Restructuring vocational education system: Exploring dual pathways to achieve career and educational aspirations

Education | 2017-09-05


The study on ‘Realising your dreams through vocational education and training (VET)’ suggests ways to enhance the VET system through restructuring its academic pathways and restoring public confidence in VET. Our suggestions aim to help students develop their talents into strengths and reach full potential, thus building a vibrant talent pool to facilitate the city’s overall development.

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Bauhinia: Embracing hope through ‘people-based’ policies

Government reports and consultation papers | 2017-10-11


The Centre welcomes Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s maiden Policy Address, which not only focuses on socio-economic development, but also puts forth concrete and ‘people-based’ measures aiming to improve housing, healthcare, transport and welfare.

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Adieu, the magic formula for success

Social and Economic Mobility | 2017-10-04


Many people in Hong Kong consider that earning a university degree is the key to achieving upward social mobility. Yet, statistics reveal that in terms of the average salary and its rate of increase, local university graduates have been facing a worsening situation. Is it a sign of a malfunction of the formula for success or a call for a structural change in the education system? 

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Is 'content is king' really outdated in the news industry?

Creativity and Culture | 2017-09-28


Drawing public attention brings advertising opportunities for news media. In the digital era, more people have started getting news from the Internet such as via search engines and social media. Such behavioural change makes marketers allocate less advertising budget to traditional news media. Whilst the industry is struggling, can traditional news media find a way out by shifting focus from serving advertisers to readers?

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What will people say about ‘Starter Homes’?

Housing, Infrastructure and Land | 2017-09-20


The Starter Homes, a new form of subsidised sale flat that aims at addressing the difficulty of Hong Kong young families in home purchasing, is one of the highlights of the very first policy address by the Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. What insights would similar programmes and related discussions in other countries bring to Hong Kong?

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