand them? By looking into previous studies and figures, this analysis explores how materialist and post-materialist values shape our new generation.

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Regional and economic development
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2019 Youth movement II: Evolution of consumer power in the digital age

Most young people growing up in the digital era have a distinctive attitude towards consumption. In addition, the recent emergence of political consumerism in Hong Kong has been echoed by many young supporters. What are the impacts of the digital world and social changes on young people in making buying decisions? How should the business sector respond to this consumer power?

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Public administration and legal system
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2019 Youth movement III: Social participation behind the scene

Four months into the anti-government storm, thousands of young activists have taken to the streets and continued escalating violence to new levels. In addition, some political neophytes have decided to run for the coming District Council elections in November, in the hope of pushing for political reforms. How do young activists change their ways to make their voice heard over the past few years? How do these changes reshape the city’s political landscape?

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Medicine and healthcare
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Assessing comprehensiveness of PHC services in HK (I): Out-patient, oral and eye care services

Everyone experiences different health problems at various stages in life. Hence, it is impossible to engage a particular medical professional to manage care services of all medical specialties. The question is: How can a healthcare system be qualified as ‘comprehensive’? By adopting the ‘all-embracing care’ principle – one of the six primary healthcare (PHC) service assessment principles proposed by the Centre, this analysis examines the comprehensiveness of local PHC services in term of western and Chinese medicine out-patient, as well as oral and eye healthcare services.

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Education and human resources
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Is a four-day work week feasible in Hong Kong?

Many employees in Hong Kong always work their tails off. As modern people put increasing emphasis on work-life balance, a four-day work week letting employees enjoy extra time off has become popular in foreign countries. One of the latest example is the tryout of Microsoft Japan allowing staffs to have Fridays off for a month. What are the results of different kinds of four-day work week experiments? Is this idea feasible in Hong Kong?

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